Of all the plumbing issues a homeowner can experience, one would not usually think that the trees in their yard would have a lot to do with the health and functionality of the plumbing leaving their home. The roots of the trees and bushes growing outside your home are very much a slow and silent cause of a major plumbing headache waiting to happen, or a more annoying fix to make once the foliage has already been established.
Some of the tips below will help you to maintain a symbiotic relationship between your plumbing and the plant life in your backyard, getting the best of both worlds:
Be sure to keep up on the amount of tree roots that are accumulating near the major plumbing lines of your home. They can intrude on the pipes while in its own honest attempts to accumulate water for themselves! Excess pressure from root growth can result in further problems, such as breaking of the pipes.
You won’t know which trees or bushes to look out for if you don’t know where the sewer lines are running, so it is important to find out where they are early on.
Once you locate a problem, you might opt for commercial solutions, such as physical or chemical barriers designed to impede the growth of the pesky roots. Be sure to weight the pros and cons of each solution to determine which one is the right fit for you.
Lastly, calling a professional to inspect the plumbing outside your home in relation to the landscaping you have growing there is another option. If there is a problem with something growing too close to your pipes, they can also cut it out to remove it.
Call Jack Ward & Sons today at (615) 227-2811 to help with balancing healthy landscaping and plumbing for your home.