Tree Root Removal in Boise

Are your drains getting clogged for no apparent reason? Is sewage backing up from your toilet or multiple drains? These may be signs of tree root intrusion in your sewer line. Express Plumbing Heating & Air can take care of the problem with our tree root removal service.

We ensure the safe removal of tree roots. Newer techniques enable us to get the job done with minimal disruption to your home or business. From inspection to future growth prevention, customers in Boise rely on us to restore their sewage service no matter how bad the problem is. With our expertise in plumbing, tree root removal can be done without replacing a pipeline; we can often resolve the issue and perform simple repairs using the latest professional tools.

Problems Caused by Tree Root Intrusion

Tree roots grow in search for water and nutrient sources. Sewer and water pipes are the most reliable of these, so any moisture present will trigger roots of nearby trees to grow towards, around, and into sewer pipe. These roots are very strong. Even if they don’t come in direct contact, roots can put enough pressure on surrounding soil to cause a pipe collapse. Roots can spread as far as three times the extent of a tree’s branches. If a pipe is leaking or moist, roots can grow around a pipe, penetrate it, and grow inside. The tiniest pinhole or crack can provide a starting point. But in addition to sewer line damage, roots can cause foundation damage, so it’s important to address them as soon as possible.

Over time, the effects of tree root intrusion can progress from slow drains to sewage backups and flooding. Roots reduce the interior diameter of pipe, and catch solid waste, eventually causing full blockages. Sewage can then back up through drains and toilets. It is messy, stinks, and can introduce waste contaminated with bacteria and harmful substances. A burst pipe can occur as well, leading to extensive water damage.