Roots in your pipes can cause a variety of problems, including slow and clogged drains. These roots are difficult to detect and even more difficult to remove. If you suspect that your pipes have become blocked by roots, Upper Arlington Plumbing & Drain can clean those roots out, so they don’t cause any further damage! 

What Are the Signs of Roots in My Pipes? 

If you notice any of the following signs, it’s likely that there are roots growing in your pipes: 

  • Water pressure is low. 
  • Water isn’t draining from the sink or tub. 
  • Water is backing up into the sink or tub. 
  • Water is leaking from the pipes. 
  • Water is leaking from the ceiling. 
  • Water is leaking from the walls (usually accompanied by a musty smell). 

If you discover any of these things happening in your home, call a professional plumber as soon as possible to get it fixed while they can still do so effectively and efficiently! 

What Is the Safest Way to Clean My Pipes? 

Fortunately, there are many ways to clean your pipes. Some methods are more effective than others, but it all depends on your situation. If the roots have grown into the drainpipe and clogged it up, then you may need to use a root removal service or plumber. 

If you notice that the water is draining slowly or not at all in one of your sinks or toilets, then this could mean that there is root growth in your pipes as well. You can try using a snake to get rid of them if the roots are small enough, or you may need a plumber to excavate the pipe and replace it. 

What Causes Roots In Your Pipes? 

Roots can enter your pipes through a crack or leak. If you think that you may have a crack in your pipe, there are two ways to check for this. First, turn off the water supply and make sure that no other faucets or appliances are connected to the line that is being checked. Then open up an accessible faucet and let it run until all air is expelled from the line. After turning off the faucet, put one end of a hose into it and then place your hand over the other end of the hose; if there is no pressure, then there might be a leak somewhere in your pipe system. 

How Long Will a Root Removal Service Last Me? 

This is a good question. It all depends. Your root removal service can last anywhere from a few months to a few years, but usually not any longer than that. The length of your root removal service will depend on the severity of your problem, what type of pipes you have, and what kind of roots are causing them—which can be hard to tell without professional help. The best thing to do is to have a plumber determine where your underground pipes are and then remove any trees that are too close to the pipeline. 

When Should You Call Upper Arlington Plumbing & Drain for Drain Clearing and Root Removal? 

If you are still having problems with your pipes, it is time to call an expert. Our team at Upper Arlington Plumbing & Drain can assess the issue and determine what is causing the problem. We can also recommend solutions for getting rid of roots in a pipe so that you do not end up with a bigger issue later down the road. 

Are you looking for a local plumber you can trust? Look no further! We would love to serve you, your home, and your family. So, don’t delay! Call Upper Arlington Plumbing & Drain today at (614) 363-1924, or schedule an appointment by clicking here! We are here to help!