“Did You Know” These Tree’s Ruin Your Pipes?

Trees are vital to our lungs and lives but unfortunately, they can be detrimental to our septic tanks and sewage systems! The root system of a plant is designed to track down moisture, and that’s exactly what plumbing transports, moisture. We get calls all of the time from customers who have trees in their yard with roots that have infiltrated their plumbing systems. These root infiltrators can be expensive to cut down, and some customers don’t want to discard a tree because of sentimental value. Before you decide to plant or keep a tree in your yard, make sure you know which ones have plans to invade your pipes and pose the greatest threat to septic tanks and sewage systems! If you decide it is too expensive to get rid of one of these trees, or you simply don’t want to lose the tree because you love it too much, make sure to get your lines jetted at least twice a year to avoid root infiltration and cause thousands of dollars in damage down the road!

The worst trees for your Plumbing Systems are:

  • Sycamoretree-root-infiltration-sewer-lines-plumbing-plumber-near-me
  • Willowtree-root-infiltration-sewer-lines-plumbing-plumber-near-me
  • Oaktree-root-infiltration-sewer-lines-plumbing-plumber-near-me
  • Fig
  • Aspens
  • Elms
  • Birches tree-root-infiltration-sewer-lines-plumbing-plumber-near-me
  • Gums
  • Cypresses tree-plumbing-roots-infiltrate
  • Silver maplestree-root-infiltration-sewer-lines-plumbing-plumber-near-me
  • Walnuts
  • Poplars
  • Liquid Ambersinfiltrate

Some trees that are way less likely to infiltrate your sewage systems are:

  • Mediterranean fan palmsinfiltrate
  • Many fruit tree species
  • Cedars
  • Sabal palmettotree-plumbing-roots-infiltrate
  • Japanese Maple
  • Amur Mapletree-root-infiltration-sewer-lines-plumbing-plumber-near-me
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Smoketree
  • Eastern Redbudtree-plumbing-roots-infiltrate

You should never plant a tree closer than 10 feet (3 m.) from the foundation of a home, and those with invasive roots may need a distance of 25 to 50 feet (7.5 to 15 m.) of space. Slow-growing trees generally have less destructive roots than those that grow quickly. If it’s already too late and you have a blocked drain or your plumbing has already been infiltrated by roots, Rocket Plumbing and Drain’s High-Pressure Water Jetter and drain cameras can locate and blast away any blockages in no time. Contact your local Chester County plumber today.