It’s that time of year again: the fall is almost here and in no time at all it’ll be Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. Scary, huh? Another year gone. But meanwhile we can enjoy the beauty of the fall. The trees look amazing at this time as the leaves change from green to red, gold, yellows, and an astounding range of different bronze colors.
Of course, there is a problem with trees, and it’s not just the fact that in the next few weeks we are going to have to sweep up all those leaves. It’s what’s going on underground. The bit that we don’t see and don’t ever think about – tree roots.
Trees Need A Lot Of Water & They Impact Your Sewer Line
Tree roots, of course, are ever on the search for water because trees need a lot to keep them growing healthily. Here’s a fact that most people have never heard of (and you’ll be able to tease the kids with): an acre of beech lifts SEVEN TONS of water a day when the trees are in full leaf. It’s true. And where does that water come from? Out of the ground. And where is there a good supply of water constantly passing along? Down your sewer line.
So what does any sensible tree do? It sends its’ roots to your sewer line – and into it through any tiny crack or fault. This is why many homes with trees in the yard need a Wichita sewer line service. When the roots begin to block up the sewer the water drains away more slowly, until the day when it doesn’t drain away at all. The roots act like a net and catch debris such as toilet paper, FOGG (fats, oils, grease, grit), and other debris causing a slow build-up. The first thing most homeowners notice is a gurgling noise coming from the toilet when flushed. And then you have a really nasty problem.
The Wichita Sewer Line Service You Need
Luckily, at Ben Franklin our plumbers know everything there is to know about tree roots and sewer lines and can provide you with the Wichita sewer line service that you need. Tree roots and debris can be cleared using root saws, high pressure flushers, and augers.
As with many things, prevention is better than cure. A lot of our customers schedule a regular Wichita sewer line service in order to prevent any build-up of tree roots and keep everything running smoothly. We can also undertake a video inspection of your sewer line and report on its condition and any repairs needed before the problem develops into something really nasty.
Give us a call now and we’ll come over at your convenience for a thorough inspection.