How to Deal With Tree Roots in a Drain
Tree root damage in drains doesn’t get the same kind of attention as fatbergs, or blocked sinks, but it’s one of the biggest reasons why blockages occur. Tree roots don’t actually cause cracks in pipes, rather they’re attracted by moisture escaping from existing leaks. Once a root enters and widens these cracks, the environment is perfect for rapid growth around and inside the pipe. Before too long it can start to create significant damage for a drainage system.