Have tree roots in your pipes? Call the Drain Doctor for tree root removal!

Tree roots in sewer pipes cause damage and are one of the main reasons why sewers backup. Roots can enter sewer pipes through cracks or loose joints in the sewer line.

Roots are attracted to water vapour that escapes through cracks or loose joints in sewer pipes. This means roots will move towards and penetrate through cracks, loose joints or any openings in sewer pipes. Once the roots get into the sewer pipe, they feed off the water and began to grow inside the pipe. This happens even in the winter when trees appear to be dormant!! Once inside the pipe, roots will continue to grow, and if not disturbed, they may completely fill the pipe with multiple hair-like root masses at each point of entry. The root mass inside the pipe becomes matted with grease, tissue paper and other debris discharged from the residence. As roots continue to grow they expand and exert considerable pressure at the crack or joint where they entered the pipe. The force exerted by root growth may break the pipe and could cause it to collapse. Structurally damaged pipes may require repair or replacement.

Using advanced tools and techniques such as video inspection, power auger and high-pressure water jetting, The Drain Doctor will quickly identify and correct any issue you may encounter. Why The Drain Doctor is Saskatoon’s quality alternative to the “rooter” guys.  Call the Drain Doctor and we will root out your drain pain: (306) 934-5165.