Sewer pipes are prone to invasive root penetration as the pipes contains water and organic waste – making them prime targets for roots. Many homes build prior to 1970 have various pipe materials still in use. Clay, Cast Iron and Orangeburg are all highly prone to aggressive tree root invasion. 

Once the roots intrude into the pipe, clogs form due to expanding root growth. The inevitable result is expensive, and messy sewage backups into the house. Thirsty tree roots naturally grow toward any leaks in your water and sewer pipes.

Once tree roots find a leak in sewer lines, they invade your pipes. This causes water flow blockage, pipe damage, unhealthy conditions and often costly repair bills.


Warning signs


  • Clogged drains: especially if it seems to recur. Slow drains are often the first sign of tree roots in sewer line systems.
  • Gurgle sounds: this happens after flushing the toilet mostly.
  • Blocked or collapsed pipes: this often manifests as backed-up drain or toilet. 
  • Sinkholes: if you discover a sinkhole in your lawn, you may have tree roots inside your sewer lines. This is a serious warning sign and indicates an advanced sewer line problem. This degree of damage of tree roots in sewer lines also puts the foundation of your house at risk.
  • Foul odors: damaged sewer lines usually send up bad smells. If you smell rotten eggs or sulfur you could have a serious sewer problem.

We utilize high performance, comprehensive tool sets for cleaning pipes, reinstating connections and removing collapsed liners and other materials. Our technicians are highly trained with years of experience in the art of removing sewer roots, while keeping the host pipe intact.