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October 24,2021

Sewer Line Rooter Service Process

The name "rooter" service comes from the all-too-common issue of tree roots growing into and damaging sewer lines. The effectiveness and thoroughness of modern technology has brought that service under the drain cleaning umbrella, however, and rightly so. Tree roots are a leading cause of clogs and Mr. Rooter Plumbings hydro jetting drain cleaning can get rid of those roots in a jiffy. Are you curious about the sewer line cleaning, or "rooter," service process? Continue reading to learn how the skilled plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing tackle the issue of invasive tree roots in sewer lines. Feel free to call us and schedule an appointment or request an emergency dispatch.

Signs of Trouble

The sewer line is a pipe, generally four inches diameter, located several feet underground. The lateral sewer line on your property connects to the sewer main. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that the whole sewer line is managed and maintained by the local government. No, the lateral sewer line is the property owners responsibility while the sewer main is the municipality or local governments responsibility.

How do you know the sewer line is faulty or damaged, however? You cannot expect to regularly dig up the sewer line to take a close look. That is just not feasible. Plus, the professionals have tools to inspect the sewer line without digging trenches through the yard and there are signs that you can look out for. If your sinks and tubs smell funky, are slow to drain, make gurgling sounds, or bring up waste and wastewater from the drains, then you might have a sewer line issue. Other signs include patches of overly lush grass, sinkholes, and foul odors in the yard.

What is Rooter Service?

A sewer line can clog for several reasons. Pouring used fats, oils, and greases into the drains can cause clogs once they harden in the sewer line. Tossing hard objects in the drains is surely going to lead to blockages. Invasive tree roots, meanwhile, can penetrate through the sewer line in their search for water. Rooter service used to be the name of the service to deal with invasive tree roots, but that service now falls under the general drain cleaning category.

Our hydro jetting drain cleaning service at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh works wonders. This process begins with a live video inspection of the sewer line. The goal here is twofold. One, we aim to pinpoint the blockage, or tree roots. Two, we assess the quality of the sewer line. If it is too damaged, then we recommend a pipe repair or replacement. Once we find the blockage and the pipes are found sturdy, we blast the obstacles such as tree roots with pressurized water. This pressurized water can break through tree roots and even dried concrete.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Are you suspicious of a sewer line blockage? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh to schedule a professional inspection or sewer line cleaning today. Our friendly representatives and dedicated plumbers are ready to take your call.

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