Getting to the "Root” of Your Septic Problems
Are you experiencing slow drainage in your plumbing system? It could be the trees in your yard that are causing your problems. The roots of big tress and bushes will grow and stretch until they find what they need to survive. Unfortunately, your septic system provides the perfect source of nutrients and water for your trees to thrive.
How does a tree root get into your septic system exactly? Tree roots are more savvy than you may realize. They only need a small crack or a miniscule opening at the joint of your pipes to invade your drainage system. Once a tree root makes even a tiny intrusion, it can grow enough to start blocking your pipes and cause a sewage backup into your home or business. If your tree root is aggressive enough, the growth can even cause a pipe to break, which can result in a yard full of sewage. Who knew that the beautiful trees that give you shade can be so disruptive and damaging to your septic system underground?
Whether you suspect a tree root problem or not, it is always best to contact a professional if you are experiencing plumbing problems such as slow drainage, a foul odor, etc. If your pipes are getting blocked, your problems will only escalate. Continual buildup of wastewater and sewage in your septic system can cause your entire system to fail, which is a costly consequence.
Though you may be tempted, beware of putting a chemical treatment down your drain to kill off potential tree roots. It can produce harmful side effects. Let a professional from Metro Septic handle your tree root problems instead. They have advanced technology and equipment to safely and effectively diagnose your septic problems and recommend the best solution. To prevent future tree root complications in your septic system, it is important to educate yourself on exactly where your drain field and sewage tank are located on your property. The only landscape you should have over your drain field is short-rooted grass. If you have to remove trees and bushes, make sure you eliminate the stump and roots to avoid the potential of continual growth underground. There is a way for you to have a luscious landscape and a smooth operating septic at the same time, but don’t be afraid to ask a professional for the best landscaping plan.