Question by  kaushika (17)

How do I get rid of roots that are growing into my sewer pipe?

I have a rather old tree that has an extensive root system. I am afraid it is impeding on my sewage system.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You can do two things. Call the city and have them run a camera down the pipes to see if there is damage. Or you can dig up your yard and find the problem and fix it and replant the lawn.


Answer by  mbtoda (106)

There's no easy way to get rid of roots. First off, you have to replace the affected pipe and preferably remove the tree whose roots have damaged your pipe. It is possible to save the tree sometimes, but this leaves no guarantee of voiding future damage.


Answer by  TravisUSMC (979)

You have 2 choices. one would be to remove the tree causing the roots to9 grow into the pipes. The second would be to buy an industrial root killer made for septic / pipe systems.


Answer by  billyb (562)

make sure that there are no trees near your sewer drain pipe. tree roots tend to search for water or moisture.

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