Main Drain Root Removal Plumbing Services

Main Drain Root Removal

Are you having issues with water in your basement or garage being flooded? One of the main reasons to main drain getting clogged are tree roots. Tree roots can cause extensive damage to drain and sewer pipes. They must be removed and cleaned out before any damages occur due to a clogged drain.

Tree roots grow into the main drains because the sewer pipes contain water, nutrients and oxygen-the essential elements for trees to grow. Aside from drain and sewer blockages, tree roots growing inside sewer and drain pipes must be maintained to reduce blockage. Roots from trees growing on private property and on parkways throughout the service area are responsible for many of the sanitary sewer service backups and damaged sewer pipes experienced in Montreal and the surrounding areas.

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Steps in determining if your main drain has roots

Step 1: Are your trees near your main drain?

The first step is to determine if your main drain is located near the trees of your property. Main drains are typically located in front of your home along side the city main water shutoff valve. In certain cases the city main shut off valve can be located on your driveway or on your lawn. Once you locate the city main shut off valve, you will than have a better understanding if you have any trees surrounding the main drain.

Step 2: Have your main drain Inspect

After determining that your main drain is located near a tree, the next step would be to see if any roots have entered the drain pipe. The best way to get this done is by having a professional plumber inspect the sewer line using a camera probe.

If you notice no symptoms of your drain backing up or water draining slowly, than you can wait to have your main drain inspected. The benefits of having your drain inspected is to avoid future water damages and to possibly save you thousands of dollars of repairs, especially before selling a home.

Step 3: Remove roots from the drain

During the process of inspecting the drain, if our plumber finds roots in the drain, the nest step would be removing the roots. Our drain experts will start by cleaning out the roots within the drain with our metal drain snake. The drain snake will cut out all the roots from your pipe making a clean flow in your drain.

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