If tree roots or other debris get into your sewer line, the resulting backup can be a huge (and smelly) inconvenience. A clog in your sewer line could bring your whole plumbing system to an unpleasant halt. To get the water moving, you need to get into the sewer and clear away the obstruction .
Enter the auto-rooter.
A rooting machine is a plumbing tool designed to clear tree roots in sewer lines along with other blockages . A certified professional from Mike Diamond can use an auto-rooter to clear away your sewer line’s obstructions in no time. How does it work? Here’s our rooting process looks like, step-by-step:
How to Remove Roots from Your Sewer Line
The original auto-rooter machine was invented in the 1930s by Iowan, Samuel Blanc. He realized how costly and time consuming it was to dig up sewer lines over and over again when roots entangled them. Since then, rooter machines have come a long way. Today’s machines can quickly and easily chew through roots without damaging your pipes.
To clean out your sewer line, your technician follows these steps:
- Positions a large drain cleaning machine at the entrance of your sewer.
- Feeds the end of the rooter down into the stretch of sewer that connects your home to the main municipal line.
- Pushes the rooter through the pipe to discover obstructions.
- Activates the spinning saw blade to chop through root masses or blockage.
- Continues down the entire length of pipe to ensure your line is clear.
- Reaches the end of the line where you home’s plumbing connects.
Make sure you get your Los Angeles sewer line cleaned out regularly.
There is no substitute for regular sewer line maintenance from a technician certified in removing roots from your sewer line. It’s the best way to ensure your sewer line functions properly for years.
How Did I Get Roots in My Sewer Line?
Roots naturally seek out the moisture in underground pipes. Tiny root tendrils find their way in through small cracks or along joint connections in the pipes. As the roots grow they expand and create further breaks where more roots can get in. After some time, the entire pipe can be overrun by roots.
If you have several trees near your sewer line, the damage can occur faster. A good rule of thumb is to have your line cleaned with a sewer rooter annually. Your technician can also use a video inspection camera to see the condition of your pipes without having to dig them up.
Expert Sewer Line Cleaning in Los Angeles and Orange County
The cost of removing roots from a sewer line is much less than the expense of replacing your entire sewer line. Invest in your plumbing with regular root cleaning maintenance. Whether you need sewer clearing or repair, drain cleaning, or any other plumbing assistance, the smell good plumber is the service you want to call. No matter how extensive the issue, Mike Diamond’s experts are ready to help.