It’s important to think about your plumbing, specifically the underground pipes for your home when planting trees around your Port Charlotte home. Trees can cause pipe damage, and while you might not notice it for years to come, the damage can be devastating. This is why it’s so important to consider the type of tree, and just how close it is to your home.

Some trees thrive on water, and will actually spread their roots towards the water source coming from your home. It is important that you work with a landscaping expert when planting any type of tree. They’ll be able to help you decide which trees should be avoided altogether, or which ones would just need to be far away from the home.

Trees Can Cause Pipe Damage

There are some signs of root invasion to be aware of. The signs depend on the severity of the root invasion. These signs can include:

  • Unexplained clogs in bathtubs, sinks or showers
  • Gurgling coming from drains
  • Slowly draining water from tubs and sinks
  • Toilets that require plunging often

If you have any of these signs, it’s time to call a professional plumber.

Trees can cause pipe damage because they’re attracted to water. So if there is the slightest leak in your homes plumbing, the roots are going to grow right towards that pipe. As the roots get bigger and stronger, they will damage the pipe, and before you even know it, you will have a full blown leak, or damaged pipe on your hands. Because it’s underground, you won’t know it at first.

McDonough Plumbing has a team of expert plumbers, equipped with the latest technology on hand to find even the toughest of leaks. Using video detection, we are able to find the source of the leak, without tearing up your landscape, digging any holes, or putting any holes in your walls. Video cameras save both time and money. Contact McDonough Plumbing today!

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