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Rooter Services in Woodland Hills

Practical Solutions for Clogs in Sherman Oaks, Tarzana & Encino

Rooter service originally got its name from the problem it was intended to solve—tree root infiltration into sewer lines. Today, rooter services are used to address a variety of problems that cause clogs. By using the latest technology, including hydro-jetting, our Woodland Hills rooter service can get your piping systems back online in no time.

Please contact us at (818) 805-1159 to schedule rooter service.

When Rooter Service Is Needed

Tree root infiltration in sewer lines is a serious problem, and invasive tree roots can create major headaches. The roots can enter the sewer lines through small cracks and grow into the sewer line, causing it to break. In addition to tree root infiltration, sewer lines can become clogged by a buildup of debris, non-flushable wipes, and foreign objects flushed down toilets or drains.

How Fast Do Tree Roots Grow in Sewer Pipes

The rate of root growth depends on several factors like the health of the trees, the soil, water supply and the kind of tree. However, tree root growth is likely to accelerate rapidly once any roots have entered the pipe through cracks or joints.

Tree roots can cause pipes to rupture as pressure builds up inside the pipe from restricted flow.



Signs of Roots in Sewer Pipes

The signs to watch out for a not much different than any kind of sewer clog:

  • Backed up drains: If you are noticing that all the drain pipes in the home are backed up or drain slowly (as opposed to just one drain), you may have roots clogging the line.
  • Bad odors: If you smell odors coming up from your drains, this could indicate that sewage is backed up in the pipes from blockages.
  • Parts of the lawn look overgrown or greener than normal: This could indicate that your sewer line is broken or leaking out into your yard.
  • Sinkholes in the lawn: This is another indicator that roots have already caused damage to the sewer line and sewage is leaking into the yard.

Methods for Clearing Clogs

A few different methods can be used for clearing the clog. At JMS Express Plumbing, our technicians provide rooter services in Woodland Hills that are tailored to each situation. We begin by determining the type and location of the clog to find the best method of clearing it. Depending on the situation, we use a few different methods and technologies to eliminate the clog and clear the line.

We use techniques that include:

  • A powered sewer auger – A mechanical auger or rooter with a rotating spiral head is used to cut through roots that have infiltrated a sewer line.
  • Hydro-jetting – The machine uses a pump and water of up to 4,000 psi to blast through clogs. Some hydro-jetting machines have wires that spin at fast speeds to cut through roots and other debris.
  • Digging up the line – When the sewer line is too badly damaged or corroded, clearing the line may not be possible and the line will need to be replaced.

Our Woodland Hills sewer line specialists are equipped to provide the right solution to your problem. We use the best technology, including video camera inspection and hydro-jetting, to provide the most effective method for locating and eliminating clogs.

Give us a call at (818) 805-1159 or contact us online to schedule rooter services in Woodland Hills or throughout Los Angeles County.

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