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How to Prevent Clogged Sewer Pipes

You may not be so fond of what flows through your sewer pipes, but to tree and shrub roots, it’s mother’s milk.

That’s right:  human waste is chock full of life-enriching nutrients that roots not only thrive on but seek out.  Roots actually grow towards your underground drain lines sensing the presence of what could be their next meal.  Unfortunately, drain pipes can be all too accommodating once they crack and spring leaks.


Later, as roots multiply, the cracks widen.  That eventually leads first to slow moving drains before the flow stops completely.

What’s a home owner to do?  For starters, avoid planting trees and shrubs near underground pipes.  If a sewer line breaks beyond repair, have it replaced with PVC plastic piping – the kind that does a better job of barring root invasion. 

As you gaze outdoors at your property, do you see trees and shrubbery everywhere, but have no idea where your sewer pipes are buried?  If so, this is a great time to contact Connor Plumbing so we can inspect your drain lines for root invasion and other problems in the making.  At the same time, we’ll give you a guaranteed upfront price quote to treat your underground pipes with an organic root killing substance that won’t harm your trees and shrubs even a little.

One such treatment a year – along with being careful where you plant – should be all it takes to prevent a major disruption and damage to your home drainage system. Contact Connor Plumbing today to schedule service.

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