Tree Roots Removal from Drains

Most people dream of living on a tree lined street in a well-developed neighborhood, but underneath that canopy, trouble lurks: the havoc that tree roots can wreak on their underground sanitary drain line. Tree roots can infiltrate the drain line, making it completely impenetrable for sewage and water to pass through into the City sewer system. This can cause major issues for your plumbing system – a problem that nobody wants, but one that won’t fix itself. As much as no one ever wants this to happen to them, rest assured, with DrainWorks, you’ve come to the right place.
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How to Identify and Fix Tree Roots in Drains

One of the methods used to identify tree roots in drains is a drain camera inspection. A qualified DrainWorks technician will run a camera down into the drainage/sewer pipes. After confirming that tree roots are the issue, there are several courses of action that DrainWorks can assist with to remedy the problem. In every case, your DrainWorks technician will assess your particular needs, confirm that roots are the issue, and then recommend a course of action based on their years of experience and plumbing knowledge, and what suits you best as the homeowner.

Why Do I Have Tree Roots in My Pipes?

Your sewer/drain pipes provide ideal conditions for roots to grow into them; tree roots thrive in the moist conditions that sewer pipes provide. After all, they’re a perfect source of water, nutrients and oxygen that the tree needs to grow. If there is even a small crack in a pipe, or a loose joint, the opening can emit water vapor caused by the warmer water moving through the pipes. The tree’s roots will be drawn towards that warmer water vapor and grow into that space. Once the roots are inside the pipe, they can become very problematic – growing into hair-like extensions which are perfectly suited to entangle anything going down your drain pipes. It’s only then when most people would start to notice that something wrong is going on with their plumbing system, and by that time sewage and bacteria could be permeating your basement.
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How DrainWorks Helps

Our team of highly trained, certified commission-free drain technicians will work with you to address you underground drain issues caused by tree roots. They will go over each step of the process with you and keep you informed of the service to address these tree roots.

Whether you’re looking for a permanent, lifetime solution to tree roots in your home or a temporary solution, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to get started.


Tree Roots in Drains: Customer Feedback

“We had tree roots growing into our sewer line causing backups. DrainWorks diagnosed the problem and replaced the old clay pipes with PVC, both inside & outside. Everyone we dealt with was fast and super-efficient (thanks to Matt, Lou, Mischa & the crew). They fixed all our plumbing issues and then left the place incredibly clean.”
-Dave in Toronto
 “The DrainWorks team was here today to dig up approx 4-5′ of my basement floor in order to replace an old ceramic pipe where roots had managed to push at the connection between it and the PVC piping. As as result, and over many many years, roots continued to grow through and into the drainage system. The end result was of course, a blockage resulting in a backup. A backup that no store bought chemical could even begin to fix. Mike Dunn was originally on “the scene” to try to zero in on the problem, which he showed me on the camera and explained in full detail answering all my questions. After moving ahead with the only solution I can only say one thing and that is that from day one the team, including dispatchers, excavators, assistants etc., were nothing but courteous, professional and efficient and considering the work that had to be done, very reasonably priced. They worked in a very methodical manner, and were very considerate to keep the work area and non affected area as clean as possible. After they were finished they even cleaned outside of their “taped off” work area. I would/will 100% recommend DrainWorks. Thank you again!”
-Nina in Etobicoke
“I have a large yard and the toilet in our basement seemed to be clogged – eventually we saw sewage come out of drainage areas in the basement shower and another part of the basement. DrainWorks came quickly and diagnosed the problem as tree roots having gotten into our old pipes (the house is 1940’s-50’s). They offered different solutions at different price points with advice, but did not necessarily pressure me to pick the most expensive solution. In the end, we picked one of the more pricey ways to solve the problem, with hopes that this would not happen again. (They had to dig into the ground and replace with PVC pipe). They worked efficiently, quickly and didn’t leave a mess. I’m really happy with the service.”
-Cheung in North York