Root Killing Secrets

The world likes to think that buying a chemical for under five dollars at the local store will magically take care of their root problem. Guess again. No matter the diameter of any root, chemicals don’t just make them vanish or wither away. Weather you have an older sewer line or newer sewer line roots will somehow make their way in.

Roots are attracted to water, so wherever water flows roots will somehow get their too. Plumbing companies are the only people that can properly remove roots from your sewer system. Being that Minnesota is a much colder state are sewer lines are below the frost line. Sewer lines are anywhere from seven feet to fifteen feet under the ground. In warmer states like California or Arizona the sewer lines are three feet down. The difference is tremendous when going to excavate. In Minnesota most plumbing companies have to use backhoes to excavate that far down. Digging with a backhoe you have to be extremely careful near water/gas and other unknown lines. In warmer states plumbing companies only have to hire people to dig down three to five feet. Digging by hand is not only easier but is cleaner as well. Hand digging is easier because backhoes can only dig so far down before they have to switch to hand digging. Once you reach other lines you can’t use the backhoe anymore. If your not familiar with what’s underneath the ground there are important lines and pipes that run though. Next time you have a safe chance to see down in a dug whole, take time and look in without falling in.
Removing roots from a sewer line needs to be professional done. Plumbing companies hire technicians that have years of experience from doing this kind of work day in and day out. Companies that try jetting roots out of a sewer line before cabling are just charging you more money without you knowing. Remember using blades to clean a sewer line is the first step. Call Hiawatha Plumbing today to set up a root cleaning service before you back up at that unwanted time.

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