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Jennifer Ray
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Michael came out to evaluate some trees I had with a questionable fungus on them, and ultimately the course of action was removal for a select few. He got me an estimate for the removal within a matter of days. They had the most competitive prices out of the other estimates I got. Michael is a very knowledgeable Arborist and you can tell he is passionate about his work. He wasn't pushy at all about the removal like some of the other companies I had come out, and he advised me on doing it in "phases" to fit my budget. The actual tree removal and stump grinding itself was so smooth and all the workers that came with the crane and stump service were very professional and communicative about what the process was going to be.

Michael Helms
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I began using Driscoll Tree Service back in 2021 and was so impressed with their knowledge and quality of work, I have only hired Driscoll Tree Service since!  Just a few weeks ago, my large oak tree needed a trim and once again it was a great job!!

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How Tree Roots Damaging Your Pipes

Trees are attractive elements in your garden that provide shade and enhance the beauty of your space. However, the giant trees can cause problems to your property’s foundation and plumbing system. These roots are attracted to water and will grow toward the pipes. The roots will break the pipe joints, cause cracks, and lead to other invasive damage. At Driscoll Tree Service, we offer professional tree service to ensure the roots do not cause any damage to the plumbing.

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As a leading tree care company, we advise you on the best way to keep the trees’ roots from infiltrating the water and drainpipes. You can also consider placing metal or wooden barriers on the pipes to prevent the roots from penetrating. Some of the four first signs that show that your roots have damaged the plumbing include:

  • Slow Draining Pipes

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Leaks and cracks on the pipes create humidity, which attracts the roots of a tree. Over time, the roots will enter the line and continue growing until the pipe is blocked. If the problem is not resolved as soon as possible, the sewer system stops working well, leading to slow-draining pipes. When you flush the toilet and the drainage process is slow, it can show roots in the pipes.

  • Gurgling Toilet

When water tries to pass through an obstacle, it will produce that gurgling sound. Roots are notorious for causing that block on your pipe system. You can hear that gurgling sound after flushing your toilet. Our tree care company in Stone Mountain will help identify the nature of the root system and the problems it is causing for your plumbing system.

  • Sewage Odors and Sewage Backup

Sewage odors in your garden can occur because of a broken sewer line releasing raw waste products into your garden. The broken pipes occur when trees infiltrate the pipes and cause weaknesses. You can call us to check how the roots affect the drainage system and offer an effective solution.

If the roots obstruct the pipes, it can cause sewage backup. The first signs of sewage backup are odors from the drain, bubbling on toilets, slow draining in the different fixtures, clogs at multiple drains, or sewage in the cleanout pipe.

  • Sinkholes or Soppy Grounds

The roots cause cracks in the sewage pipes that will cause clean water or wastewater to flow into the ground. The ground will become soppy and, if not fixed, will eventually develop into sinkholes. If you live in a home with a foundation, you should know the dangers of the sinkholes. Progressive cracks on the windows and doors show a sinkhole is forming on your property.

Roots can cause problems in your plumbing system, such as sewage backup, odors, gurgling toilets, sinkholes, and slow-draining pipes. At Driscoll Tree Service, we offer world-class tree service to ensure the roots don’t interfere with the integrity of your plumbing system. Our arborists are experts in providing your trees thrive and don’t cause damage to your home.

Contact us and book an appointment with our experts.

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