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ROOTS.....uggghhhh!!!! Root intrusion into sewer lines is an amazingly common problem. Trees, bushes, shrubs and various other plants have roots that naturally seek out the best source of moisture and are attracted to the limitless supply of wastewater found in sewer lines.

Roots can enter through any joint or gap in the pipes. As they draw moisture from the sewer line, these roots not only multiply, but expand - which over time leads to structural decay of the pipe and eventual collapse. Contrary to popular belief, however, it is possible to address the problem effectively without cutting down the tree or removing the plants.

Progressive Stages of Root Intrusion:

  • Early Intrusion

Roots find their way into a joint in the sewer line, attracted by readily available moisture and start to grow into the sewer line.  At this stage, it can be hard to tell that there is an issue with the line.


  • Advanced Intrusion

Nourished by the moisture, tree roots in sewer lines begin to multiply and grow thicker. Solid waste such as toilet paper is caught up in the root ball to further block the line leading to backups and clogs. If Stage 2 roots have progressed far enough, they cannot be cleared by mechanical rooters and will need advanced technology such as hydro-jetting or a permanent repair solution.


  • Structural Failure

As tree root incursion continues to develop, the integrity of the pipe is weakened and eventually gives way to the weight of the soil above the line. Once the issue has progressed to structural failure, the only option to restore the line to a serviceable condition is through a permanent repair solution.

At Bio Remedies, we can make sure to properly remove the root from your pipes. We will make sure to properly diagnose and treat your pipes in order to prevent any future damage.

Contact us today at (915) 590-0163 for residential root removal in El Paso, TX and Tucson, AZ.