Roots: Pipes Trouble During Rainy Season


Mary Rae Floresca |

Roots is also one factor that causes the pipes to clog. It may cause major repairs in your pipes when not prevented especially during this rainy season.In basic terms, roots grow from trees, shrubs and the like. To increase their growth, it needs oxygen and water. The roots start from large and permanent roots and branches out in the soil with more small root hairs.

Weather conditions widely affects how roots grow. During dry season, the roots will travel and look for good source of water. During rainy season, roots will crave more for moisture so it can grow. The biggest Plumbing and Drain Care Service Company, Roto-Rooter explained, “Trees and shrubs get thirsty, they follow the trail of moisture vapors escaping from small cracks, holes, or poorly sealed joints in the water and sewer lines. The roots penetrate the opening to reach the nutrients and moisture inside the pipes.

These roots cause trouble to your pipelines once they get inside it. They continue to grow and make pressure at the crack or joints of the pipes then breaks the pipe and may result in total collapse. If the roots are not removed, it will completely destroy your water flow in your pipes. Sometimes, food and garbage is not the only factors why toilets and drainages get clogged. The roots cause more clogs as it joins the masses of grease, debris, tissue inside the pipes.

Roto-Rooter Philippines advised to use the correct kind of pipes. “Clay tile pipe is easily penetrated and damaged by tree roots. Concrete pipe and PVC pipe may also allow root intrusion, but to a lesser extent than clay pipe. PVC pipe usually has fewer joints and the tightly fitted joints are less likely to leak as a result of settlement around the pipe,” they advised.

The question is, how to control the root growth in your pipeline? It needs to be professionally done by licensed plumbers. A Roto-Rooter technician can remove the roots using powerful cutting blades. They would apply Roto-Rooter® Root Destroyer to retard future root growth. It will kill only the roots growing in the pipes and will not affect the rest of your tree’s root system. “You can simply pour the recommended dosage into your toilet bowl and flush the product into the line twice each year,” Roto-Rooter advised. The root destroyer is only available from your local Roto-Rooter branch.


Schedule a professional plumber from Roto-Rooter Philippines by calling (+632) 535.21.65 or (+632) 407.00.02.

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