Signs Your Pipes Have Been Cracked by Tree Roots

Having trees on your Lake Worth property can be great during the warm summer months. But did you know that tree roots can cause serious problems for your pipes? General Plumbing put together some signs that your pipes have been cracked by tree roots.

Drains are Moving Slowly

One of the first signs of tree roots cracking your sewer pipes is slowly flowing drains. The best way to watch for this is in your toilet bowl. If your drains are not flowing properly, the toilet bowl will make a gurgling noise when you flush. That noise is the result of a blockage along the pipeline somewhere, and if you have an older home, this increased the likelihood that the blockage is caused by a tree root. If you hear this sound, you should consider calling General Plumbing to assess the problem.

Sewage Backup

When our Lake Worth clients have a sewage backup, it is typically caused by a blockage somewhere in the line. You may want to consider having a plumber come out if you experience a backup when you:

  • Flush your toilet
  • Run water down your sink
  • Let your bathtub drain

Sewage Odors

If you are experiencing the smell of sewer gas in or around your Lake Worth home, this is a sign that there is a crack somewhere in your sewer system. You shouldn’t ever be able to smell sewer odor unless there was a crack or opening in your sanitary sewer lines, and if you have trees on your property, there is a strong possibility that tree roots have cracked your pipes.

Call General Plumbing

If you are experiencing any of these signs, give the experienced professionals at General Plumbing a call today at (561) 771-0086. We’ll be happy to talk with your about your options and see what we can do to take care of this problem.

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