Delaware and Maryland Rooter Service

Peninsula's Plumbing Specials ButtonAre you looking for root removal service in the Delaware area? Peninsula provides quality rooter service to homes and businesses all over Delmarva. Contact us to schedule service.

Video Camera Inspection for Rooting Services

To make the rooting process as smooth as possible, we start with a video camera inspection that will lead us directly to the site of the blockage. Once we find it, we’ll determine the best way to remove the clog and get your water flowing like normal.

How can you tell if you need rooting services?

Slow-draining fixtures – sluggish drains, slow-flushing toilets, and other drain problems throughout the house are clear signs that you have a root invasion in your sewer line. Since the problem is far down the line, plunging the toilet or trying to clear the drain with an auger won’t help either—and if they do the effect will likely be short-lived.

Patches of green in the backyard – when roots block distribution pipes of your septic tank, water may leak out and settle around it. This creates a hazard for humans and pets, but ideal growing conditions for grass and flowers, which will quickly absorb those nutrients and become noticeably greener and healthier than the surrounding vegetation.

Spongy or soaked lawn – if the main sewer line is blocked, water will likely overflow and seep into the ground. Eventually, the ground will become soft and muddy, even forming little pools of untreated water. This may be especially noticeable after a big rainstorm.

Odors – most of the time, odors from septic water are absorbed by porous soil. If you can smell them, this usually means the pipe is backed up and leaking.

Roots in Sewer Lines

How do roots get into sewer lines? As plants and trees grow, their roots spread out in search of water and minerals. The moisture in sewer lines and pipes attracts these roots, which can grow into even the tiniest hairline cracks. As the roots branch out, so does your problem! Roots in sewer and wastewater pipelines can cause major backups and clogs, as they trap material that should be flowing through the pipes. Older homes and buildings are more susceptible to root blockage because their aging pipes are often made from cast iron, clay tile, or an asphalt composite, and the ground beneath has had more time to shift and contract.

If you suspect tree roots in your sewer lines in Delaware or Maryland, call us right away at 302-629-3001302-629-3001.

How Rooting Works

We start every rooter service with an inspection of the problem areas. In most cases, our service technician then uses a mechanical auger to cut through and remove the roots in the drain. However, this only takes care of the symptoms. In order to stop roots from growing back into your sewer lines, we kill them with a chemical agent. The chemical process will not harm your pipes or your trees.

Depending on the age and condition of your pipes, we may recommend removing them and replacing them with plastic pipes, which have joints that are impervious to roots.

Preventing Sewer Root Problems

Before starting a landscape project at your home, use the national “Call Before You Dig” hotline at 811 to get the location of your underground utility lines. This will help you design your landscaping around your sewer pipes and other utilities. You can also spread slow-release chemicals, like copper sulfate and potassium hydroxide, along the sewer line to prevent roots from growing into the pipes.

We recommend that you have your sewer lines inspected annually to get ahead of any root growth before it gets serious.

Contact Peninsula today for rooter service in Delaware and Maryland.

Additional Services from Peninsula

Air Conditioner Services – Contact us for air conditioner repair, replacement, installation, and tune-ups. Get your AC serviced BEFORE summer begins to ensure your family’s comfort!

Indoor Air Quality Services – How’s the air in your home? Water damage, dampness, mold, and other factors can cause your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) to suffer. Our IAQ specialists can conduct a thorough analysis of the air in your home and suggest ways to improve its quality and create a healthier environment for your family.

Be sure to take a look at our promotions and money-saving specials!

Peninsula can cover all of your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. We have been proudly serving your friends and neighbors along the Delaware/Maryland Peninsula for more than 75 years! Contact us today to schedule service or a free estimate!

Count on Peninsula: Your Local Plumbing Company

We care about our neighbors and each and every one of our customers. And we believe this commitment to quality customer service sets us apart from the rest.

Dependability. Service. Quality. Value. That’s what you’ll hear when you ask our customers about us. And our commitment to your satisfaction is built on this foundation!

Reputation is everything. That’s especially true in the close-knit communities along the Maryland and Delaware peninsula. Here, Peninsula has built a long-standing reputation of respect and trust, home by home, family by family. And we’re proud of that.

You can count on Peninsula for:

  • An unequaled commitment to your needs and personal satisfaction
  • Reliable, around-the-clock emergency service, 365 days a year
  • Expert installation and upgrades, maximizing system performance
  • Worry-free payment plans that respect your budget

So relax. You’ve come to the right place. You can count on our family to keep your family snug and secure. It’s what we do!

To find out more about rooter services, contact us today!


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