Lewes, DE Rooter Service

Do you need to have roots removed from the pipes around your Lewes, Delaware home? Call Peninsula for fast, expert rooter service. We’ll do an extensive inspection to determine the source of the problem, then eliminate the roots. Contact us to schedule service.

How Do Roots Get In 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.

Frequent clogs, slow drains, and overflows in the sinks and toilets in your home may indicate that you have a sewer root problem.

If you suspect tree roots in your sewer lines in Lewes, DE, call us at 302-262-8254302-262-8254.

How Does Root Removal Work?

We start every rooter service with an inspection of the problem areas. Then, in most cases, our service technician will use 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 will kill them with a chemical agent. The chemical process will not harm your pipes, nor will it kill 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.

How Can I Prevent Sewer Root Problems?

Before starting a landscape project at your home, call 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 Lewes, DE.

Additional Home 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 achieve a healthier environment for your family.

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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!

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