Somerset County Rooter Service

Are you looking for root removal service in the Somerset County 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.

If you suspect tree roots in your sewer lines in Somerset County, call Peninsula at 302-629-3001302-629-3001.

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.

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 Somerset County.

Peninsula offers rooter services in:


Bethany Beach, Bishopville, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Dover, Felton, Frankford, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Harrington, Laurel, Lewes, Milford, Millsboro, Milton, Ocean View, Rehoboth, Seaford


Berlin, Denton, Easton, Federalsburg, Ocean City, Salisbury, Trappe

We also serve the following Zip codes:

19901 19903 19904 19905 19906 19930 19933 19939 19943 19945 19947 19950 19951 19952 19956 19958 19963 19966 19968 19970 19971 19973 21601 21629 21632 21673 21801 21802 21803 21804 21811 21813 21842 21843

Count on Peninsula: Your Somerset County Rooting 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 rooting services in Somerset County, contact us today!


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