During a drought like the one we are currently experiencing here in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne and the Surrounding Area, a major concern is root intrusion into sewer lines. Severe drought and aging sewer lines are a recipe for disaster. Basically during a drought tree roots will start searching through the ground to find water. If there is a crack or leak in one of the sewer lines to your home or business, and moisture is leaking out, the roots are sure to find it and start breaking through the pipe. Later when it finally rains, rain water dumps into the sewer line and causes the sewer line to clog up. Even before that happens the roots can clog up the line and prevent waste and items from passing through the pipe, causing a pipe block.

There are some things you can do to try to prevent this sort of thing from happening. Avoid planting water hungry trees like elm, maple, or oak near your sewer lines. There are some herbicides that you can use to try to kill off the roots that are blocking the pipe but they can take a long time to work. So if your water is beginning to drain more slowly than normal consider calling a local plumber like Holloway to video inspect your plumbing. If we discover root intrusion we can try to remove the roots or replace the pipe.

Thankfully, the friendly plumbers at Holloway Plumbers are here to help all of our Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne, & Texas Hill County neighbors with all of their plumbing needs. Feel free to contact us 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and our qualified technicians will help remedy any of your root intrusion or plumbing issues.

And for testimonials, money saving tips and coupons, visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives today. We’re working hard to be your plumber for life. For plumbing the right way, call Holloway! Contact Us today!