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Tree Root Invasion

Tree root invasions can cause serious damage to your pipe’s health if not repaired quickly. To avoid costly repairs and save you money, it is important to understand what a tree root intrusion is and the symptoms to look out for if your pipes are suffering from it. If you do suspect you have a serious clog, J&C Plumbing & Sewer Service Inc. has the tools and know-how to give you an accurate diagnosis and repair quickly.


A tree root invasion is one of the most common and stubborn clogs you can have in your pipeline. These intrusions are most common in older pipes which have begun to crack and emit water into the surrounding ground. This water attracts tree roots that will grow toward the crack and make their way inside of your pipeline. When this happens, the crack expands and the intrusion gets in the way of water flow.


It can be difficult to be certain you have a tree root invasion without a proper inspection. Whether or not you have an intrusion, the following are all symptoms that your plumbing system needs professional help:

  • Foul, sewage smell
  • Higher water bills
  • Constant clogs in your toilet, sink, or tub
  • Slow draining water
  • Lower water pressure
  • Recurring backups
  • Unusual sounds coming from your drain


At J&C Plumbing & Sewer Service Inc., we are proud to offer the most advanced trenchless technology to all of our customers. By avoiding the hassle and cost of traditional excavation methods, we are able to give you more accurate solutions at a lower cost.


Every quality repair begins with a thorough and accurate inspection. Our team inserts small, high-quality cameras into your pipelines to pinpoint the problem and see in detail what type of repair is needed. These cameras record video that is fed back to our technicians so that we can propose the best solution for you. Sewer camera inspections will reveal the area where the tree roots invaded your pipes in addition to how they grew into your pipes, whether it was via a crack, fracture, or break.


If you have a tree root invasion, we will most likely recommend our trenchless service of hydro jetting to clear away any debris. This process involves a hose with a special multi-directional nozzle that sprays high-pressure water into your pipe to blast away any build up or tree roots. The pressure of the water is controlled by our technicians, so there is no excess damaged caused to your pipe system. Once the line is clear, we can begin repairing your cracked pipe.


Cured-in-place-pipe-lining, also known as CIPP, is a trenchless service we offer that is most effective for minimally damaged pipes. This process essentially creates a strong seal in your damaged pipe using epoxy resin. Once this resin is cured, your pipe will be safe from future intrusions and corrosion or erosion.


For more serious pipe damage, J&C Plumbing & Sewer Service Inc. may recommend pipe bursting. Pipe bursting uses hydraulics to break apart your damaged pipe and bring in a new one. This new pipe is strong and will not be penetrated by tree roots and it also comes with a new warranty.

If you are suffering from a stubborn clog such as a tree root invasion, J&C Plumbing & Sewer Service Inc. is ready to help. Call us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment with one of our expert professionals.

For the best Bergen County, NJ plumber, call the professional plumbers at J&C Plumbing and Sewer Service, Inc. and you'll have affordable plumbers you can call upon any time you need help with your home's plumbing.