tree roots blocking sewer line Charlotte

Why is my sewer line backed up? Can tree roots grow into a sewer line?

Question: Why is sewage backing up into my lower level toilet?

Answer: If sewage backs up onto your lower level toilet or a lower level drain, you probably have a sewer line blockage. In most cases that means you had a crack in your sewer line that has allowed roots to intrude. Tree roots are always seeking water and nourishment, and any crack in a sewer line will attract them. Tree roots are incredibly strong; they can easily pry open a cracked sewer line. Once tree roots gain entrance, they grow into the sewer line, blocking it completely.

If this is happening, you need a plumber to use a sewer line camera to determine where the blockage is. That part of the sewer line will most likely need to be replaced.

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