Champion Plumbing alerts homeowners to risks of root damage

“We encourage our neighbors to plant and care for trees, but it is important to be smart about where they are,” said Brent Harpole, Co-owner of Champion Plumbing. “If trees are planted too close to pipes or sewers, they can do a lot of damage before the problem is recognized. In addition, repairs can be expensive or require extensive digging, and the health of the tree is also at risk. ”

After the heavy rains in late spring and early summer, the root systems in the area often experience rapid expansion. As the roots grow, they can quickly damage underground pipes by applying pressure from the outside or by snaking into small leaks and applying pressure from the inside out. The pressure can lead to blockages, leaks or burst pipes.

Harpole recommends homeowners identify the location of plumbing and sewer lines on their property and then assess the potential risk from nearby trees and bushes. In addition to the proximity, further signs of possible root damage are above-average water bills, slow drainage and unpleasant smells. In most situations, wooden or metal barriers can protect pipes from damage. In some extreme cases, trees may need to be removed.

“It’s not easy to reverse the damage roots can do to water and sewer pipes, so our message is to be careful,” said Harpole. “If you think your pipes are at risk, contact a plumber who can help prevent damage and will guide you through the process so you can safely avoid future risks. And remember to follow a regular maintenance schedule so your plumber can anticipate potential problems before they cause major damage. ”

For more information on protecting your home’s plumbing from tree roots, please visit

About Champion Plumbing
Champion Plumbing was founded in 2015 and is run by the husband’s couple Leslie and Brent Harpole. Champion offers the residents of. Sanitation and water quality services Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and environment. The team specializes in water heater service, sewer cleaning, waste disposal, water filter systems and backwater repairs. The company is committed to giving back to the local community and helping them with their installation needs.

Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
(865) 977-1973
[email protected]

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