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Drain Blockage Prevention

February 1, 2024

Do you have a clog in your plumbing system? It could be caused by overgrown roots invading your pipes. 

As crazy as it sounds, this can happen with any kind of drain or vent pipe. But it’s more frequently a problem with old clay and cast-iron pipes, which are more prone to small cracks or loose joints where the pipe sections come together. Roots love moisture, especially nutrient-rich moisture, and even the smallest leak or crack can invite tiny tendrils to come inside where, over time, they grow larger. Roots not only impede the flow of waste, but they can catch insoluble items that can get stuck and cause further blockages. 

To learn more about this issue and how our team at Milestone plumbing can help you, tune into this video!