Older houses are often cherished for their charm and character. Many that remain standing were built to unique specifications and constructed with materials that are prohibitively expensive in modern construction. For many young people looking to buy their first home, an old house that needs a little extra care is often an attractive option.
A leading cause of broken sewer lines — and one of the most expensive sewer pipe problems — is invasive tree roots, which can penetrate your pipes and damage them. Roots in sewer lines can cause sewer backups in your home and cause further damage to your pipes, if it is not remedied. If you have toilets and sinks that are backing up and flooding your floors, invasive tree roots may be your problem. We have outlined a few measures below that you can take to proactively prevent this from happening or to deal with an existing tree root problem.