Trenchless Replacement Specialists specializes in all things plumbing, specifically how to repair and replace your pipes with no need to dig trenches! So why are we talking about trees? Believe it or not, the roots from a big, beautiful tree can wreak havoc on your pipes and sewage system! You may not think of West Texas as a land of trees – but even one or two in your yard have the potential to cause problems. In this post, we’ll take a look at some things you can do to protect your sewer lines from intrusive roots.


You already know that a tree’s roots are in the ground, but did you realize that roots actually seek water? Just like plants grow toward the sunlight above ground, they will grow towards the water below ground. In our dry climate, the most obvious source of underground water is your pipes. That’s why it’s critical they are sealed-up tight and don’t let any water out!


Water lines out in your yard are carrying more than just water. If they’re sewer lines, they’re carrying raw sewage, which means a leak can lead to unsanitary, unhealthy conditions – not to mention damage to your property. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to help keep your trees AND your sewer lines safe!

  • Frequently clogged drains in your home are a sign of bad sewer lines. Keep an eye on your drains and get them inspected if necessary.
  • Even if your drains stay relatively clear, it’s still a good idea to have them inspected occasionally. Once a year should be good.
  • Regular sewer line cleanings will help prevent root growth.


If your drains seem clogged or are draining slowly, it’s recommended that you get your sewer lines inspected. Trenchless Replacement Specialists can help! We have the tools and expertise to properly diagnose and repair any problems with your sewer line. Call us today at 432-580-7693 to make an appointment. No Mess, No Stress!