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Sewer Tree Roots Removal & Repair Toronto, GTA & Beyond


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Aquarescue can help with Drain, and Sewer Tree Root removal service, as well as removal of tree roots from wastewater pipes, and more. Our expert plumbers can diagnose the issue using the Drain Camera Inspection and help repair the damage. We work with clients in Toronto, GTA, and beyond.


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Root Intrusion Sewer Repair Toronto

What Causes Roots in the Sewer Line?

Roots in the sewer line are primarily caused by the natural growth behavior of trees and shrubs seeking out moisture and nutrients. Sewer pipes, especially older ones, tend to develop small leaks or cracks over time due to wear and tear, ground movement, or poor installation practices. These leaks release a continuous supply of water and nutrients into the surrounding soil, creating an attractive environment for nearby tree roots. As the roots grow, they are naturally drawn towards this moisture source, infiltrating the minute gaps and fractures in the pipes. Once inside, the roots can expand and flourish, often causing significant blockages and impairing the sewer system's overall functionality.


Signs that the Drain Tree Root Removal is Needed

Signs of Tree Roots in the Sewer Line

Tree roots invading sewer lines can lead to various problems, which often present themselves through several noticeable signs. Recognizing these signs early can help prevent extensive damage and costly repairs. Here are some common indicators that tree roots might potentially be infiltrating your sewer line:

  • Slow Drains - one of the first signs of tree root intrusion in sewer lines is slow-draining sinks, bathtubs, or toilets. If multiple fixtures are draining slowly or if the problem persists even after attempting the usual unclogging methods, it may be due to tree root damage to the sewer pipes.

  • Gurgling Noises - gurgling sounds from your drains, particularly after flushing the toilet or when water is draining, can also indicate a blockage in the sewer line. These noises occur because water is trying to navigate around root obstructions.

  • Frequent Clogs - If you experience frequent or recurring clogs in your plumbing system that are difficult to clear, it could be due to roots growing inside the sewer pipes.

  • Sewer Backups - sewer backups in toilets, tubs, or floor drains are a severe sign of a major blockage in the main sewer line. Tree roots can create partial or complete blockages, leading to wastewater backing up into the home.

  • Foul Odours - persistent foul smells coming from drains or around your property can indicate a potential blockage or a break in the sewer line. Roots that have infiltrated and damaged pipes can cause waste to accumulate and decompose, releasing unpleasant odours.

  • Lush Patches in the Yard - if certain areas of your yard seem unusually green and lush compared to the rest, it may indicate a leaking sewer line. Tree roots can cause breaks or cracks in the pipes, allowing sewage to leak out and fertilize the surrounding soil.

  • Sinkholes - visible sinkholes in your yard can signal a severe sewer line issue. These occur when there is significant leakage or damage to the pipes, often exacerbated by root intrusion.

If you observe any of these signs or otherwise suspect tree roots damage to the pipes, it is crucial to contact a professional plumber promptly. Team at Aquarescue can conduct a thorough inspection, often using specialized equipment like cameras, to diagnose and address the root intrusion before it results in more extensive and costly damage to your sewer system.

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Plumbing Services for Tree Root Removal

Professional Tree Roots in Sewer Line Repair

Clearing clogged drains can be approached using a variety of methods, each suited to different types and severities of blockages.


For smaller clogs, simple solutions like pouring boiling water down the drain, using a plunger, or applying a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can often be effective.


If these methods don't work, a professional plumber can help clear the clog with drain snaking or auger, either manual or motorized. In most cases, this helps with blocked drain cleaning and can be used to help with drain cleaning as far as 25-30 feet deep into the drain.


For more severe or persistent clogs, professional plumbers may employ advanced techniques such as hydro-jetting (at Aquarescue hydro jetting also includes Drain Camera inspection), which uses high-pressure water jets to clear out debris and buildup.


However, if the cause of the clogged drain is invasive tree roots or severe blockages in sewer lines, our team may need to replace the drain, or use trenchless repair methods like pipe lining or pipe bursting.

Each method has its own set of advantages and is chosen based on the specific nature and location of the clog.


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Sewer Line Repair - Tree Roots

Sewer Tree Root Damage in a Nutshell

Sewer tree root removal in Toronto, GTA & beyond are essential for maintaining the integrity of residential and commercial plumbing systems. These services specialize in identifying and addressing the invasive root systems that frequently infiltrate sewer lines, causing blockages and potential damage.

Our team of Plumbing experts utilizes advanced techniques such as video camera inspections to diagnose the extent of root intrusion and repairs sewer lines blocked with tree roots using mechanical augers, hydro jetting (high water pressure systems), and chemical root treatments for effective removal. Is some cases, trenchless repair methods or excavation may be needed. Homeowners and businesses in and around Toronto rely on professional drain root removal services to prevent costly repairs and ensure consistent, efficient wastewater management.

  • How much does it cost to upgrade water service?
    Water service upgrades in Toronto can cost from $2,000 to $13,000 and more. The specific cost of water line replacement will vary depending on the scope of your project. To estimate the full cost of your project our team will look at the materials, labour and the specific task on hand. However water line upgrades Toronto cost should also account for city permits and necessary inspections.
  • How long do water service upgrades take?
    Water line replacement can take anywhere from a couple of days to few weeks. Specifics of your project will depend on location of the water line, length of the line, and how much work is required to upgrade, repair or replace it. Keep in mind that a couple of factors can impact the duration of your project - permits and inspections, availability of materials, weather, and more.
  • What causes low water pressure?
    Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of reasons. For example, minerals can build up inside the pipes, causing a blockage and reducing the water pressure. Or you may have a leak in the plumbing system can reduce the water pressure because water is escaping from the system. Make sure to check if you always have low water pressure or only during the peak times, when many people use the water. Another possible reason for a low water pressure may be a malfunction of a water pressure regulator or an old, corroded pipes that restrict water flow and decrease the overall water pressure. Another thing that we often check is the main shut-off valve for the house. Believe it or not, but in many cases it's simply isn’t fully open. Checking this first can save you unnecessary expenses & work. If you are experiencing low water pressure issues, make sure to talk to the your local service upgrade expert, who is trained to identify and repair issues like this.
  • What are the methods of water service line replacement?
    There are two main methods for water line replacement: Trenchless pipe replacement - doesn't require digging a trench. The pipe is replaced by a special approach that bursts the old pipe and installs a new one in its place. Manual excavation - to replacement a pipe via this method our team will excavate the soil around the pipe that will manually replace it.

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Like with many other professional services, picking a good, trustworthy plumber can be a hassle. However, it doesn’t have to be! With Aqua Rescue the choice is simple, as you are guaranteed to receive qualified, professional services that you can rely on. Plumbing work can get expensive, and most times when you are in search of a plumber you require the work to be done very quickly. When you’re faced with an overflowing toilet, a clogged pipe, or some other plumbing nuisance, you need someone you can trust to get the job done efficiently.

Choosing a plumber in Toronto based solely on a low price can backfire and cause additional problems and expenses in the long run.  By putting your trust into a verified business, like ours, you can avoid unexpected or hidden costs and spare yourself a headache.

Aqua Rescue came to do a small job that turned into many little jobs without hesitation both Igor and Derek took it on and with a smile. They are very professional and knowledgeable in their trade. I would happily recommend them to anyone who is in need of a local plumber. You will not be dissatisfied.

Penny Leitch,

Residential Client

I’ve worked with several plumbers before but was thoroughly impressed with the way Igor diagnosed and dealt with the issues I was having. After about 5 minutes he was able to identify the problem and handled everything with the utmost attention to detail. He is very knowledgeable and thorough, and made sure I won’t have any problems in the future. 5/5 stars, I’d give more if I could

Vitaly Sidorenko,

Residential Client

Usually to book plumbing excavation work it takes several weeks. Aqua rescue came within 3 days brining 2 heave machines for the dig. They excavated our main drain, replaced and backfilled everything within 2 full days. The prices are also pretty good

Aubrey Dickens,

Residential Client

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Like with many other professional services, picking a good, trustworthy plumber can be a hassle. However it doesn’t have to be! With AquaRescue the choice is simple, as you are guaranteed to receive qualified, professional services that you can rely on.

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