Tree Root Invasion

Tree Root Invasion Fairfax, Virginia

Tree root invasions are common and urgent repair that many property owners experience. Traditionally, this repair meant serious time and money spent digging up the landscape to simply access the repair site. Freedom Plumbers has the trenchless technology and experience necessary to give you an accurate diagnosis and an efficient repair that will save you from the pain and cost of older methods.

What is a tree root invasion?

Tree root invasions are most common in older pipelining systems but can occur in newer ones as well. Over time, your pipes will wear down from use and environmental factors. When this happens, cracks and holes begin to form that allow water to leak from your pipelines. This water attracts surrounding vegetation and tree roots into your plumbing system. These strong and fast-growing roots will penetrate your pipelines, expanding the crack and causing some serious clogs.


It is difficult to be certain that you have a tree root invasion until you have a professional inspection. However, there are some signs to look out for that indicate you have a stubborn clog or leak problem.

  • Recurring clogs in your toilet, sink, or bathtub
  • Recurring backups
  • Unusual gurgling sounds
  • Slow draining water
  • Low water pressure
  • Higher water bills
  • Foul odor

Freedom Plumbers’ Solution

It is ideal to catch a tree root invasion at the beginning stages, but Freedom Plumbers’ approach is ready to handle even the most troubling intrusions. Our expert team and innovative trenchless technology allow us to provide fast and reliable service to all of our customers – from inspection to execution.

If you have an accurate diagnosis, you are much more likely to have durable and proper repair. This understanding is why our team takes the time to give you a thorough inspection before we begin repairing your system. Our advanced camera technology allows us to get a detailed viewpoint of the interior of your pipes. While viewing the inside of the pipe, we can pinpoint exactly where the repair is needed and the best way to approach the situation.

Pipelining is a trenchless method that we offer for minor cracks and leaks often associated with tree root invasions. The best part of this process is that it is all done from the interior of your lines and requires little digging. Trenchless pipe lining involves inserting an inflatable tube of resin inside of your lines. This resin then coats the cracked area, or broken section, leaving behind a new, smooth pipe.

If you are experiencing any issues or concerns with your plumbing system, then call your knowledgeable team at Freedom Plumbers. Even if you suspect a tree root invasion, we will conduct an inspection to make sure that we provide the best solution to suit your needs. Contact us today to see how we can solve your plumbing problem.