Quick- what is this person doing?
If you said, “looking for where the main sewer pipe exits the house to go out to the street”, you’d be right! Ding, ding, ding…
Why do we care about a sewer pipe we can’t even see? Because old sewer pipes can rust from the inside out, develop cracks and leaks, and allow tree roots to invade and clog up the system.
How do you know this has happened? When your sewer line stops working and your toilets and sinks back up. Fun, huh?
The solution, of course, is to install a new main sewer line from the house to the street, digging up the yard.
What if the sewer line now travels through the roots of a large, desirable tree? Some companies are experienced in using a water-and-air shovel to delicately dig through the roots without harming them.
Costly, but necessary.