Tree roots grow into the house sewage drainage pipe some 6+ feet out of the house. Each year I have a company clean out the roots with a large drill. Replacing the pipe will be expensive. What conditions or symptoms should I take as indications that I need to replace the pipe?

  • If you divide the replacement cost by the annual cost you will see how many years it will take to break even - just remember the trees never stop.... – Solar Mike Mar 12 '19 at 15:21

If you have roots in your pipe it needs replacing. The cleaning company is just using you as a yearly revenue source. If there is a leak in your waste pipe you are leaking untreated waste into the ground. Not particularly good from an environmental standpoint.

Have a look into pipe burst. These guys actually pull a new pipe through the old one breaking up the old one as it goes.

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