The Root of the Problem: Savannah’s Landscaping & Sewer Issues

Sep 19, 2023

The lush vegetation and iconic palms of Savannah, Georgia, make for gorgeous landscapes, but did you know what lurks under the soil could damage your home’s drain and sewer lines?

Georgia’s humid climate and relatively mild winters mean hearty palms can grow in the area and are popular for homeowners looking to give their backyard a tropical vacation-like vibe. In fact, September is one of the most popular times to add to your home’s landscape.

Common Causes of Pipe Issues

Here are some common causes of drain and sewer issues in your Georgia home that can lead to the need for immediate repairs.

Tree Root Infiltration

Tree roots seek water wherever it can be found. Unlike many other trees with a major tap root, palm trees have roots that spread widely from the base. That means you need to take extra caution when determining where you plant your landscaping, considering the sewer and water lines buried beneath.

Your home’s sewer and water lines are perfect watering sources, especially pipes that might have small cracks or weak spots. Tree roots can significantly damage your lines, infiltrating and splitting the pipes. It’s important to immediately diagnose and fix cracks in your home’s sewer and water lines.

Sewer Line Blockages

One of the most common drain and sewer line issues is clogged pipes. Clogs can result from hair, food, or even grease buildup.

Aging System

Your home’s sewer and water lines can be susceptible to corrosion over time, especially if the pipes weren’t installed properly.

Sand in the Pipes

Enjoying proximity to the beach means your home often will have sand washed down the drain. Sand can accumulate in your drain and create a clog in your pipes.

Using an exterior hose to wash off sand can help keep sand outside and out of your pipes.

Signs You Need Sewer Services

Here are some of the signs of a drain and sewer line problem:

  • Your home’s sewage system is not draining as quickly as it should.
  • You notice a sewer leak on your property.
  • Your water appears muddy brown.
  • There’s a bad smell near your plumbing or an odor of rotten eggs.
  • You notice water pooling in your yard.

Request Drain, Sewer & Water Line Services from Canady’s

Your landscaping should add to your home’s curb appeal, not damage its plumbing. If you believe your sewer and water lines are compromised or experience any signs of sewer and water line issues, call the experts at Canady’s Heating • Air • Plumbing.

We serve Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, the Islands, and beyond. Our certified plumbers have the experience and the technology needed to diagnose your water and sewer line issue and fix the problem. We’ve proudly provided expert services for more than 30 years.

Request pipe services by calling Canady’s at (912) 597-2458 today.

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504 Scott Court,
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

1209 US-80, Suite A,
Pooler, GA 31322

24 Travis St,
Savannah, GA 31406

211 B Johnny Mercer Blvd,
Savannah, GA 31410