Having trees in your yard can make your home beautiful, but sometimes they can cause trouble for your plumbing. This trouble is called root intrusion. It happens when tree roots grow around or into your sewer lines. These roots are attracted to the moisture in your sewer system, which acts like natural fertilizer. If not fixed quickly, root intrusion can lead to expensive and dangerous plumbing issues. The good news is, with our video camera plumbing inspections, we can find root intrusion deep in your sewer lines and offer solutions to fix it quickly. Keep reading to learn the top five signs of root intrusion and don’t hesitate to contact All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical for help. Have a look at New West Plumbing Burnaby

Strange Smells:

If you smell something like rotten eggs around your property or from your drains, it could be a sign of root intrusion. This smell usually means there’s a problem with your sewer line. Call a plumber right away, especially if you notice this smell along with other strange plumbing issues.


Clogs are common, but if you’re dealing with them often, it might be due to root intrusion. Don’t rely on liquid drain cleaners, as they can damage your pipes and won’t solve serious clogs. Instead, call a plumber to check for root intrusion or other issues causing the clogs.


Back-ups should never be ignored. They can be caused by many things, including root intrusion. Toxic wastewater backing up into your sinks or drains is a serious health hazard and needs immediate attention.

Increased Pests:

If you notice more rodents or insects around your property, it could be because of a sewer line leak caused by root intrusion. Sewage attracts pests, and dealing with them on top of plumbing problems is not ideal. Keep an eye out for pests, especially if you have trees in your yard.

Pooling Water:

Root intrusion can make sewage water leak into your yard, making certain areas wet and soggy. This can create lush patches of grass, indicating where the roots have intruded. Act quickly by calling a plumber if you see pooling water in your yard to prevent further damage to your plumbing and property.

Regular maintenance can prevent root intrusion. Schedule routine inspections with a qualified plumber to catch issues early. Keep pipes clean to reduce the likelihood of plumbing problems. Invest in preventive measures to save time, money, and stress.

If you notice any of the following signs, do not hesitate to contact All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical for help. Dealing with root intrusion early can save you money and prevent major problems from occurring in the future.