Drain Cleaning Services in the Twin Cities

Sewer Line Root Removal

One of the most common issues affecting your sewer line is tree roots. Whether your yard is full of trees or you only have a few surrounding your home, roots can find their way into your pipes. And when they do, they can wreak havoc on your plumbing.

Gopher Sewer & Drain offers professional sewer line root removal to help you protect your home from damaging water and waste backup.

What Happens When Roots Clog My Sewer Line?

A tree’s roots serve two purposes: to anchor the tree and to search for nutrients. If roots can find a water source, they latch on. Lucky for the roots and unfortunately for you, your sewer line is the perfect place to soak up water. If your lines are older or have cracks and crevices, roots can easily start to take over.

If roots clog your sewer line, you might notice a few signs in and around your home:

  • Water draining slowly from your shower, tub or toilet
  • Gurgling sounds coming from your toilet or drains
  • Bad odors coming from the inside or outside of your home

Sewer Line Root Removal Services in Minneapolis

If you suspect you have a blocked sewer line due to tree roots, we can help. Our sewer line root removal experts will come to your home and assess your lines using a camera attached to a snake. Once we visualize the blockage, we’ll determine what must be done to remove it, whether commercial line snaking, hydro jet snaking or another removal method.

Don’t Allow Tree Roots to Build-Up Over Time

Even if you’re not currently dealing with a complete blockage, tree roots continue to grow over time. We recommend routine sewer line maintenance to clear out your pipes and avoid costly repairs in the future. To help you protect your home, our team offers routine maintenance services for all of your pipes and drains.

Call Gopher Sewer & Drain Today for Sewer Line Root Removal

Allow the team at Gopher Sewer & Drain to remove those pesky roots for you. We offer 24/7 service for your convenience. To learn more about sewer line root removal or for immediate assistance, give us a call at 612-424-2205. You can also send us a message for a fast and reliable estimate today.

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What Our Customers Say

"I called Pedro on a Friday night at 6pm during the Covid-19 pandemic with a floor drain backing up anytime water was used in my house. Miguel was at my house at 8am on Saturday morning and used an auger to clear my main sewer line. Pedro ended up having to come too because my house sits back from the street and they needed more than 100ft of cable to reach the clog. They were able to clear the line and replace the corroded cap in 2 hours and everything is draining great now. They were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend them for service in the Twin Cities and will call them again if I ever need service. It was cheaper than expected so that was great too. I'll be getting my line scoped later this summer and will be using GSD."

Dave, Minnetonka, MN

"Pedro responded quickly and did a thorough and effective job resolving our clogged drains. We had a different plumber out to fix the same problem a few weeks earlier. That plumber snaked the drain, and that helped for a short time. Pedro soon figured out that the line from the kitchen was majorly clogged from years of use, and it had to be blasted with water. Simply snaking it was a waste of time. He also replaced a smaller line with a larger one. The amount of gunk he cleaned out was amazing. The money spent on the first plumber was a complete waste. Gopher wasn't cheap, but I feel like Pedro correctly diagnosed and fixed the problem.

Thomas, Roseville, MN

"Amazing service! He was in and out in no time and left the bathroom spotless!

Ed, Columbia Heights, MN

“Pedro came out the same day, fixed our plumbing issue, and probably saved us $1000 by recommending the right fix, not fixing unnecessary plumbing like most companies try to do.”

Justin H., Minneapolis, MN

"Both Pedro and Miguel have come to our house! They are quick and explain what the problems are and solutions! When we have needed service they have come right away or scheduled a time that works for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone! I have found our plumber for life!

Katie, Newport, MN
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FAQ's About Sewer Line Root Removal Services

How do I know if there are roots in my sewer line?

The main indications of roots in a sewer line are slow draining pipes, toilets, or gurgling noises when flushing. In addition you may notice foul odors emitting from drains in your home. Once our technicians are on site to clear the line they may pull a portion of tree roots up. In addition,  a sewer line camera inspection would reveal if roots are indeed causing the line to clog.

How much does it cost to remove roots from the sewer line?

Our pricing for sewer line root removal starts at $249.00 for the first hour, which normally gets the job done. We also offer hydro jet cleaning if the problem is severe, in which case pricing is dependent on the seriousness of the problem.

How do you get rid of roots in a sewer line?

Roots in a sewer line are removed through standard cable cleaning or hydro jetting - depending on the severity of the clog. We also offer a preventative cleaning solution to treat the line  so you can go longer between cleanings.

How much does a sewer line inspection cost?

Sewer line inspections start at $219.00 for the first hour. We also offer discounts if multiple lines need to be scoped.