This Tree Planting Season, Watch Out for Trees and Plants that Cause Plumbing Problems

May 22, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Blue Sky Plumbing & Heating, a Denver-based plumbing company operated by a family with an almost century-old history of plumbing service, announced yesterday that with the start of the tree planting season this spring, homeowners and landscapers should be vigilant about the kind of trees and plants they plant, relative to the planting area and its environment.

Some tree and shrub species, particularly those with expansive root systems, can cause damage to walls and fences as well as underground plumbing and sewer systems. Landscape design and tree planting plans should therefore take into consideration the root system of the tree to be planted, its distance from any existing structures nearby, and the location of plumbing/sewer systems.

In an article on the company's website, Blue Sky Plumbing identified several trees that are known to cause plumbing problems. The company's plumber team noted that even harmless looking plants such as ivy grow quickly and can block pipes in no time. Blue Sky Plumbing has enumerated several guidelines on what kind of information to look for in order to find out if a tree is likely to cause havoc in your yard or not. Diligent research, proper planning, and a consciousness for safety and not just aesthetics will help you save thousands of dollars in damaged foundation and plumbing systems.

Check out the article Trees and Plants That Cause Plumbing Problems (or visit for a comprehensive guide on trees and shrubs that can wreak havoc on plumbing systems.