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Root Intrusion in Pipe: Plumbing Locating Explanation

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Root Intrusion in Pipe: Plumbing Locating Explanation

Steven Shoopman – Field Technician at Harts Plumbing showing how to do a proper locate – a complete understanding of what is happening below the ground. Locating plumbing lines is key to repairing underground lines. Without a reliable way to find buried lines, your plumber may spend unnecessary time and energy digging and searching.

Root intrusions are among one of the most common problems in older pipes. These types of pipes are softer than the modern PVC and HDPE pipes we have now. This means that they are extra susceptible to root intrusions.