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Trees and shrubs can grow roots into your plumbing and make a mess if you aren't careful.

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TAMPA, FL, June 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A beautifully landscaped yard is the perfect accessory to any home - or is it? The Tampa plumbers at The Pampering Plumber caution that landscaping can turn ugly, especially if strong plant roots work their way into your plumbing's pipes.

Trees and shrubs are a central part of any landscaping project. Unfortunately, these plants can have strong, widespread root systems that are several times larger than the plant above ground is. These root systems can cause major problems within your plumbing lines.

Roots act like slow-moving, water-seeking missiles. They sense water within the ground, and they grow towards whatever water they find. If that water is within your pipes, it is possible that the roots will find a way to grow into those pipes through small cracks or chinks. Over time, more and more roots will grow into your pipes, eventually causing the pipe to either back up or burst. Either way, it's a mess that you will have to pay to get fixed.

"Basically, you want to be sure that you don't plant trees or large shrubs anywhere near your plumbing lines," says Colleen Suojanen, President of The Pampering Plumber. "If you know where your lines are, tell your landscaping company so that they can help you to design your lawn in a way that still looks great but avoids the piping, even with root growth. If you don't know where your pipes are located, you will need to have a licensed plumber come out to your property."

If there are trees on your property, especially mature ones, have one of the plumbers from The Pampering Plumber come out and scope your plumbing lines to check for any root growth. After all, it is far better to catch it early than once it's too late. Learn more about The Pampering Plumber's services at

About The Pampering Plumber:
The Pampering Plumber is dedicated to providing customers with personalized service, guiding them throughout the entire process with open communication and an understanding of the services being performed. Their professional team is well-versed in all plumbing issues and how to fix them, and their years of experience speak to that.

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