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The Pros And Cons Of DIY Tree Root Removal

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If you have tree roots or stumps that you need to remove from your property, you may be wondering whether to do it yourself or hire a professional. If you no absolutely nothing about the process, then it may be best to call a professional; but if you have some experience and the proper tools by all means give it a go. If your tree roots are close to your septic tank or sewer, removing them can save you a call for Sewer Repair in Seattle, or another city you live in. Here are some pros and cons to DIY tree root removal:

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Pros:
• Save time: If you want the job done ASAP and don’t want to wait for a tree service company to schedule time for you, doing it yourself can get the job done faster, on your watch. Depending on how big the stump is and how far down the roots go, you can expect to spend anywhere from a few hours to a few days doing this on your own. You’ll have to gauge how much spare time you have to dedicate to the process.

• Save money: If you do the work yourself you won’t have to pay anyone but yourself; although you may need to pay for proper tools if you don’t have them already. You won’t get a bill at the end of the job, and that can leave more money in your pocket.

Cons:
• You may not have the skills or experience: Watching YouTube videos on how to remove tree roots and stumps does not qualify you as an expert. If you don’t have the skill or experience, then the job may be better left to a professional. This is especially true if your tree roots are located near your sewer line or other structure like a sidewalk or foundation of your home. A sewer emergency Seattle service may have to be called if you hit your sewer line. This could cause major problems and may end up costing you more money than if you’d called a professional in the first place.

• Maybe a bigger job than you thought: Large trees, particularly old ones, have roots that run deep down into the earth. It can be tough to get rid of the stump and pull the roots out on your own. The job can take longer and be more complex than you initially bargained for.

• You may not have the proper tools: Removing tree roots and stumps isn’t like pulling weeds in your garden. It can take heavy, expensive equipment that you may not have access to. You can rent it, but this may be an expense that is better paid to a professional.

At the end of the day, you’ll have to decide whether to do this project on your own or whether to hire a professional. If the tree roots are getting in the way of your sewer, you may want to call a sewer maintenance Seattle company to inspect your lines before proceeding.

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