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Council street trees and blocked sewer drains?

Many of our clients say that local council street trees are the cause of their blocked sewer pipes. Beautiful specimens like the London plane tree, Hills weeping fig (ficus microcarpa. var.) and Paperbark (melaluca)  all have extensive tree root systems that thrive on the moisture and nutrients flowing through our household sewer pipes out to the sewer mains in the street.   The roots...

Why we need a plan of our sewer pipes

Generally, when sewer pipes and drains are installed by a licensed plumber, they are inspected by an authorised person who draws a plan of the drainage installation showing where the drains run, what plumbing fixtures are connected and what, if any, other properties are connected! In modern times, we have a self inspection system where the plumber draws the drainage installation...

Who is responsible for these drains?

Blockages and problems with drains occur no matter what type of building you live in. Most single or multiple level houses have their own drainage systems taking the discharge from all the plumbing fixtures within the property. The owner of this  property is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their pipes upto the point where his pipes join the council main. Rows of...

Another Satisfied Vaporooter Customer

Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (GWMW), after several trials with different chemical products, chose Vaporooter as its aid in combating drain pipe blockages and overflows and has successfully used it since 1989. Vaporooter, a product of the RSP Environmental Services, is a mixture of herbicides, root growth inhibitor and foaming agent which softens and then destroys the live roots which intrude...

Cutting costs in Wagga City with Vaporooter

After several trials with the Drainchem Minifoamer and Vaporooter, the City of Wagga Wagga has decided it is the most efficient solution to and prevention from sewer chokes and blockages, as well as the best maintenance for the draining lines. In the trial, old problematic areas were aimed at, especially places with old clay pipes and maturing or mature trees....