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You’re going to want to be prepared for what your plumber has to say about the tree roots blocking your pipes. Maybe you already talked to your plumber and you didn’t completely understand everything he said. In any case, here’s a list of terms that may be basic to your plumber, but not so basic to you: Backfill: Soil used...

I don’t want to live like this.

You could hear the fear in her voice! "Sonia" from Bronte asked, What does your Vaporooter Guarantee actually mean? Sonia lives on the first floor of a 8 storey block of home units. "About every 3 months we get a blocked drain caused by tree roots in the pipes under our building" "Depending on the type of tree, that's not...

Tree root Poonami closes Coogee beach

Sydney Australia has many world famous beaches. Yesterday morning, April 14th 2016, one of her crown jewels, Coogee Beach, had to be closed after a Sydney Water sewer main in nearby Dudley Street had a blockage that overflowed into the Randwick City council stormwater drains. [caption id="attachment_330" align="alignleft" width="300"] Daily Telegraph 2016 04 14[/caption] The blockage was caused by tree...

Vaporooter Helps Strata Prevent $40,000 Sewer Replacement

Location: Clovelly, Sydney Occupants: Mostly women over 40. 2 with teenage children. Home: Block of four 2 bedroom flats 2 up, 2 down circa 1920 Trees in Vicinity: Tree lined Street, many Hills Weeping Fig (Ficus Microcarpa Var.) large In total we have billed this client $9,772.00 for tree root cutting and repairs. In March 2010, they have finally indicated...

Questions about Vaporooter?

No matter where you are in Australia, if you have a blocked drain caused by tree roots and you want to discuss your particular blocked drain situation, please ring and ask me on 1800 637 600 Every situation with tree roots in sewer pipes is different! If you know that tree roots are causing your blocked sewer pipes but you’re...

Why choose Vaporooter to Stop Tree Roots in pipes?

Every situation with tree roots in sewer pipes is different! If you know tree roots are causing your blocked sewer pipes but you’re unsure if Vaporooter will improve your situation, I want you to ring and ask me personally. As a regular reader of this blog you already know there are several ways to Stop Tree Roots in Drains Root...

Street Trees block drains

  Are these Beautiful Trees in your street? Liquid amber, London plane tree, Golden Robinia, Hills weeping fig, Brush box Every year as they grow a little bigger their expanding canopy adds thousands of dollars to the value to your home, bringing energy saving cool shade from the summer heat, the beauty of the colours of autumn, some, when they...

5 Ways to Prevent Blocked Drains

These simple measures will go a long way to prevent roots from infiltrating and destroying your sewer pipes Use pipes made of Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for new and replacement drains. PVC pipes are strong enough to repel the tree roots. Experts agree that PVC is the best material for reducing the risk of tree root blockages. Don’t plant trees near...

Spring brings shoots and tree roots

Spring in Australia brings new growth to our trees and shrubs. New shoots above ground means the trees are growing underground as well, and new tree roots means blocked drains. As Australia's leading authority on tree roots in drains, with over 15,000 blocked drains under my belt and I've used all kinds of drain cleaners, its safe to say I...

Look inside a clean sewer pipe

Vaporooter is a revolutionary pipe treatment that stops tree root blockages in pipes and drains and prevents further tree root damage. Watch this 1.58 min YouTube clip of the inside of a sewer pipe to see how tree roots cause blockages. Don't worry it won't spoil your lunch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NtOyGEwhgE