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3 reasons to use Vaporooter

Hunter Dance, Business development manager at Douglas Chemicals, the manufacturer of Sanafoam Vaporooter II, gives 3 reasons to use Vaporooter Great advice Hunter! If you want to find out if Vaporooter will help you Stop tree roots in Drains Call 1800 637 600

Vaporooter stops tree roots in Council drains

Tree lined streets in big cities and country towns across Australia have many benefits. and negatives. Tree roots from street trees invade the council and water authorities mains, reducing the flow and blocking the sewer mains. When it comes to blocked drains, Council manpower and budgets are stretched by tree root affected drain maintenance. There is a safe alternative! Vaporooter...

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...

Tree roots in your sewer pipes are like tree root cancer.

This is a shocking headline! Tree roots in your sewer pipes are just like a tree root cancer. It will sneak up on you and block your drains if you leave it unchecked. Sure, you can have some emergency plumbing surgery, removing the affected section and rejoin your pipes. By now you know, if left unchecked, the tree root cancer will find another...

What is a blocked drain?

A  drain is an outlet where water can be piped away from a plumbing fixture like a toilet or WC, a basin, bath or shower, a kitchen sink, laundry tubs or an external drain, known as a gully. Stormwater drains can take discharge from roofing guttering and pits and grates installed to take runoff  water collected from hard surfaces.  ...

Nightmare Christmas…will this happen to you?

Christmas is fast approaching… …and I’ll let you in on a little “trade secret”… …that I guarantee will make me very unpopular with a lot of emergency plumbers!     You see, Christmas tends to be a busy time for emergency plumbers getting called out to deal with blocked drains caused by tree roots!   Why?  Well when you think...

A tale of two drains

These 2 sewer drain  pipes with their lids removed are taking the discharge from neighbouring properties. They are surrounded by different species of large trees. Tree roots are growing into the sewer pipe through the pipe joints The drain on the left belongs to a client who, after many years of tree root blockages to her sewer pipes, grew tired of...

Applying Root Foam To Pipes And Drains

Root foam kills small root masses, inhibits future root growth and reinforces pipes. It’s low impact on the environment and reduced toxicity make root foam an ideal option for home and business owners plagued by tree roots blocking pipes. This is one of those ‘don’t try this at home’ situations. Unless you’re a qualified plumber, DO NOT attempt to use...

Using Chemical Foam to Treat Tree Root Blockages

A combination of mechanical root removal and a process known as chemical foaming is one of the cheapest and most effective means of removing root blockages in pipes. Mechanical removal, known as root pulling or jet rodding, can be used on it’s own for a short term solution to remove tree roots from blocked pipes. This process uses machinery that...

Different Types of Tree Root Killing Chemicals

We’ve already explained in previous blog posts that physically replacing blocked pipes and removing surrounding tree roots does little to protect plumbing from future root intrusion. Chemical treatment is needed for ongoing fortification against invading tree roots. But, some chemicals not only inhibit root growth, they also may destroy surrounding trees and foliage. The complete destruction of plants and trees...