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Vaporooter. There are some setup costs

G'day! Its Dave Conroy I'm here today to talk about Vaporooter. There are some set-up costs if you are considering putting Vaporooter down your sewer pipes if you've got repeat blockages caused by tree roots. The setup costs are a one off thing And, what they include is putting a drain camera through your pipes to survey exactly what is...

Blocked Drain Solutions

STOP TREE ROOTS IN PIPES Substantial damage can be caused to your sewer system by the invasion of tree roots into the drain pipes which have been cracked as a result of natural settling, age or wear.  Trees are good at finding water and their roots can travel a hundred feet to get to the nourishment they need. Tree roots...

Tree roots don’t like wet feet

Even though tree roots get into pipes seeking water, they don't like to be in the water all the time. Excavated soil allows the fine tree roots to move along the top of and into the pipe joints and then down into the water flow. In permanently water charged ground, tree roots rarely appear in the sewer because they don't...

Why trees choose sewer over stormwater pipes.

Trees are more likely to grow into sewer pipes than stormwater pipes. Every day we use our plumbing sending that water and fertiliser combination along the pipeline for the trees and their root systems to drink their fill. BUT, stormwater pipes only carry water when it rains, which in this country is fairly unreliable. If I was a tree and...

Tree roots in drains start out small

Do you know how small tree roots are when they enter your sewer drains? Believe it or not, when tree roots enter your drains through small cracks in the pipe joints, they are finer than the hairs on your head or the purest Australian wool. Then, once they are in the cracks and pipe joints they multiply

When will you do my Vaporooter?

I just had a phone call from Deborah wanting to know when we are doing her annual Vaporooter treatment. Deb said "You usually come at the end of October" You've been coming every year since 2010. "Oh, my pipes aren't blocked but, I don't want to go back to those days with horrible sewage overflowing and my toilet won't flush"...

Sanafoam Vaporooter II versus traditional methods of dealing with root infiltration

Tree root infiltration in sewage pipes can lead to blockage of and overflow in the draining system, the destruction of the system itself and even the replacing and relining of the pipes. The traditional methods of dealing with this problem involve short-term fixing, not long-term solutions and prevention. The most widespread traditional method of dealing with a live root invasion...

The scientific research history of Vaporooter

The infiltration of tree roots in sewage pipes has been a very destructive, time and money consuming issue for many decades. Traditional methods of clearing the pipes, including root cutting, usually led to costly emergency interventions that sometimes even included replacing or relining the pipes. As the blockages and overflows of the drain pipes recur regularly and the tree cutting...

Sanafoam Vaporooter II

Sanafoam Vaporooter II is a widely used herbicide combination which combats mainline sewage blockages caused by live root invasions and retards the growth of new roots. The Vaporooter treats the blockage and overflow problem and prevents future problems. The product which is introduced into the pipe fixes the blockages by softening and killing the intruding tree roots. The tree roots...

Q&A about Sanafoam Vaporooter II

1. How does Sanafoam Vaporooter II work? Sanafoam Vaporooter II is a foaming mixture of herbicides which prevents drain line stoppages that occur due to tree root penetration of pipes. This technology tackles the problems caused by live root infestation by attacking the roots inside the pipe. The foam containing a combination of Metham Sodium (herbicide) and Dichlobenil (growth inhibiting agent)...