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Tree roots don’t like wet feet

Tree roots in pipes don't like to be in water all the time. Fine tree roots grow through the top of 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 like to be continually immersed in water.

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...

Stop Tree Roots in Pipes. Client Testimonial

Just in via email..... Dear Dave and Leigh, Thank you for doing the Vaporooter treatment this morning, it gives me considerable peace of mind. As you will recall we had experienced some nasty sewer blockages previously, up to two a year due to an invasive ficus vine spreading its tree roots into our pipes. The sewer line passes under a...

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...

How Blocked Drains Happen

Sewer and drain pipes may not be very attractive to you, but tree roots love them. Tree roots are lured towards your pipe because of condensation. Moisture builds up around the pipes, more so in summer because the water in the pipes is much cooler than the surrounding environment . Thirsty tree roots lock on to the trail of dampness...

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...

Blocked drains fixed… Free! What your Plumber doesn’t know

Does your home get blocked drains caused by tree roots? What if I gave you a written guarantee. We'll fix your blockage for FREE! It sounds crazy, but its true! It's a simple process that less than 5% of Australian maintenance plumbers know about. In fact, plumbers don't want you to know about it 'cause it Stops Tree Roots in...

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