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Pipe joints create opportunity

Clay sewer pipes are a great opportunity for tree roots to get in your pipe line. These pipes are usually 2-3 foot or 600-900mm long. So, in a 100 foot (30 metre) pipeline, there could be up to 50 individual pipes and bends and junctions. That means there are at least 50 pipe joints for a tree to get its...

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

Cutting roots makes them grow thicker and stronger

Did you know when you cut tree roots from your blocked sewer pipes, they grow back thicker and stronger? You see, getting a blocked drain specialist to cut the roots of a tree with high pressure water or an electric eel is just like pruning your hedge or rose bush, it actually encourages tree root regrowth. Over a long period,...

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...

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...