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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...

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...

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...

No more Blocked Drains?

Did you know.......... 85% of all blocked sewer drains are caused by tree roots. Simply put, there is a way to prevent blocked drains happening ever again. It's easy, it's safe and it Works! It's called Vaporooter

Why do I need a Sewer Service Diagram?

A Sewer Service Diagram, drainage diagram or” helio” (for plumbers over 30 years old) is a map that shows where the sewer pipes run throughout your home, or commercial property. This sewer drainage diagram is available from Sydney Water, the Water authority in your capital city, a reputable plumber’s supplier or your local Council, depending on where you are in Australia! In...

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...

Tree roots grow through pipe joints to block your sewer.

Todays post is very simple! In 98% of blocked drains caused by tree roots, the roots grow through the pipe joints to get into your sewer line. The rarely enter the pipeline through the pipes themselves. Older sewers made of terracotta or earthenware pipes usually 600-900mm (2-3foot) long, have sand cement joints and it’s through these joints that the roots grow....

Symptoms of a blocked drain

As our summer rolls on and the easter break approaches and we get together with our family and friends, keep an eye out for some of those vital symptoms that indicate you have a slow or blocked drain. Make it a holiday break  to remember for the right reasons,  rather than needing to call an emergency plumber to rescue you...

Will this blocked drain go away?

If you have a blocked drain it is very very unlikely that the blockage will simply go away. Blockages caused by tree roots act like a strainer within your sewer pipes. Water and liquids will pass through the strainer but the poo and toilet paper and any other foreign material you flush down your sewer will get caught in the...