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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

Did You Know about neighbours trees in your pipes

Did you know the number of “over the fence” disputes between neighbours about tree roots in sewer pipes is multiplying. Yep, as suburban trees mature they go in search of moisture and nutrients in neighbouring properties sewer pipes, so the root systems spread in every direction in their search for sustenance. Many homeowners without a single tree on their property...

Vaporooter The History

>Sanafoam Vaporooter  was created  in the late 1960′s and has been a major contributor in big cities and small across North America to maintain  their sewer systems. In 2010, whilst attending the Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Louisville Kentucky, I worked and trained with Hunter Dance one of the key Vaporooter personnel. Watch this short youtube video and listen as Hunter tells some of...

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 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....

Sewer snake is an Anaconda

Last week we removed this large tree root from a drain in Kingsford Sydney. In fact, it was a tree root anaconda, measuring 6.3 metres long and it had completely blocked the pipeline. After removing the tree root from the pipeline and carrying out a “Drainoscopy” to determine there was nothing else wrong, our client elected to have Vaporooter sewer root...

Pros and Cons of Chemical Pipe Treatments

Chemical pipe treatments are one way to both remove and prevent tree root blockages, at the same time. These treatments have a combination of binding foam and herbicides. The force of the foam can be enough to extract the roots from your pipes. The foam then goes on to seal cracks in the pipes with a material that repels tree...