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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...

How much does Vaporooter cost?

By now you know that Vaporooter delivers results that are unmatched by any other method of tree root control in sewer pipes and you want to try it but 1 question remains. How much does it cost? So, with  your sewer service diagram and a good knowledge of your  property, measure the length of sewer pipeline from top to bottom, including...

Vaporooter has a Guarantee! Homeowner tells.

Some companies offer a Guarantee on their product or service and it’s just a lot of talk with un-realistic conditions. The Vaporooter Guarantee goes like this” If you have a blocked drain caused by tree roots after an application of Vaporooter, we will clear your blocked drain for free” Listen to Kari tell about that Guarantee “It’s a no brainer,...

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....

Vaporooter. Tree roots will travel to find your pipes.

Quite often a sewer blockage can be caused by the roots from trees that are not even on your property. Tree roots will travel great distances to seek moisture and nutrients readily found in sewer pipes, especially during periods of extended drought. Amazingly in some cases the roots will travel from the base of the tree upto 3 times the height...

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...

What are the main causes of blocked drains?

Todays post is a simple one. Amazingly, 83% of all blocked drains in Australia are caused by tree roots! Cooking fats, oils and grease, human and pet hair, sanitary products, facial tissues and napkins used instead of toilet paper, dental floss and broken or collapsed pipes make up the other 17% of blocked drains. If you have repeat repeat repeat problems with your sewer pipes caused by...

Who is responsible for these drains?

Blockages and problems with drains occur no matter what type of building you live in. Most single or multiple level houses have their own drainage systems taking the discharge from all the plumbing fixtures within the property. The owner of this  property is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their pipes upto the point where his pipes join the council main. Rows of...

What is a blocked drain?

A  drain is an outlet where water can be piped away from a plumbing fixture like a toilet or WC, a basin, bath or shower, a kitchen sink, laundry tubs or an external drain, known as a gully. Stormwater drains can take discharge from roofing guttering and pits and grates installed to take runoff  water collected from hard surfaces.  ...