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Did You Know about Council Tree Roots in Drains?

Did you know most local Councils don’t have the financial resources $$$ to keep clearing tree roots from their ratepayers drains, without a rate increase. That’s a fact! The cost of having Council staff or plumbing contractors to keep cutting the tree roots from blocked drains is growing, along with the tree roots. The only cost effective way to maintain...

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 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...

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...

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...

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.  ...