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What is a pipe drainoscopy?

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you’ve heard of a Drainoscopy! So what is a drainoscopy? A drainoscopy is when our technicians survey the inside of your drains with our high-tech specialised camera equipment. The drainoscopy equipment is inserted into your drains through a suitable opening. Having a drainage diagram on hand will help us find that suitable...

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...

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.  ...

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...

Nightmare Christmas…will this happen to you?

Christmas is fast approaching… …and I’ll let you in on a little “trade secret”… …that I guarantee will make me very unpopular with a lot of emergency plumbers!     You see, Christmas tends to be a busy time for emergency plumbers getting called out to deal with blocked drains caused by tree roots!   Why?  Well when you think...

Summer brings mysterious outbreak of blocked drains across Sydney suburbs…

…as well as NSW and the rest of Australia. With summer now here and the weather getting warmer… …there is one BIG PROBLEM that rears its ugly head at this time of the year. Mysteriously, there is often a surge in the number of cases of blocked drains and clogged sewer pipes. Some years it’s so bad, you can rightly...

Clogged Drain or Tree Root Damage? Time for Vaporooter

Vaporooter is the perfect solution to remove tree roots in sewer pipes. When used in repeated applications to remove tree roots from sewer lines, Vaporooter approaches the level of 100 percent effective in tree root control. No process to remove tree roots in pipes and away from foundations has proven to be nearly as effective or efficient. Vaporooter is delivered...

Need to Safely Remove Roots in Pipes? Turn to Vaporooter

Vaporooter has been the premier solution to remove tree roots found in pipes for more than 40 years. As tree root problem growth threatens building foundations and the basic infrastructure of cities and towns, municipalities needed a way to mediate tree root damage. Roots in sewer pipes and penetrating foundations can cause challenging and expensive problems without Vaporooter to provide...

Tree Root Damage Prevented With Vaporooter

No one wants to have to deal with tree roots in sewer pipes and in the process of trying to address the problem when it occurs, tree root damage can be a common problem. To achieve effective removal of roots in drains and address a tree root problem, nothing has been proven to be nearly as effective as Vaporooter. Vaporooter...

Remove Tree Roots with Vaporooter

It is important to remove tree roots from sewer pipes in order to ensure the free flow of liquids throughout the system. Unfortunately, sewer pipes are a draw for tree roots as they will grow toward moisture through a continuous process that occurs at the end of the root. Roots in sewer pipes are the result of roots growing one...