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Why trees choose sewer over stormwater pipes.

Trees are more likely to grow into sewer pipes than stormwater pipes. Every day we use our plumbing sending that water and fertiliser combination along the pipeline for the trees and their root systems to drink their fill. BUT, stormwater pipes only carry water when it rains, which in this country is fairly unreliable. If I was a tree and...

Tree roots grow through pipe joints.

Tree roots usually enter your pipe line through the pipe joints. Did you know each clay sewer pipe is usually 2-3 foot long, that’s 600-900mm each? So, in a pipe line 100 feet in length (30 metres), there could be up to 50 individual pipes with bends and junctions. That means there are at least 50 different places for a...

When will you do my Vaporooter?

I just had a phone call from Deborah wanting to know when we are doing her 2017 Vaporooter treatment. Deb said "You usually come at the end of October" You've been coming every year since 2010. "Oh, my pipes aren't blocked but, I don't want to go back to those days with horrible sewage overflowing and my toilet won't flush"...

Tree roots chase liquid gold in drains

Did you know tree roots chase the liquid fertiliser in sewer drains? That's because the waste water running through your pipes is a constant source of moisture and nutrients. In our dry continent a sewer pipe is an easy target for a tree root system that plays the long game. Most of us use our plumbing every day. When we...

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...

Tree root Poonami closes Coogee beach

Sydney Australia has many world famous beaches. Yesterday morning, April 14th 2016, one of her crown jewels, Coogee Beach, had to be closed after a Sydney Water sewer main in nearby Dudley Street had a blockage that overflowed into the Randwick City council stormwater drains. [caption id="attachment_330" align="alignleft" width="300"] Daily Telegraph 2016 04 14[/caption] The blockage was caused by tree...

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...

Questions about Vaporooter?

No matter where you are in Australia, if you have a blocked drain caused by tree roots and you want to discuss your particular blocked drain situation, please ring and ask me on 1800 637 600 Every situation with tree roots in sewer pipes is different! If you know that tree roots are causing your blocked sewer pipes but you’re...

Why choose Vaporooter to Stop Tree Roots in pipes?

Every situation with tree roots in sewer pipes is different! If you know tree roots are causing your blocked sewer pipes but you’re unsure if Vaporooter will improve your situation, I want you to ring and ask me personally. As a regular reader of this blog you already know there are several ways to Stop Tree Roots in Drains Root...

How can tree roots destroy pipes?

Tree root cells, which can be microscopic in their first stages of development, look for warmth and humidity so that they can mature. In their search, they are attracted to and discover drain lines, which they can penetrate through extremely small openings in the pipe joints and gradually grow inside them. As the tree roots mature inside the pipes, they...