Roots from trees and shrubs will naturally grow towards underground drainpipes. The pipes offer a constant source of water, nutrients and oxygen – all things that roots crave. Once a leak is discovered in your drainpipes, the root will quickly grow into the pipe. This can cause blockages and pipe breaks. There are a few ways to prevent tree roots becoming a big problem for your drains and you can keep your drains clear.
Be aware of the Warning Signs
If you have begun noticing that your drain clogs frequently, this is generally a sign of a bigger problem. Damage from roots to drainpipes leads to clogged, overflowing or slow-flowing drains – or all three simultaneously. When you notice that your drains are clogging frequently it’s important to promptly be in touch with a drain specialist to identify what the cause is.
Regular Drain Maintenance
To avoid major drain repairs, have your drain unblock regularly and their structure inspected. By regularly maintaining and clearing your drainpipes, this will help keep root growth from damaging your drains.
Remove Tree Roots
This is one of the most effective methods at clearing drainpipe lines. A Hydro Jet is a machine that uses a pump and water, it can produce up to 40 litres per minute at a pressure of 3,500 psi. Pumping this water down the drains with this high force can get rid of and kill a majority of the tree roots likely affecting the pipes. A root cutter can also be used simultaneously with the Hydro Jet to ensure all roots are eradicated. Contact Us Today!