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Vaporooter. There are some setup costs

G'day! Its Dave Conroy I'm here today to talk about Vaporooter. There are some set-up costs if you are considering putting Vaporooter down your sewer pipes if you've got repeat blockages caused by tree roots. The setup costs are a one off thing And, what they include is putting a drain camera through your pipes to survey exactly what is...

Tree roots don’t like wet feet

Even though tree roots get into pipes seeking water, they don't like to be in the water all the time. Excavated soil allows the fine tree roots to move along the top of and into the pipe joints and then down into the water flow. In permanently water charged ground, tree roots rarely appear in the sewer because they don't...

Tree roots enter pipes through the joints

Clay sewer pipes are a great opportunity for tree roots to get in your pipeline. These pipes are usually 2-3 foot or 600-900mm long. In a 30 metre (100ft.) pipeline, there could be up to 50 individual pipes and bends and junctions. That means there are at least 50 pipe joints for a tree to get its roots into your...

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...

How tree roots get into pipes #3

Tree roots grow into cracks in the joints in sewer pipes that may have been there even before the pipes were used. Hard to believe but envisage this. Your friendly plumber has dug a trench, laid the new earthenware pipes, cemented all the joints, then proceeded to back fill the trench. The very process of backfilling the trench is enough...

When will you do my Vaporooter?

I just had a phone call from Deborah wanting to know when we are doing her annual 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"...

How tree roots get into pipes #2

In my last post I described how tree roots can easily travel through the soil loosened by excavation for your pipe installation. Do you know why tree roots grow in sewer pipes from the top of the pipe joints? Condensation is formed when we run water from our water pipes, through our drains. Especially when we have a hot shower,...

How tree roots get into pipes #1

Tree roots grow through trenches dug for plumbing pipes. When plumbers excavate a trench in virgin soil to lay our pipelines to take the waste water from your home, we till the soil. That’s right, the simple method of excavating the soil with a shovel or even a mechanical excavator like a backhoe actually breaks up the soil. After we...

Neighbours tree roots in your pipes

Tree roots growing under the fence is multiplying the number of over the fence disputes between neighbours. As trees mature, their roots spread and sometimes, go under fences and into neighbouring properties sewer pipes. Periods of no rain will see tree root systems spread in all directions in their search. Many homeowners without a single tree on their property will...

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...