How To Keep Roots Out Of Your Drain Pipes

April 9, 2018
Tips & Tricks

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 among other things blockages and pipe breaks. There are a few ways to prevent tree roots becoming a big problem for your drains.

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. A gurgling noise from your toilet can accompany this as well. 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.

If you start to experience issues with your drains, it’s best to call a drain specialist who can perform a CCTV inspection of your drains.

Regular Drain Maintenance

To avoid major drain repairs, organise for your drainpipes to be cleaned regularly and their structure inspected. By regularly maintaining and clearing your drainpipes, this will help keep root growth from damaging your drains. Drain Ninjas can inspect your pipes by using CCTV technology to discover the cause and location for the problem and fix any issues promptly.

Remove Tree Roots With A Hydro Jetter

This is one of the most effective methods at clearing drainpipe lines. A hydro jetter is a machine that uses a pump and water. Our Ninja’s use a hydro jetter that produces 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.

When one of our Ninja’s come to your site with a hydro jetter, it is equipped with a specialised root cutting tool that cuts the roots simultaneously, ensuring that your drainpipes are completely free from roots.

If you are dealing with issues from root growth, you can call Drain Ninjas to get you sorted. We are available 24/7 in the Auckland region. Contact us to discuss your needs, or if you have an urgent drainage issue, and one of our Ninja’s will be able to assist you.

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