Are you experiencing problems with your plumbing? Is the water in your sink and shower slow to drain away or are your drains making strange noises? You could have tree roots blocking your underground drains and it is something that needs investigating pretty urgently.
Tree roots seek out water and nutrients and if you have even a tiny leak in your drains, they will find it. You probably won’t notice anything wrong at first, but the root system will continue to grow around your drains or at a high risk of break through the drains in search for water. Over time the roots will invade your drains until the point it restricts the flow and causes a noticeable blockage.
It is important to set out to fix this issue quickly, before the roots multiply and cause a larger blockage and really create havoc with your drains, the longer you leave this tree roots will get stronger and harder and make it more difficult and costly to rectify. This is a task to rely on the professionals for and The Drain Man knows the best way to clear roots from sewer and stormwater drains. They have decades of experience and the necessary specialist equipment to unblock your drains quickly and effectively.
Signs of Tree Roots Blocking Drains
There are a few things you may notice that indicate a tree root invasion in your drains:
Sinks & Showers Are Slow to Drain
One of the first signs of a blockage in a drain or pipe is that sinks, showers and baths are slow to drain. With less space available in the drain, water will take longer to disappear down the plug hole.
Gurgling Noises from Your Drains
Different from the normal gurgling of bath water draining away, you may hear a weird gurgle from drains when you empty a sink or flush a toilet, caused by the water not being able to flow freely down the drain.
Tree roots in a sewer line will catch waste and build up, and eventually the smell will come back up through the drains and into your home.
A Backed-Up Toilet
Tree roots in sewer drain are a particularly bad issue as they can catch toilet paper and other debris, which will worsen the blockage so much quicker. If you notice any of these things happening, contact our experienced team at The Drain Man immediately and we can assess and remedy the problem.
Clearing Roots from Drains
The Drain Man team uses years of knowledge and expertise, along with specialist equipment to diagnose and fix blocked stormwater and sewer drains, including clearing roots from drain drains.
Firstly, they will obtain as much information as you can provide about the blockage and once they are on-site they will thoroughly assess the situation and decide how to investigate further. This part of the process is free, and you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
The next step is to inspect and clear the drain blockage areas. Clearing tree roots from drains is done with a high-pressure water jet and/or a purpose-built drain clearing machine. The drain cleaning allows for CCTV drain inspection cameras to record vision of the inside of the drains to see what the damage is and ascertain the best solution.
Your Drain Man specialist will provide advice on how to reduce further blockages and give you detailed information on a drain repair or replacement process for a permanent fix.
Regular Maintenance of Your Drains & Drains
Once your drains have been cleared there are some steps you can take to help prevent root intrusion causing damage again in the future.
Have your drains checked regularly and repair or replace them when necessary to keep them in good condition.
Don’t plant new trees or large shrubs too closely to where your drains run underground.
Avoid planting large trees with aggressive roots too close to your property.
Also, don’t forget to check above the ground too as debris that lands on your roof can flow down gutters and into downpipes, contributing to blockages. So, regularly clearing your gutters needs to be on your home maintenance list as well.
How to Prevent Tree Roots Blocking Drains
You don’t need to resort to removing trees on your property but remember the roots will continue to grow so having them invade your drains will be an ongoing issue if you have cracked or broken drains.
A great solution to prevent blockage from tree roots again is to have your drains relined. With minimal disruption and no digging required, a unique liner is used to line your existing drains and once it cures the drains will be stronger and more watertight than they were before.
The Drain Man are the experts at clearing roots from drains and will quickly have your drains unblocked and your water flowing freely again. Enquire now by calling our friendly staff or contacting us online.
If you have any questions about pipeline inspections, drain clearing or pipe relining at your premises, contact our friendly team. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.