Clearing Tree Roots From Drains in Melbourne
Tree roots are the number one cause of blocked drains in Melbourne.
Trees roots are intelligent, living beings that find their way to areas that are dense in water and nutrients. As you’ve probably guessed, our underground pipe networks are extremely rich in both, which is why tree roots cause 95% of the blockages in our drainage systems.
Over time, or due to factors such as earth movement, debris and poor installation; underground pipes can crack and start to deteriorate. This creates the perfect opening for a tree root to enter through, and ultimately grow. This kind of blockage can create major issues for an underground drain network.
Over time, tree roots tend to expand inside the pipes, thriving off of the humidity and warmth within. The sooner you catch wind that your pipes are blocked, the easier it becomes to clean and remove them, restoring your pipes back to their original state.
If you need a professional drain unblocker or are after drain repair in Melbourne, our team at Heritage Plumbing are the experts you can call on for support. We usually begin with our drain pipe inspection service, which thankfully requires no major excavation work. This is because we utilise high end CCTV equipment in our drain camera locating service. Rather than spending lots of time, money and effort digging up your ground in order to locate a blockage, we simply send our state of the art camera down your pipe network, and begin searching for any disruptions to your water flow. These disruptions can be in the form of blockages and breakages.
By opting for our drain camera inspection service in Melbourne, you’re choosing the latest and most effective method of caring for your property.
In the case we find tree roots intruding and growing through your drains, we have effective technology that allows us to remove them, without the need for digging up ground. In many cases, we make use of our high pressure jet devices that allow us to provide some of the best drain cleaning in Melbourne.
If your drains have been damaged in a minor way, you may notice signs such as gurgling noises in the drains, whereas major damage may cause a complete blockage or cause the pipes to collapse entirely.
If you suspect tree roots, or any other debris causing blockages or breakages in your drainage system; call us today on 03 9498 0458.