TREE ROOT PROBLEMS
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HOW DO TREE ROOTS ENTER THE DRAINGE SYSTEM?
Homeowners love to surround their homes with beautiful plants and trees. Trees make our property look lush green and fresh. But to some homeowners, tree roots can cause a major nightmare by entering the drainage system and causing the blockage.Trees, just like any other living thing, get attracted to water sources for their nourishment. While in their quest for water, these tree roots can also make their way into the drains through the tiniest cracks or holes and grow quickly enough to block it completely.
Most of the drainage systems in the UK are made using vitrified clay that can be very inviting for the tiny tree roots to become huge masses inside hence reducing the internal bore of the drains. The modern PVC drainage system is highly resistant only if found with no cracks or splits by the tree roots.
Sometimes, during the glueing of sections in the drain laying process, if any spaces are left then that can be enough for the tiny roots to enter and thrive.Now that you know how tree roots make their way into our drains, let’s find out the ways to find out this major drainage problem.
HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT IF TREE ROOTS ARE BLOCKING YOUR DRAINS?
Tree roots can disrupt the structural integrity of the drains. Here are some signs that one must notice and get the drains checked professionally before they get completely blocked or collapsed:
This is the first sign of tree root ingress. Roots can enter your drainage system obstructing the flow of water thus leading to slow draining of toilets or sinks.
If you notice unpleasant odours coming from various places of your home, then its likely that your drainage system is blocked somewhere and it could be due to tree root ingress.
Roots can cause the water from the drains to leak and create sinkholes as the rock underneath dissolves. So, if you find sinkholes being formed in your yard or lawn, then it could be a sign of tree root ingress.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP TREE ROOTS FROM GETTING INTO THE DRAINGE SYSTEM?
Though it’s impossible to stop the natural force, there are a few things you can do to prevent tree root ingress. While planning your landscaping, make sure to avoid planting large trees near your drains. If at all possible, plant trees that are slow-growing with a small root ball.
For homeowners who have already planted trees near your drains, then watching out for warning signs and conducting regular inspections and maintenance will certainly help. Alternatively, you can also try relining your drains using advanced composite resins and a synthetic sleeve or re-route the drainage system so that it is at least 20 meters away from the trees in your yard.
HOW DO WE REPAIR TREE ROOT DAMAGED DRAINS?
As a professional drainage company, we also advise our customers to never pour any chemicals down the drain thinking it would clear the backing up or the blockage caused by the tree root ingress. Always seek professional intervention in such cases.We at Drain Survey Experts conduct a detailed CCTV inspection to understand the entry points and severity of the blockage. Nextly, we will either use a mechanical eel or a high-pressure jetter to destroy the tree roots. And apply a root foaming treatment that will cause the roots to present outside the drains to rot and die.
With our years of experience in handling domestic and commercial drain problems, we analyse each customers’ problems with personalised attention to provide the best possible solutions.
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