Are tree roots blocking your drains?

Trees help to make our roads, gardens and community a much more vibrant and nicer place to live. With the various benefits that come with having lots of trees in your area, they can cause havoc on domestic drainage systems.

How tree roots get into your drains

Tree roots can grow indiscriminately through neighbourhoods which can occasionally cause damage and disruption to the drains under our homes. In their never-ending search for water, tree roots can force their way through pipes to get to the water inside, they then slowly grow and offshoot inside them.

What damage can tree roots do to your drains?
Unfortunately, tree roots can cause serious damage to your drains if they aren’t dealt with swiftly and effectively. The roots can break through a pipe and then continue to grow inside if this does happen they will begin to the pipes with various offshoots. The worst-case scenarios of having tree roots inside drainage pipes would require a complete replacement of the drain. At best, and if caught early, the only repair or maintenance that might be necessary would be some foul-smelling waste or blockages that need to be cleaned up.

How can a drainage company help if tree roots are blocking my drains?

A professional drainage company, such as Alternative drainage, will have trained and experienced drainage engineers who can use a variety of methods to identify the issue. They will be able to use state-of-the-art CCTV technology to identify and diagnose the problem with a remote-controlled camera. Alternative Drainage can then decide what the best course of action will be in order to get the drain back to a healthy state.

If you think your drains have been blocked by tree roots, or to find out more about or root-cutting service, contact Alternative Drainage today on 0800 980 1362.