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Removing roots from drains

Root Removal

Tree roots in drains are one of the biggest cause of blockages in the UK. At Maintain Drains, we have a variety of techniques that we can try out for roots in pipes removal and depending on the location and severity of the root ingress. In many cases, roots can simply be cut away if there has been major displacement to the joints or severe fracturing then excavation may be the only answer. Once the removal of the roots is complete the following process would be to use a structural liner to reduce the likelihood of the roots getting into the drain in the future.

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Drainage Root Removal

FAQ’s about Root Removal

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    How do tree roots get into drains?

    Tree roots in drains  gain access via the pipe joints, fractures, cracks and through inspection chamber walls and benching. The majority of the drainage systems within the UK are constructed from collar and spigot vitrified clay pipes jointed using sand & cement, these joints offer little resistance to fine tree roots.
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    Why tree roots enter your drains?

    Condensation that naturally occurs on the outer wall of the drain pipe, or moisture from leaking drain joints attract tree roots looking for a good nutritious feed. Disturbed ground, trenches and house foundations make easy travelling for a root system compared to the adjacent undisturbed ground.
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    How do you repair root ingress?

    Tree root ingress is one of the biggest causes of blockages in the UK. For this reason, we recommend that you have your drains thoroughly investigated with a  pre-purchase survey  before buying a new house. Drains close to any disturbed ground, trees or hedges are particularly vulnerable.

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  • 2022Get in touch with us when you notice signs of a blocked drain.
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Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it! Take a look at some of our previous feedback from domestic and commercial customers in and around Dorset.

  • 5 star review  What a fantastic service, I called Jon and he came and looked at our drains at our new house. He found a broken clay pipe under the house. ... read more

    thumb South Coast Pest Control Dorset
    March 16, 2022

    5 star review  Outstanding service. Came out within a day of my request and unblocked our sink which had (it turned out) clogged up with scale. Brilliant!

    thumb David Herring
    February 24, 2022

    5 star review  I have dealt with Maintain Drains for Homebuyer drainage survey. Service was provided in a professional and reliable manner. Thank you

    thumb Ahmed Al-Iessa
    February 17, 2022
  • 5 star review  Thank you so much for conducting the survey and giving us your advice. We really appreciated you returning to the property after being unable to access the drains on your... read more

    thumb Adele Williams
    November 17, 2021

    5 star review  Very helpful,lovely man couldn't do enough to help.

    thumb Susan Dibden
    September 17, 2021

    5 star review  Great service, very professional and on time! Would 100% recommend Maintain Drains.

    thumb Paula Best
    June 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  Outstanding professionalism, prompt and impressive communication, very friendly and excellent value (CCTV Drain Survey)

    thumb Ben Couzens
    June 17, 2021

    5 star review  Excellent service, good value, really pleased with the results

    thumb Alex Kreutz
    May 17, 2021

    5 star review  We contacted Jon to obtain a drain home buyer survey. Very quick to respond to query and attend appointment at set date and time.
    The report was published to us within... read more

    thumb Jazmin Paterson
    April 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  What a fantastic service, I called Jon and he came and looked at our drains at our new house. He found a broken clay pipe under the house. ... read more

    thumb South Coast Pest Control Dorset
    March 16, 2022
  • 5 star review  Outstanding service. Came out within a day of my request and unblocked our sink which had (it turned out) clogged up with scale. Brilliant!

    thumb David Herring
    February 24, 2022
  • 5 star review  I have dealt with Maintain Drains for Homebuyer drainage survey. Service was provided in a professional and reliable manner. Thank you

    thumb Ahmed Al-Iessa
    February 17, 2022
  • 5 star review  Thank you so much for conducting the survey and giving us your advice. We really appreciated you returning to the property after being unable to access the drains on your... read more

    thumb Adele Williams
    November 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  Very helpful,lovely man couldn't do enough to help.

    thumb Susan Dibden
    September 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  Great service, very professional and on time! Would 100% recommend Maintain Drains.

    thumb Paula Best
    June 17, 2021
How do you Repair Root Damaged Drains?

Drainage Tree Root Removal

If the roots have reached your system through joints and there is no major displacement, Maintain Drains can cut the roots and reline your drainage. However, if the root ingress has caused major displacement to the joints or it has fractured or compromised your pipes, pipe excavation may be the only answer. On most domestic systems given the number of bends and junctions you get over fairly short distances it is often a mixture of the two repair methods are required.

You should be insured for tree root damage to drains unless you have some obscure bricks and mortar policy that states otherwise.

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Drainage Root Removal in PooleTree roots in drain pipes can cause serious problems. As well as drainage system blockages, you could have to deal with cracked or damaged pipes. Roots in pipes removal should be high on your priority list.
Serious damage like this means you’ll need to have your drains relined or excavated and replaced. These can be costly jobs, so you are better off having drainage roots removed early.
Maintain Drains can take care of tree roots in your drain pipes. We are experts at drainage root removal and happy to help. It is worth looking into as often the owner of the tree is liable for the damage.