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FAQ’s about Root Removal
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.
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.
How do you repair root ingress?
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- Get in touch with us when you notice signs of a blocked drain.
- Our Poole based team will respond quickly and efficiently, working around your schedule.
- A drainage professional will diagnose the problem and give you a clear quote for our services.
- Maintain Drains will carry out the work required to an exceptional standard.
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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.
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
March 16, 2022
Outstanding service. Came out within a day of my request and unblocked our sink which had (it turned out) clogged up with scale. Brilliant!
February 24, 2022
I have dealt with Maintain Drains for Homebuyer drainage survey. Service was provided in a professional and reliable manner. Thank you
February 17, 2022
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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Tree 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.