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Why do more Sydney drains get blocked by tree roots in Spring?

Why do more Sydney drains get blocked by tree roots in Spring?

Spring brings warmer days, accelerating the growth of plants in your garden. Unfortunately, this can also increase the number of blocked drains caused by tree root intrusion. Trees are attracted to plumbing pipes because of the moisture, minerals, oxygen and composting materials found inside the line. Below are some tips for preventing roots from blocking your drains this Spring.

Sewer drain blockages: warning signs, causes and remedies

Sewer drain blockages: warning signs, causes and remedies

When there is a problem with the main sewer line such as damaged or blocked pipes, sewage and waste cannot be safely transported away from your home. Instead it can travel back up the smaller waste lines, contaminating your drinking water and spilling out from various drain openings. Being aware of what causes sewer line blockages and knowing the warning signs can protect your home from damage and save you dealing with major repairs.

Drain Replacement: What does it involve and how much does it cost?

Drain Replacement: What does it involve and how much does it cost?

Repairing a drain is always preferable to drain replacement. However, in some cases a drain pipe may be so badly decayed or damaged that replacement is the only viable option. There are a number of factors that can influence the cost of drain replacement, including how much pipe needs to be removed and the location of the pipes. This article looks at what drain replacement involves and some of the factors influencing the cost of repairs.

How to prevent tree roots from blocking your Sydney drains

How to prevent tree roots from blocking your Sydney drains

Tree roots growing in underground sewer and stormwater pipes are one of the most common causes of blocked drains in Sydney. Drain pipes have everything that tree roots need - moisture oxygen and nutrients. Once inside, they will continue to grow until they form a huge impenetrable mass. But there are ways to prevent this…

World's largest fatberg on display at The Museum of London

World's largest fatberg on display at The Museum of London

Forget the royal wedding, if you’re in London right now take yourself along to see the ‘biggest’ attraction in town. The largest fatberg ever found, aka The Whitechapel Monster, is now on display at The Museum of London. It’s the first exhibit of its kind in the world, and while it may seem like an odd one, it’s a timely reminder that we are living in the age of waste.

Producers of "flushable" wet-wipes face legal action

Producers of "flushable" wet-wipes face legal action

Blocked drains in Sydney are on the rise as "flushable" wet wipes increase in popularity amongst consumers. But how accurate are the claims made by producers of these products? Reports suggest wet wipes are causing havoc for water authorities and costing Sydney households thousands of dollars. 

Blocked drains Sydney: Why tree roots are the silent drain destroyers

Blocked drains Sydney: Why tree roots are the silent drain destroyers

The easiest way to prevent a blocked drain is by being careful about what you put down your pipes. However, there is a silent drain destroyer that's lurking in your backyard.