1. Tree Roots in Drains
Tree roots thrive in the warm, moist, nutrient rich atmosphere above the water surface inside sewer drains. The flow of warm water inside the sewer pipe causes water vapour to escape in to the cold soil surrounding the pipe. Tree roots are attracted to the water vapour leaving the pipe and they follow the vapour trail to the source of the moisture, which is usually a crack or loose joint in the sewer pipe. Upon reaching the defect, tree roots will penetrate the opening to reach the nutrients and moisture inside.
Once inside the pipe, tree roots will continue to grow and if not disturbed, they will completely fill the pipe with multiple hair-like root masses at each point of entry. The root mass inside the pipe becomes matted with grease, tissue paper, and other debris discharged from the residence or business. As roots continue to grow, they expand and exert considerable pressure at the crack or joint where they entered the pipe. The force exerted by the root growth can break the pipe and may result in total collapsing of the Drain.
2. Grease Build Up
We have found that a number of sewer line blockages are caused by grease. Over time, large quantities of grease flowing through the drain builds up on the walls of the pipeline. These deposits clog the pipe entirely when the grease cools and goes hard while it's flowing down the drain.
Grease is normally the result of cooking by-products. The Best way to stop and prevent grease blockages is by using Grease Release
3. Foreign Objects
We've seen it all! Anything you can imagine has usually found it's way somehow into a drain, the list is basically endless. We have been dealing with stuck objects in drains for years, we have invented all sorts of contraptions to deal with these issues.
The Best way to deal with foreign objects in your drain... Call Us, it's what we do.