Sick of having to clear your drains of tree roots every couple of months? What if you could get rid of those roots once and for all!
You have probably heard stories of tree roots invading sewerage lines so severely that they cause the pipes to crack and break. Most plumbers will only be able to clear the pipes of roots by using a drain cleaning machine, but this needs to be done every 3-4 months. But now, with specialised herbicide treatment, we have a more permanent solution for you – without damaging your plants and pipes!
What you did not know about tree roots:
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Service Today are accredited Vaporooter Australia applicators, which means that our skilled specialists will use long-term solutions to clear your drains of tree roots!
Some of the many advantages of Vaporooter:
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Vaporooter is a long-term solution to unblocking tree roots from pipes that has been used for over 40 years.
In the form of a foam, Vaporooter is a combination of root control herbicides that aren’t harmful to the above plant life.
Vaporooter is more cost effective than other maintenance methods and can prevent regrowth for up to 3 years.
With Vaporooter, there is no need to dig up your drain to get to the problem, minimising disruption to your garden and home.
If you’ve got some pesky blocked drains and you’re sick of having to constantly call for help, Service Today has exactly what you need. We have Vaporooter specialists driving near you in your local area, 100% prepared to get rid of those tree roots in your pipes once and for all – without harming your pipes, your plants or your land.
The treatment is applied 8 weeks after clearing a blockage caused by tree roots. Vaporooter will allow you to retreat the line in 12 months without having to respond to an emergency blockage or overflowing sewer. After the roots die, they become septic and soft. This allows ground pressure to close the cracks created by the expanded roots and helps reduce both infiltration and exfiltration. The root mass usually enters at the top of the pipe, forming a vale or tail type structure to capture the nutrients that the tree feeds on. For this reason foam is used to carry the main ingredients, Metham Sodium (killing agent) and Dichlobenil (pre-emergent herbicide), to the root mass at the top of the pipe. This process will ensure the pipe is full of foam and the roots have come into good contact with the foam.
A root growth inhibitor attaches to the surface-active organic materials to inhibit further root cell division or growth for approximately three years. Dichlobenil contains Bentonite clay, that is commonly used to plug up dams. This superfine clay seeps into the cracks and joints in the pipe and repairs the pipe reducing infiltration and exfiltration.
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A herbicide treatment pumped a foam into your sewer to keep root growth out of the pipes
Yes, Vaparooter has a herbicide that will destroy all roots it comes in contact with.
Yes with repeated annual applications the roots will stop entering the pipe
Vaparooter has a root growth inhibitor (Dichlobenil 50W) that attaches to organic material and sterilises the soil where the roots enter the pipe.
No, Vaparooter is applied with a Mini Foamer machine by a licensed applicator. The machine generates the foam and pumps it into the sewer. The applicator is trained to ensure the pipes are completely filled with the foam to ensure good contact with the roots.
Yes the foam holds the Vaparooter in place and the wastewater flows under the foam
The application process takes less than one hour but depends largely on the length of the pipes.
Vaparooter begins destroying the root immediately. The roots in the pipe, in the pipe wall and just outside the pipe, rot and drop off into the flow. This allows ground pressure to assist closing the cracks and gaps in the pipe caused by the root growth
When roots are cut out with an electric eel or jetter while clearing a blockage the roots respond very quickly by “bleeding” a sap that assists healing and regrowth. This retards the intake of any chemical for a period of days. When the “bleeding” stops, nutrients start traveling up the root system, promoting growth. After 6-8 weeks fine white root stems have formed that absorb the Vaparooter herbicide very efficiently maximising the effectiveness of the Vaparooter process.
Once trees have entered your sewer line you unfortunately have an ongoing problem. Usually sewer blockages occur when the plumbing system is being heavily used. When there are a lot of people at home like school holidays and Christmas. This will result in inconvenience and a costly call out fee to a plumber. Not only that, while you are waiting for the pipe to block, the roots are busy damaging and splitting your pipes open further.
The process of clearing a sewer pie, particularly with a rodding machine is an abrasive action on your sewer pipes. While essential to clear a blockage this process can deteriorate the condition of the pipe when ripping and cutting the roots. Each time the plumber clears the roots out of your sewer the plant responds by growing thicker and more vigorously, just like pruning a hedge. This thick growth opens the cracks and joins where the roots enter the pipe. This allows more sewerage to contaminate your soil and attracts more roots into the sewer pipe to enjoy the warm and nutrient rich environment you sewer offers. This reduced the time period between each blockage.