Posts Tagged ‘sewer blockage’

Why the Hills Weeping Fig can make you cry

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The Hills weeping fig (ficus microcarpar var.) is a beautiful tree,  in some cases  a shady archway for many streets in our Sydney Eastern suburbs.

But why are the residents of these streets pulling out their hair? (more…)

Vaporooter Guarantee

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Blocked drains are a major problem – any way you look at it!

Tree root invasion of sewer lines is a common cause of such blockages — BUT, when left unattended, tree roots will cause major damage to your sewer pipes (which, as you might imagine, can be far more troublesome than just any old blockage and the resulting sewerage backflow).

Replacing broken or collapsed sewer pipes can be a VERY expensive exercise …

Thankfully, there is a solution! … (but it’s NOT just a case of removing the tree roots).

The best answer we know of (and use ourselves) is Sanafoam Vaporooter. When applied to sewer lines correctly, the foam coats the interior of the affected pipes, seeping through any fine cracks which may have been created by the invading tree roots, and killing off any roots it comes in contact with. Vaporooter is so effective, that we guarantee the results for 12 months

Vaporooter: The BEST solution for tree roots in sewers

Vaporooter: The BEST solution for tree roots in sewers

Symptoms of a Blocked Drain

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

As Easter approaches and we get together with our family and friends, keep an eye out for some of those vital symptoms that indicate you have a slow or blocked drain.

Make it a holiday break  to remember for the right reasons,  rather than needing to call an emergency plumber to rescue you and your family from a sewer blockage.

Keep an eye out for;

The excessive rise or fall of the water level in your toilet. We call it syphoning, and it comes with a Glug Glug Glug

Slow draining water or ankle deep water in the shower or bath.

Swarms of small flies  or sewer flies around smelly drains

Your kitchen sink, waste disposal unit or dishwasher are slow to drain.

Toilet paper or dirty water around your sewer surcharge gully in the garden or yard.

Dirty water leaking from a retaining wall or garden bed that conceals sewer pipes.

These are signs of a blockage, and your pipes have been trying to tell you, that all isn’t well.

When the extra guests arrive you will know.

So have a look around you home for the symptoms and please do not ignore them.

Have a peaceful Easter

I hope the Easter Bunny comes!