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How to remove roots from the sewer system

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

One of the most common reasons for blocked drainage is the ingress of roots from trees and plants into sewer pipes.

When a sewer system is very old, it’s not uncommon for small hairline cracks to form in the pipes and the connections between the pipes. Small cracks don’t normally cause a problem to the integrity of the system until they become much larger or until roots from surrounding greenery find their way through these cracks.

The smallest roots can infiltrate a sewer system if they find their way in and can quickly multiply and grow, further damaging the waste pipe system. If this is allowed to go on unmonitored a pipe can become blocked by these roots in a relatively short space of time.

If a pipe has become blocked by roots, a drainage company in London can use root cutters to trim the roots back to the internal diameter of the pipe, without the need for excavation. They can then insert a pipe liner into the pipe so that there is no way for the roots to get back into the drainage system again.

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