Removing Root Ingress in Your Drainage System

One of the most common causes of drainage problems is tree root ingress, where tree roots grow inside your drainage system. This can cause a number of blockages and even cracked pipes if left untreated.

At Proseptic, we offer professional root cutting services to help remove roots from your drainage system. With years of experience and state of the art equipment, our team can effectively remove root ingress in your drainage system without causing any further damage.

Common Signs of Root Ingress

If your drainage system is blocked, it can be difficult to know that tree roots are the culprit. One sign that you require tree root cutting is slow drainage in your home. If your sink or bath is taking longer than normal to drain, this could be a sign of root ingress as the root obstructs the smooth flow of wastewater.

In addition, you may also start to see boggy areas or even sinkholes occurring in your garden. Where your drains have burst under the pressure of the tree roots, the wastewater then seeps into the ground around it causing muddy, soggy areas of ground. If wastewater is leaking into the surrounding areas, there may also be a smell which will help you diagnose the problem.

CCTV Drain Surveys When Removing Tree Roots from Drains

Undertaking a CCTV drainage survey is a really effective way to diagnose and treat root ingress and undertake root cutting. The waterproof cameras are fed through your system, showing our expert technicians the extent of the root ingress. From this, we are able to recommend the best solution.

Should you need to claim for the damages on your home insurance, this footage can prove instrumental in supporting your claim.

Treating Tree Root Drain Blockages

When addressing tree roots in drains, there are a number of solutions we take depending on the severity of the ingress.

High-Pressure Jetting

If the roots have not yet broken through the pipe, flailing equipment can be used to detach the roots from the pipe. The flailing equipment uses high-powered water jetting to effectively remove roots without damaging the pipe. Once the tree roots have been removed from your drain, a structural lining may be installed to help prevent the same issue occurring in the future.

Pipe Removal

In more severe cases, cutting the roots away may prove impossible in which case a full removal of the damaged section of pipe may be required. Our team would excavate the pipe and replace this section with fresh pipework.

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No obligation root ingress advice

  • If you have any questions about the process of removing tree roots from drains, please get in touch. Our friendly, expert team are always happy to share our expertise to help you make the right decisions.

Expert engineers

  • CCTV drainage surveys and the removal of root ingress are carried out by our team of highly experienced engineers. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is why most of our work actually comes from client referrals.

What you can expect from Proseptic

  • Our customers are more than a sales opportunity. We want your sewage treatment system to work for you. Therefore, we deliver all septic tank replacements with longevity, quality and efficiency with minimal hassle.
  • We endeavour to explain all sewage treatment options to you. Therefore you can feel confident and make an informed decision, armed with all the information available.