Drains and Trees Don’t Always Mix

April 2, 2013

One of the most common causes of drain, pipe and sewer blockages is root invasion from nearby trees. If you live in an area with large or deep-rooted trees, or if you planning to plant a tree, it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your drains.

We can help in a number of different ways.

For example, knowing the location of all pipes and drains is an important first step in tree planting. By locating your drains, you can avoid immediate problems such as drain damage from digging. You can also prevent longer term problems by planting away from drains and sewers. We use the Rigid Navitrac II system to for drain location. This system uses a combination of technologies to locate and map pipes and drains on your property.

If you’re concerned about a possible drainage problem, we can conduct a drain inspection to identify any issues. Of course, drain inspections can also be used to perform planned maintenance, which may help you avoid future problems. Our high definition cameras with audio and recording capabilities allow us to find even minor blockages.

Of course, if you do have a blockage we can provide all the technology to help you fix it. This includes mechanical drain cleaners and high pressure water jetting.

And, if you’re experiencing a major problem, we can provide a same day emergency service.