There are many different things that can lead to a blocked drain on your property, including leaves and tree roots. Natural debris such as leaves are in fact one of the most common reasons for a blocked drain. They can gather over time and become quite dense with water, causing an obstacle in your drain. At the same time, tree roots can grow quite rapidly making their way through the ground and into your pipes without you noticing. The damp environment inside is the perfect place for them to thrive, and before you know it, they are multiplying and affecting the flow of water running through your drain.
Over time, dirt and leaves can also collect and cause a bigger problem, creating severe blockages. The key is catching it early enough to get the problem fixed before it does permanent damage that becomes a lot more costly over time. There are a number of different signs you can look out for that will indicate if leaves or tree roots are blocking your drains.
If you are worried about leaves and tree roots causing blockages in your drains, there are steps you can take to prevent it. Start by regularly clearing out your gutters of leaves and other debris to avoid them making their way down into your pipes. It’s also important to ensure regular maintenance on your drains and pipes to detect any blockages early and get to them before they become much bigger problems. Other tips include:
How To Fix It?
The most important thing is to correctly diagnose the problem. If you suspect there are leaves or tree roots blocking your drains, then the team at Zabs Plumbing can help you out. We can use a cctv drain camera to inspect your pipes and determine what the issue is and work out from there what the best course of action will be to unplug your drains.
If you have any concerns at all it is better to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to a drainage block. Getting to the problem sooner can save you both time and money in the long run.