Stormwater Drain Clean Out in Kew
CCTV Inspection discovered tree roots in the pipes.
We dug down 1 metre to get close to the obstruction. There was no need to cut the tree down which in any case would’ve required permission from Boroondara City Council.
Instead, we cut up the roots of the tree which were close to the pipe. The roots will later regrow, but there will no longer be any break in the pipe for them to get through.
A snake auger risked damaging the PVC pipes if we cut close to the pipes. Then, if we only cut at the centre, silt could accumulate and cause repeated blockages.
So we used a 4300 PSI hydrojet cleaner to run an omnidirectional stream of water through the pipes. We are the drain cleaning experts after all!
After only 4 hours, the pipes looked as clean as new.
The pipe wasn’t old so we found a repair was definitely more cost-efficient for the customer than a replacement. In other incidences however we do recommend and replace your old clay pipes with PVC if broken or particularly aged.
For Drain Cleaning in Kew, Kew East or Surrounding Suburbs you can rely on SS Plumbing & Draincare.
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