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    Tree roots stuck in drain pipe

    Drainage Specialists

    How do you remove tree roots from a drain pipe? Can I do this by myself or is it too risky/difficult? Will I need to add some kind of treatment afterwards to make sure the issue won’t keep repeating?

    Asked by Christian on 22nd Apr 2021
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    Full flow restored drainage solutions

    "Hi you will not be able to it remove yourself. You will need specialist equipment i.e. a picote or Spartan machine 300 or 1025 or root cutter of main jet. Then you will need to patch repair displaced joints to stop further ingress with CCTV survey I just carried out a root cutting job using a warthog jetting nozzle hope this information is useful kind regards full flow restored drainage solutions"

    Answered on 24th Apr 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Digger Driver

    "More than likely the pipe will need cutting and the root removed, then the pipe re-joined, pretty straight forward if you have the correct tools"

    Answered on 23rd Apr 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Overflow drainage solutions

    "Hi there

    You would require a cctv to assess the impact of the roots to the pipe. Then you can cut these out with high pressure jetting or specialist machine. Once all removed you can resin liner over the area of ingress

    Thanks
    Sean
    Overflow Drainage"

    Answered on 23rd Apr 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    TT Drainage and Plumbing Services Ltd

    "It all depends on how bad the root ingress is, as you wont be able to remove them yourself unless you have a root cutter power by a high pressure water jetter, and then you need to make sure no pipes have been moled through the drain line by using a cctv system, if the roots are to thick the only way of removal is to replace the drain line. sorry this is not a DIY job and will need to be carried out by a company with the right equipment who know what they are doing"

    Answered on 23rd Apr 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Adams D .C LTD

    "They will need to be removed by high pressure water jetting with root cutting tool on jet machine"

    Answered on 23rd Apr 2021 - Member since Jun 2019 - report

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