If you have ever marvelled at a tiny plant struggling through a minute crack in a paving stone to find daylight, you already understand the vegetable power that can send roots questing into even the strongest and best constructed water pipes! Plants send leaves and branches upwards in search of sunshine and fresh air, and they send their roots downwards in search of three things:
And in your water pipes in the Southampton area, they sometimes find all three!
Ingress means to ‘come in’, so tree root ingress is easily understood as tree roots coming into a space in which they are not meant to be: in this case, your water pipes, whether they are bringing fresh water to your premises, or whisking away waste water. It is quite a wonderful sight – or at least it would be if it was not so annoying and potentially expensive to sort out! – to see a tightly enclosed water pipe filled from side to side with roots, all moulding themselves into the shape and curve of the pipe in order to fit. Gardeners will often see something similar when a plant becomes ‘pot-bound’ or basically uses up every inch of space in the pot with roots that expand into every corner, taking on the shape of the pot’s interior. Our drainage experts will remove these roots, and advise you on how best to ensure the problem does not recur, especially in Southampton’s balmy and plant-friendly climate.
While one or two roots sipping a small amount of water from a hairline crack in a pipe would not be too much of a problem, plants do not understand subtlety and will slip through a crack, and then grow, widening the breach, and allowing more and more roots to get at the water, feast on the nutrients in the waste water, or anchor themselves more firmly in and around the pipe. The pipe will fill up with more and more roots, until water is struggling to flow: with fresh incoming water trickling in painfully slowly and waste water backing up and taking far too long to clear – perhaps even causing minor flooding issues in your garden, or those of your immediate neighbours.
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Before needing to call our qualified and efficient tree root removal experts to your site, you can keep an eye on, and watch out for drain blockages around your Southampton home. Keeping them clear of small plants and grass is essential, and not allowing any big plants, like trees, to be placed closed to your drains or pipework. A root can begin life as small as a human hair, and grow to many inches thick. They can effortlessly breaking through ceramic or plastic pipework, and it can be easy to miss those early, crucial moments when you can simply pull out the plant and avert the problem.
If you have missed the warning signs, and notice a blockage forming close to thick plant growth, or a sturdy tree, do not try to remove it yourself. Once the roots are firmly grown into and around the pipes, they will hold tight to it, resisting your efforts to remove the root, and perhaps leading you to accidentally worsen any damage.
Our tree root ingress service is not only open to residential homeowners in Southampton, but commercial business owners that also may be in need of this service. We attend a vast amount of commercial properties including Hotels, Offices, Bars and Clubs, Factories to name a few.
Our No1PHD Southampton drainage experts have not only the expertise, but also the specialist tools to quickly and easily locate the accumulation of roots, gain access to the problem and strip out the roots – of any offending plants – and then repair or replace your pipes so you can get on with enjoying your life and your home once again! If you are in Southampton, call us today on 01425 208031 if you think tree root ingress (or, indeed, any drainage problems) might be an issue that you are suffering. We’ll solve your issues whether it’s a homeowner of business property. Call us now!
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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.