Blocked pipes can be costly to repair and replace, particularly when the pipes have suffered a lot of damage from tree roots. If tree roots have spread throughout the pipes, entire lines of piping may need to be replaced. If you notice water bubbling from your lawn, or any outside ground area, chances are you have a submerged pipe that is damaged.

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Once roots have broken into a pipeline, they will simply keep growing and spreading, which could lead to a blockage of the whole pipe. If there are tree roots threatening to break into your pipes, or already have, then it is recommended that the trees are removed or having the pipe repaired/replaced with something stronger.

Do not hesitate to call us if you are concerned about your underground pipes and any concern that they might be blocked.


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    Frequently asked questions

    What causes storm pipes to become blocked?

    Answer: Blocked storm pipes can occur due to a buildup of debris, leaves, dirt, and even tree roots that enter the pipes over time. Heavy rainfall can exacerbate the issue by washing down additional debris.

    How can I identify if my storm pipes are blocked?

    Signs of blocked storm pipes include water pooling around downpipes during rain, slow drainage, or even water overflowing from gutters. Unpleasant odors or gurgling sounds may also indicate a blockage.

    Can I attempt to clear a blocked storm pipe myself?

    While some minor blockages can be cleared with basic tools, it’s recommended to seek professional help. DIY attempts can sometimes worsen the situation or damage the pipes. A professional plumber has the expertise and tools to clear blockages effectively.

    What can happen if a blocked storm pipe is not addressed?

    Ignoring a blocked storm pipe can lead to water damage, flooding, and erosion around your property. It can also put additional strain on your plumbing system, causing further issues over time.

    How to unblock a blocked storm pipes?

    Our expert plumbers use advanced tools and techniques to identify and clear blockages in storm pipes efficiently. We make sure that your drainage system is working optimally, whilst preventing potential damage and providing you with peace of mind.

    Will clearing a blocked storm pipe require digging up my yard?

    Not necessarily. Our plumbers employ non-invasive methods whenever possible, such as using specialised equipment to access and clear blockages without causing extensive disruption to your property.

    How can I prevent future blocked storm pipes?

    Regular maintenance, such as clearing gutters and removing debris, can help prevent blockages. Installing leaf guards and scheduling periodic professional inspections can also minimize the risk of blocked storm pipes.