With spring finally upon us, gardens around Australia are beginning to bloom, grow and become beautiful again. What many Australians don’t realise is that extensive growth above ground in your garden at this time of year also means an increase in size of the below ground root system of your plants. The underground root networks common to large trees and shrubs in your garden have the potential to cause unknown and serious damage to the outdoor drain network of your property.

Blocked drains in your backyard

Root networks can grow into pipes and cause blockages, obstructions and damage over time, leading to expensive and potentially invasive repair work on your backyard. So what can you do if you suspect a blockage in your backyard? Call Sydney Blocked Drains today for timely and cost effective drain repair work that will get the job done without damaging your backyard or hip pocket. At Sydney Blocked Drains, we are firm believers of the old adage “prevention is better than a cure”. So although we are experts at removing obstructions and fixing both indoor and outdoor drains, Sydney Blocked Drains will also work with you to prevent any further drainage problems from occurring on your property in the future.

Why do tree roots seek out pipes?

A tree root can grow out of control extremely quickly, and will naturally seek sources of water to feed the growing bush or tree it is supporting. Pipes and sewer drains are easy sources of water for root networks, which is why outdoor sewer networks can unknowingly become a target of a rapidly growing root system. Identify trees in your yard and be aware of where your sewer pipes are as an easy way to prevent damage to your outdoor plumbing. An annual check up of your outdoor drains in spring each year is also highly recommended to ensure that no plants have encroached on your sewer network and caused any damage or potential obstructions.

So how can you tell if your outdoor sewer drains are blocked?

Some common symptoms include:

– A musty, dank or sulphurous (rotten egg like) smell in and around the area

– Toilets that aren’t flushing properly

– Water coming up the shower drain or other low drainage areas after flushing the toilet.

Blocked sewer drains are a serious health hazard to you and your family, and should be fixed and repaired as quickly as possible. Without timely repair, a blocked sewer will not only cause damage to your property, but can also damage neighbouring properties and the wider street area.
Don’t panic or make yourself extremely unpopular with your neighbours! Call Sydney Blocked Drains for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week rapid response to blocked drain emergencies in the wider Sydney metropolitan area. Our expert team of qualified drain technician plumbers are on hand to handle any of your outdoor blocked drain concerns. Trust the professionals at Sydney Blocked Drains to get the job done on time, every time, with no fuss or mess left for you to deal with. We treat your house like our home, and can’t wait to help you today.