Root Cutting

Root Cutting (Domestic and Commercial)

Roots can cause problems in drains. They grow through small gaps in pipes and protrude further into the drain causing them to get blocked or worse, split and burst. If you suspect you have roots growing in your drain, get in touch.

How Do I Know if Roots Are Blocking My Drains?

  • Foul smells coming from your drains
  • Gurgling noises
  • Slow-emptying drains
  • Low water pressure
  • A toilet that is backed up or blocked

If you experience any of these issues, get in touch so that we can carry out a CCTV survey and get this sorted.

Our Method to Clear Roots from Drains

We cut roots with expert root cutting equipment which combines blades with jet washing to get your pipes clear. A rotating nozzle is used to cut away and clear tough roots. With our trusty jet washing service, your drains will be cleared in no time.

Our team has dealt with many pesky roots damaging pipes and can be on your property to sort this out in no time. Ring us on 01243 671359.

Who is Responsible for Tree Root Damage to Drains?

The homeowner is responsible for this type of damage as this damage occurs on the property. Unfortunately, nature can be a tricky beast. If you have damage caused by roots in your drain, get in touch with us today.

Will Roots Grow Back?

This can be likely, cutting roots back might help them grow in another direction but this is not guaranteed. Patch lining can prevent roots from entering the pipes again.

Pipe Relining

We can re-line pipes where damage is minimal so your property can quickly get back to its normal functioning. This can be done without any excavation so it’s a simple job and does not cause much or any disruption.

24/7 Callout

Our business is modelled around a 24/7 callout service so whenever roots grow into your pipes at your property – whether that’s late at night or over the weekend – we’ll be there.

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Root Cutting Prices

How Much Does it Cost to Remove Roots from Drains?

We can’t provide a set price for root cutting as it depends on the size of the job and how long it takes. Get in touch as soon as you suspect roots might be growing into your drains and causing an issue.

If you need professional root cutting services that you can rely on, call us on 01243 671359 to book a site visit. We are also happy to discuss our other services.

24 Hour Service

At any time, day or night, 365 days of the year.

Contact us now and one of our drainage experts will be right with you, no matter what time of day.

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