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Services We Offer
Drains and Sinks Unblocked
We'll identify and remove all blockages from drains and sinks Drainage - Drains & Sinks
Drain Mapping & Tracing
If you need to know where the drains are and where they go to, this is the service you need. Drainage - Mapping
Full Colour CCTV Surveys
Whatever the problem, the most appropriate solution can be determined via CCTV Surveying Service Drainage - CCTV
Power Jetting
The most effective way to rid pipes of deposits is high pressure water jetting Drainage - Jetting
Root Removal
Roots can be cut from the drain using Root Cutting equipment powered by high pressure water Drainage - Root removal
Streetworks Accredited Free No Obligation Estimates All Work Guaranteed 24HR Emergency CalloutTrained & Experienced Staff
Septic Tanks
New septic tank systems installed. Maintenance and replacement of existing septic systems. New domestic treatment plants. Drainage - Root removal
Gutter Cleaning
Cleaning both ground and high level gutting. Abacus can clear any debris from your guttering and hard to reach surfaces.Drainage - Root removal
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Drainage - Root Removal

Tree roots are an ongoing bane to householders. Whether it is growing on your property or a neightbours, it could join the ranks of trees that have brought a domestic drainage system to a crashing halt. Where the ground has been disturbed and refilled (such as when laying drains) it is easier for roots to grow along. This means that roots are likely to grow along the pipe. Because they are sensitive to moisture, the roots are attracted anyway by condensation naturally occuring on the outside walls of the drain pipe.

Because roots are attracted to the drains anyway, and are likely to then follow the run of the drain, any minor breaks in the drain will quickly be attacked by the thirsty roots. The fact is that waste water from your home contains all sorts of things that the tree will consider nutritious, so leaks will be akin to drops of blood in shark infested water.

If your drains are blocked, then you are likely to find that roots have forced their way into the drain system through the pipe joins or through the walls of inspection chambers. Occasionally, they can make use of existing cracks or fractures in the walls of the pipes, and in some cases actually cause the breakage in the first place. Should you have pitch fibre pipes, then you can find that the tree roots will dig their way straight through as the fibre deteriorates.

Once inside the pipe work, roots not only grow and grow in the rich environment but they will also catch any solids or debris in the drain. This accumulates and inevitably leads to a blockage in the drain. Wherever the roots have broken into the pipe, either through factures or breaching the joints, you will get leakage into the soil surrounding the drain. The soil may not support the pipe correctly leading to movement and further damage to the drain or joints. More damage means more water leaking out of the drain and attracting further roots.

Of course, in the worst case scenario, severe leakage from drains can cause or contribute to subsidence. Saturation of the sub-soil can cause significant damage to surrounding structures. This is generally only a real problem where there is a pre-existing problem or a leak is ignore for some considerable time.


Services we offer accross Devon and Cornwall include:

Drains and Sinks Unblocked | Drain Mapping & Tracing | Blocked Drain Clearance | Full Colour CCTV Surveys | Power Jetting | Free No Obligation Estimates | Root Removal
- Root Removal  - Streetworks Accredited - 24hr Emergency Callout Trained & Experienced Staff
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