Trees are another important thing to keep on top of in winter. Before you know it it will be spring and they will start growing like mad again.

Tree roots, particularly on properties in the Hutt Valley, are one of the top causes of pipe breakages. Their roots naturally grow toward sewer lines because of the water, nutrients and oxygen they hold. When a root finds a leak, it will quickly grow into the pipe and inhibit the flow of waste, causing blockages, broken pipes and other serious headaches.

Leslie Drain Clearing has an electric eel that is good for snipping away any offending roots, nipping them in the bud, so to speak, before they cause any problems. If you think you have any trees planted near your drains then we’d highly recommend you consider this! It’s way cheaper to send the eel down than it is to have to dig up pipes and replace them.

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