Many people do not realize that what plants can damage your drains is directly related to what type of soil they grow in. This makes it very important to remove dead and dying plants as soon as possible to prevent water from flowing over the drainage system. Most plants are relatively easy to kill by hand, however there are some larger plants that will need to be dug up or removed with a shovel. The type of plants you have in your garden can determine if they pose a problem to your drains. Regularly Drainage Cleaning from Wilkinson Environmental can help.
For example, many herbs and flowers can break down into a fine, pulpy material that can plug the pipe or dissolve in water, which will cause a clog. Regularly Drainage Cleaning is a requirement under these circumstances.
Some types of soil are more resistant than others to decomposing. This means that certain plants may not need to be removed, while other plants could cause serious blockages. For example, in the kitchen or bathroom, certain types of greenery, such as ferns, clematis, and verbena can grow quite large, knotty roots that can soak up gallons of water each day. If you do not have these types of plants removing large drain roots could lead to serious damage to your sink and drain pipes. You should only consider removing mature plants or trees if you are sure they will not attempt to move to a new location in the near future.