Stormwater refers to any rain that runs off your roof, driveway, or pathways. Your stormwater system ensures that the stormwater is properly managed and removed to avoid flooding and other problems. It consists of a gutter, and downpipe, and a series of ground pipes that transport the water away.
When stormwater drains are working properly, we rarely even think about them. However, blocked or damaged stormwater drains Brisbane can cause significant problems, particularly after heavy rainfall, but even during dry weather.
Some of the most common causes of blocked stormwater drains include:
- Tree roots penetrating and growing through the pipes
- Leaves accumulating in the stormwater system
- Dirt, mud, and debris in the system
During dry weather, it can be difficult to tell whether your stormwater drains are working properly. Some warning signs to look out for include:
- Foul smells around the stormwater drain connection
- Gurgling sounds
- Slow drainage
If you notice any of these symptoms, we highly recommend calling an experienced plumber immediately, as blocked stormwater drains can cause significant structural damage to your property if left untreated.
Blockages in stormwater drains tend to be much tougher than blockages inside your home. Therefore, using a plunger, vinegar, or chemicals to try to clear it is unlikely to be effective. Furthermore, pouring chemicals down the stormwater drain often makes the problem worse.
You can help to prevent problems with stormwater drains by keeping your gardens well maintained, and cleaning out your gutters regularly.
If you are experiencing issues, or suspect that there may be a problem with your stormwater drain Brisbane, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
Our team is highly experienced in diagnosing and fixing stormwater drain blockages and breakages. Furthermore, we understand the importance of acting fast, so we will tend to your stormwater drain quickly before it can cause further damage. We will leave the area clean, tidy, and sanitary once the work is complete.
If you think that there may be an issue with your stormwater drain, Brisbane, call us today, to have it fixed as soon as possible.