Is Your Stormwater Drain Blocked?
Has your stormwater drain been draining slowly? Or maybe it’s begun backing up and overflowing? Looks like you’ve got a blocked stormwater drain.
At Metropolitan Plumbing, unblocking stormwater pipes is one of our specialties.
It’s essential that your stormwater drains always flow freely, particularly during heavy rain. They collect dirt and garden waste, leaves and foliage, and other garden debris, that will eventually create a blockage. It can be particularly difficult to shift when the build-up becomes too expansive.
Plus, blockages will leave you susceptible to flooding and water damage when anything goes wrong.
At Metropolitan Plumbing we are your blocked drain experts and can pinpoint the location and cause of your drain blockage. We can have it cleaned and cleared with the use of our CCTV camera technology or high-pressure water jetting.
If your pipework has been damaged or has collapsed, our skilled plumbers will be able to repair or replace your pipes.
From tree roots to dirt and sludge, our expert team have seen it all. Contact us today for help.
What is a Stormwater Drain?
A stormwater drain is a crucial part of your property’s drainage system.
It’s responsible for collecting rainwater from your roof, driveway and yard and directing it away from your house.
Usually, you’ll find these stormwater pipes drains near the base of your home or along the edges of your property. Your gutters and downpipes are also part of this stormwater drainage system.
Stormwater drains help prevent water pooling around your house or on your roof, which could lead to flooding or water damage.
Keeping these drains clear and well-maintained is essential to ensure they function properly and protect your home during storms and heavy rainfall.
What Causes Blocked Stormwater Drains?
Have you ever wondered what causes a blocked stormwater drainage system?
Well, there are several common culprits behind this frustrating issue. When you experience excessive water flow during heavy rain, you find quickly find out if your stormwater channels are clear.
One major factor is the accumulation of leaves, twigs, and debris that get washed into the drains during heavy rains. These materials can clog the openings and prevent water from flowing freely.
Another common cause is the build up of dirt, sand, and silt over time, especially in areas with poor drainage systems. This includes tree branches and other garden debris build up. As these sediments settle in the drains, they create blockages that hinder the smooth passage of stormwater.
Additionally, trash and litter tossed onto streets and sidewalks can make their way into storm drains during rainfall, causing blockages and potentially leading to flooding during heavy downpours.
In some cases, tree roots can also infiltrate stormwater pipes, causing obstructions and further aggravating the problem.
Knowing these common causes can help us take preventive measures to ensure our stormwater drainage system stays clear and functions efficiently, reducing the risk of flooding and water damage during rainy seasons.