A blocked stormwater drain can lead to huge issues when it comes to your plumbing. In fact, it could quite literally leave you in deep water. If the drain is blocked, it means when it rains, the water has nowhere to go. This turns your yard into a swimming pool in the process and can even cause damage to the structure of your home. It can turn into a serious problem very quickly, which is why you need to be aware of the signs to catch it early. Of course, you want to get on top of the problem before your home is at risk. Here are some signs your stormwater drain might be blocked and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Nothing quite says wet season like a blocked stormwater drain. If you have a blocked stormwater drain, it will most likely be noticeable during rain or a storm. Gutters, down pipes and stormwater pits all work together to collect the water and drain it. If this isn’t happening, then you have a problem. A clogged stormwater drain can cause water to flood into your home, ruining floors, ceilings and causing water damage. The most common way your drain will get blocked is through natural causes such as leaves, dirt debris and tree roots. The sole purpose of a stormwater drain is to offer a system to get rainwater back into the waterways without causing flooding in your home. A blocked system can cause big issues if left for a period of time.
Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your stormwater drain is blocked:
The best way to prevent a blocked stormwater drain is to ensure your garden is well maintained. Your gutters need to be cleared out on a regular basis, so all leaves, sticks, dirt and debris don’t accumulate and find their way into your drain. Here are some other ideas to help you out:
If you are already noticing signs that your stormwater drain isn’t working properly, then it is time to call the team at Zabs Plumbing. We can come and diagnose the problem right away, before clearing your drains and protecting your property. We can use high pressure to remove any sticks and debris that might be in the way, and have the right drain inspection equipment to get the job done quickly and smoothly. Remember, the key is to get on top of the problem before it becomes a much bigger one.