Blocked stormwater drains can cause serious issues and lead to expensive property damage if not tended to quickly.
Your stormwater drain is an important component of your overall drainage infrastructure. It collects all the rainwater from your roof and gutters, as well as general run-off in your yard. If you have a blocked stormwater drain you should always call in a professional such as Hilton Plumbing.
There are many reasons for blocked stormwater drains. The most common ones are the build-up of leaves, silt, tree roots, and mud. They enter your pipe network and stop the flow of water. The stormwater system is complex and trying to clear a blocked drain on your own will take a lot of time and effort, especially if you don’t have the right tools and experience. That’s why you should leave the task to professionals.
As a property owner, you can prevent or minimise the damage to your stormwater drains. These preventive measures can keep your stormwater system clear and help avoid future blockages from happening, especially when the maintenance is carried out regularly.
Remove debris from downpipes and gutters
It is important to remove sticks, dirt, and leaves from your stormwater system. You should check and clean, if needed, the downpipes and gutters once a month.
Flush out small blockages with a hose
Before the blockage becomes a major problem, flush it out with your water hose.
Install gutter guards You can prevent sticks, leaves, and other debris from entering the stormwater drain system with the use of gutter guards.
If you find any blockage that you can’t fix on your own, contact Hilton Plumbing right away. You should also contact us if you find water to start pooling around your drains or slow draining pits. Blocked stormwater drains should be fixed as soon as possible to prevent more expensive repairs in the long run.
You should consider a blocked stormwater drain as an emergency. If you see signs of a blocked drain, you can limit the potential damage to your property and the environment by contacting a professional plumber right away. At Hilton Plumbing we provide an emergency service 24/7 when needed. Contact us today for any issues you’re experiencing with blocked stormwater drains.
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