Discovering that you have a blocked stormwater drain on your property is not only inconvenient, it can also be dangerous. Stormwater drains are designed to help prevent your land and home from flooding during our fierce Australian storms, so if yours is blocked, you face the possibility of your home becoming flooded in the next storm. This can lead to a significant amount of damage in and around your home and is a dangerous situation for anyone involved. If your stormwater drain is blocked you need to get it sorted ASAP. Take a look here at our tops tips on what to do if your stormwater drain is blocked.
What Are The Signs That Your Stormwater Drains Are Blocked?
If your stormwater drain is blocked, you will likely experience some of the following:
- Water pooling in areas of your property
- Water gushing out of your downpipes or roof gutters
- Significant flooding in your property
- Water that drains slowly or doesn’t drain at all
- Flooded grates or an overflowing drain during rain
- Gurgling water sounds in or near your drain
- Overflowing gutters near your property
Call In A Professional To Help You Clear It Out
Calling in a professional to help you unblock your stormwater drain is a guaranteed way to ensure that your drains will be ready to take on the next storm. Professionals will be able to clear it out properly and if necessary, bring in specialised equipment to get any hard to clear blockages out. Professional drain cleaning experts will have access to high-pressure water jetters and electric eels which are capable of breaking up the clogs and dispersing the debris.
Clear Away Debris From The Outside
Often you will find that debris you have lying around your property such as leaves, sticks and other environmental matter will be the main reason that your stormwater drains are becoming blocked. If it is safe to do so, you can clear away the debris from the outer grates to help water flow freely through the drains.
Prevention Is Always Key
Prevention is always better than trying to find a solution on short notice when you realise that large amounts of water are pooling on your property. Once you have called in a professional to clear out your stormwater drains for you, you should take measures to ensure that it doesn’t happen again anytime soon. Basic routine cleaning such as clearing away debris on your property, picking up after your pets, picking up any litter that could wash into the drain and avoiding putting food or chemicals down the drain will go a long way towards preventing a blocked drain again.
Are You Dealing With A Blocked Stormwater Drain?
With storm season upon us, getting your drains unblocked before it storms again is important as blocked drains can cause a lot of damage to your property. If you’re currently dealing with a blocked stormwater drain and you need assistance getting it cleared up, get in touch with us today. Our team of experts will be able to assess your stormwater drains and get them all cleared out ASAP.