Drain blocked with mud?
Your home’s outside drains serve an extremely important purpose – ensuring water moves away from your property in the case of heavy rainfall. This prevents any damage or flooding occurring, and protects your home and your neighbourhood.
These outdoor drains often have significant amounts of debris going down the pipes which can eventually clog up and prevent water flowing into the sewers. The most common cause of a blocked outdoor drain is the build-up of organic matter, meaning outdoor drains blocked with mud, leaves, sticks or foreign objects.
If you suspect your outdoor drain is clogged with mud, it is essential for the safety of your home, family and neighbourhood that the problem is dealt with swiftly and professionally.
Mud in drain pipes?
To identify whether there is mud in your drain, pay attention to whether there are pools of water appearing around your house or yard after rain. If there is, it’s likely that your outdoor storm drain is blocked by debris, often mud, meaning the excess rainwater is unable to drain away from your home.
If left untreated, the blocked outdoor drain can overflow, resulting in sewerage or other debris congregating outside your home.
If the rainwater is unable to move down the drain, the water will become stagnant and attract pests, or cause flooding depending on the severity of the storm.
Fix your drain
Once the outside drain becomes blocked with mud, it’s unlikely to unclog on its own. The situation is likely to worsen over time as additional debris attaches to the mud and forms a bigger and more difficult blockage. The longer the drain is left clogged the more costly the excavation will become, so if you think your outside drain is blocked with mud, it’s time to call the professionals.
DrainPro plumbers are professional drainage technicians with extensive experience removing mud in drains and clearing the debris that is clogging the rainwater drains. The process involves Drainpro technicians using CCTV camera technology to locate the source blockage caused by the mud and then use high pressure hydro jets to dislodge hard-to-access blockages.