Most people don’t tend to think about their stormwater drain system, and for good reason. When severe storm events occur, rainwater drains are often forced to their maximum capacity. Learn about how you can properly maintain your stormwater drain systems.
While an inexpensive store bought drain cleaner may seem like a fast solution to your blocked drain, there is a risk that the problem only gets worse. Chemical drain cleaners have the potential to cause a number of issues inside your pipes, and cost you more money in the long run.
Pipe problems can be a matter of ‘out of sight, out of mind’, particularly when it comes to pipes running under concrete slabs. These are completely inaccessible form the surface, which means that by the time a problem becomes obvious, a significant amount of damage has already been done.
Your home’s storm water drain is there to direct water runoff away from your property in the event of heavy rainfall. The system typically involves a downpipe running from your roof to a series of underground pipes, which funnel excess water into street gutters.
Is your bathtub not draining, or draining slowly? It’s likely that you have a clogged drain. This might seem like a small issue at first, but if the issue isn’t fixed, a clogged bathtub can cause problems to both your health and the structural elements of your home.
As drainage specialists, this is something we hear all too often. The fact is, there’s no single, catch-all solution for fixing a blocked sewage system. The cause, location and severity of the blockage all play into how the problem should be dealt with.