HOW DOES THE STORMWATER SYSTEM WORK IN SYDNEY
Stormwater is the water that flows off of driveways, roads, and other paved surfaces after it has rained. This water can lead to flooding and make the water unsafe to drink. A bad system for draining rainwater can also cause problems like:
- Building damage from water
- When sediment builds up in waterways, it can block the flow of water and kill aquatic life.
- Costs for treating wastewater have gone up.
The extra water flows into the stormwater pit in Sydney, which collects and stores it. It slowly gets rid of itself through drainage pipes. Runoff from rain can also be caught in soak wells. The water slowly seeps into the ground.
We set up soak wells and stormwater pit in Sydney keep them in good shape. We have licenced plumbers in Sydney who can do the job right the first time. We can help you with stormwater pits installation on your Sydney property, whether it’s a home or a business.
WHAT CAUSES BLOCKAGES IN STORMWATER PITS IN SYDNEY?
Here are some reasons why stormwater pipes can get clogged:
Roots from plants and trees are the main cause of clogged stormwater pipes in Sydney. Roots look for water sources during the long, dry winters and the hot summers and they often end up in the drainage system. They can grow in the drains for months or even years before anyone notices there is a problem.
We suggest having a CCTV drain camera look at your stormwater system once a year to make sure it doesn’t get damaged when it rains a lot.
DAMAGED STORMWATER PIPES
Broken or crushed storm water pipes are the second most common cause of clogs. Since stormwater drainage isn’t laid very deeply in the ground, it’s possible that the pipes could break as the ground compacts and cars drive over them. This makes it harder for water to get out and can cause storm drains to get clogged.
This includes things from the garden like leaves, dirt, sand, sticks, small rocks, bark, and mulch. Most of the time, water picks up whatever is in its way and carries it down grates and pipes. This is especially true when storms hit. There, these things will build up and cause a blockage over time.
It’s a good idea to check your stormwater drains after a lot of rain. This is so that things from the environment don’t build up in your drains and cause a blockage.
RUBBISH AND DEBRIS
If you don’t throw away your trash properly, it will pile up and block the flow of storm water. The rain can carry trash that is lying around outside into your stormwater pipes, which can clog them.
NOT THE RIGHT CONNECTION
If your stormwater pipes aren’t connected the right way, your stormwater drains will always be clogged. If you find that the stormwater pipe on your property is not connected properly, call Prolific Plumbing anytime, we’re here to help!
A lot of the time, stormwater pipes don’t connect to anything and just end in the ground, which can cause clogs. Stormwater pipes have sometimes even been hooked up to the sewer, which is illegal and needs to be fixed right away by a plumbing and drainage expert.