How Do I Tell If My Stormwater Drain Is Blocked?
So, you think your stormwater or sewer drain may be blocked, or something may be happening to alert you to a potential drainage problem. How can you be sure? Find out below!
If you suspect a blocked stormwater drain or sewer drain issue on your property, it will need to be identified and addressed promptly to prevent any flooding.
The drainage points around your backyard and your home’s guttering play an essential role in the stormwater management system within your community as well as your property. This means they need to be regularly maintained!
Mostly, you will only notice your stormwater drain is blocked when it rains or storms. Stormwater drains are designed to handle large amounts of water; however, if something restricts the water flow, you will find they will quickly begin to overflow. Common signs of a blocked stormwater drain are water flooding into or onto your property, water gushing from your downpipes or loud gurgling sounds coming from your gutters.
Another common sign of a sewer blockage include the shower drain, sinks and toilet in your home may present with gurgling sounds, or begin to overflow. Gurgling is caused when something is preventing water or air from flowing through your drains. As the water slowly travels through your drains, air bubbles begin to form and create a gurgling sound. If you notice any of these things, you need to call Plan B Plumbing immediately on 1300 075 262.
The most common cause of blocked stormwater drains is a buildup of debris. If your stormwater drains are neglected, debris can build up, and it only takes one day of wild weather to push it over the edge, becoming blocked and beginning to overflow. This debris can include leaves, dirt, soil and sediment. If left unattended, all these pieces of debris can cause a blocked drain.
Our licensed Plan B Plumbing plumbers can safely remove debris from your gutters and downpipes as well as unblock your stormwater drain or sewer drain.
We can do this quickly and efficiently using a jetting machine or sewer snake! Once your drains are clean, the team at Plan B Plumbing can inspect the drains with our CCTV drain camera and let you know if any damages to the drains are present.
When it comes to plumbers, finding one you can trust can be a stressful task. Based in Oakleigh and servicing South Oakleigh, Chadstone, East Malvern, Glen Iris and surrounding suburbs, Plan B Plumbing Solutions are well known and trusted, already having made a name for themselves as an industry leader.