Blocked Stormwater Drains Overflowing?
Particularly after a storm or heavy rain, you may notice your storm water drains blocked or struggling to cope. Your stormwater infrastructure is designed to deal with an excessive amount of water, so if you notice …
- Water collecting, pooling or flooding around your property
- Drains not clearing water or draining slowly
- Water escaping from your downpipes or gutters
- Strange gurgling sounds from your drains …
… then you need to look into how to unblock stormwater drain infrastructure at your property today to avoid further problems and water damage!
Get your Stormwater Drains Cleared!
It’s a very common problem. But a blocked stormwater drain is also something you cannot afford to ignore.
It’s not just the huge mess and damage to your property, land and assets that is the problem – even though it’s a big one! You and your family, and the wider community and water services, are also at risk of health and safety hazards if you don’t pay prompt attention to your blocked stormwater drains.
Luckily, Ezy-Plumb are the local plumbing experts when it comes to unblocking stormwater pipes and drain systems in Melbourne, where storms and heavy rainfall can be unpredictable and significant.
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What causes blocked stormwater drains?
Basically, your stormwater system controls the orderly disposal of rainfall from your roof, via gutters, downpipes and stormwater drains. And it is the property’s owner and occupant who is responsible for the maintenance and proper working of this important infrastructure.
Stormwater problems are typically caused by dirt and debris build-up, tree roots, lack of maintenance, incorrect installation, and infrastructure wear, tear and breakages.
Preventing Blocked Stormwater Drains
The best DIY solution for most things, including your stormwater system, is prevention!
- Check and remove debris monthly
- Flush out blockages with a hose
- Use preventative measures like gutter guards and filters
- Arrange annual stormwater system servicing
While stormwater systems may seem basic, unblocking them can be extremely difficult and require specialist skills, experience and equipment. Ezy-Plumb are experts in unblocking stormwater drains, offering upfront pricing, a lifetime labour guarantee, and truly professional, licensed plumbing services for both homes and small businesses.
Talk to one of Ezy-Plumb’s expert blocked drain plumbers in Melbourne for advice and prompt, friendly service today!
BLOCKED DRAINS FAQ
How do you clear a blocked drain?
There are a few fast and effective DIY methods to unblock your drains that require no special skills or tools. For instance, have you boiled the kettle lately? If so, pour the lot down the drain and follow it up with half a cup of so of baking soda and perhaps a dribble of vinegar. Wash it all down with another kettle of water and see if that’s worked.
For recurring or stubourn blockages get in touch with our specilist team who'll clear your blocked drain in no time!
Who is responsible for a blocked drain in Victoria?
While local councils manage and maintain the sewer and stormwater drains beyond your front and back gate, and landlords handle the lot if you're renting, blocked drains on a homeowner's property are generally their responsibility alone. This goes for drains inside your home, but also your external or outside drains, too.
How do I know if my drain is blocked?
The clearest and most alarming sign of a blocked drain is standing or even flooding water. But you also need to watch out for the earlier signs, like those familiar foul drain smells, water that's slow to drain away, anomalies like raised toilet bowl water levels, and strange gurgling sounds.
What does a blocked drain smell like?
Anyone who has caught a whiff of that distinctive drain smell is unlikely to want to ever smell it again. That musty, mouldy smell of a bathroom that needs a good clean is just the beginning, because the stench of a blocked drain is actually more like a carton of rotten eggs or even raw sewage.
Is a blocked drain a plumbing emergency?
While a blocked drain is initially just a nuisance, it will only get worse, so you should always get in touch with a great local emergency plumber. A critical blockage poses an immediate risk of property and plumbing system damage, hazards for you and your family, and health risks due to harmful bacteria. So it's most certainly requires emergency attention.
WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?
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Petros re-routed our blocked storm water at the front of the house to new PVC pipes… Petros is very personable & I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
…Big drainage problems at my new rental, lucky enough I stumbled across Ezy-plumb and the blockage was sorted out in no time! Highly recommend. Thanks Ezy-plumb!
After having a blocked sewer, the guys where able to come out and put a camera down my drains and show me the blockage. They unblocked the drain and left my yard clean…