Highly intense or heavy rain can cause a blocked storm water drain. Storm water is water that has run from buildings, roads or other hard surfaces into special drains for certain uses. A blocked storm water drain is a pipe that runs from the down pipes in your roof, which are carrying away the rain and ground water, typically out, into the streets. They are the result of many different issues. For instance, in residential homes, the plastic pipe used for the blocked storm water drains are made out of very thin material, like thin walled plastic; thus, roots can easily penetrate into the pipes. If this ever occurs, it often damages the storm water pipe and a large mass of root will grow inside of the storm water pipe. The mass of roots, combined with a build up of leaves and silt could sometimes make it almost impossible to clean and clear a blocked storm water drain.
Storm water, which can be runoff from surfaces such as from smooth surfaces or the roofs of buildings, has multifarious methods in which water can be distributed:
Storm water can be disposed of through pipes. Storm water may be distributed by flowing through the downpipe and travelling straight into the ground. However, this practice is illegal in the majority of councils. The storm water may then go from the downpipe, enter and go into a system of many pipe works, which would take that storm water. This system of pip works typically wanders the storm water into the underground and it is then terminated or expelled at the gutter or water table. In this way, storm water could proceed to be disposed up in the street.
Some councils have connection points on the boundary or easement, which allows the plumber to connect onto. This will take your storm water discharge straight into the councils main storm water piping.
Storm water often occurs when obstructions prevent underground storm water pipes which are on your property by things such as trees or even debris. You have the choice of either calling a professional plumber if it gets too bad, or buying equipment and clearing the blockage yourself. You should definitely think of employing a professional individual such as a plumber or perhaps even a drain cleaning company to inspect and fix any damage. Ensure that your storm water pipes are working efficiently and effectively. As a property owner, you are responsible for clearing your blocked storm water drain and ensuring that they are maintained and repaired under your councils law.
Storm water however, does not have to be a problem of your property’s only. There might be a problem with your neighbor’s storm water, which causes flooding. Flooding cause by building construction, rainwater tanks, new landscaping/paving/concreting, guttering and others. Builders near you should implement measures that are temporary to avoid any surface water from flooding to other properties when a building is currently under construction. If a building site has not taking any temporary measures, and has made it adamantly clear that none will be implemented, you could hire a lawyer against it and keep other blocked storm water drains clear.