Blocked Stormwater Drains

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Blocked Stormwater Drains are often caused by leaves and other debris

blocked stormwater drainsSewer drain not draining properly? Stormwater drain overflowing? Then you need Metropolitan Plumbing! With our fully stocked vans and fully qualified blocked drain experts, we’ve got the equipment and the knowhow to clear that blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain quickly and efficiently. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (that includes public holidays), we also have the resources to have a blocked drains plumber knocking on your front door on the same day that you make your booking, or within the hour* in a plumbing emergency across metropolitan Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Blocked stormwater drains and blocked sewer drains are generally the result of tree roots or dirt and other debris settling somewhere inside the pipeline, and are very common. This doesn’t stop them being a serious problem, though, as any interruption to your sewerage or stormwater can result in very irritating and unpleasant flooding, along with it becoming a major health concern if left for too long. Our blocked drain professionals have everything they need to clear your blocked sewer drain or blocked stormwater drain, including high powered hydro-jets, and are also able to provide a quote should you need either the whole drain or a section of it replaced. For these reasons, Metropolitan Plumbing is your local blocked stormwater drain and blocked sewer drain professional.

What causes a blocked stormwater or sewer drain?

Usually connecting to the roof of a building via a downpipe along with a system of ground pipes, the stormwater drain removes unwanted water from your property. The sewer drain originates from the drains inside your home or business, and drains all of your waste away and into the government sewerage system, again using underground pipes. If you’ve been able to smell sewerage when you’re outside, or you’ve been having flooding in your garden, driveway or other outdoor areas, there’s a very high chance you’ve got a blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain, which needs to be cleared straight away by a Metropolitan Plumbing blocked drains expert.

The stormwater and sewer drains generally become blocked by one or both of two things.

These are:

Build-up of dirt and debris

Any drain is susceptible to blockages, no matter how well it’s looked after, and stormwater and sewer drains are no exception. Outside, there are many materials, such as dirt, leaves and garden waste, which can enter your stormwater or sewer drains and prevent the flow of stormwater or sewerage leaving your property. When this happens, it’s essential to contact the blocked drain experts at Metropolitan Plumbing so we can have somebody out to your property straight away to quickly and efficiently clear that blocked sewer drain or blocked stormwater drain 24/7.

Invading tree roots

Often coming in through already present cracks, or infiltrating old, weak or incorrectly installed pipes, tree roots will quickly grow and intertwine with other leaves and debris in your pipes to form a mass large enough to block water flow on your stormwater drains and sewer drains. Those irritating tree roots are no match for us, though! Metropolitan Plumbing can send a blocked drains expert to your location within an hour* in a plumbing emergency to clear your blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain that’s being cause by invading tree roots.

What do you use on a blocked stormwater or sewer drains?

The blocked drain experts from Metropolitan Plumbing use only the latest, most effective drain cleaning technology for your blocked stormwater drains and blocked sewer drains. This most often means the hydro-jetter drain cleaning machine. With a hose and nozzle system shooting water at high pressure of 5000 psi through the blocked drain, the hydro-jet machine cuts through even the toughest tree roots and sludgy material, quickly and efficiently clearing and cleaning your blocked drain.

So your attending blocked drain professional knows to bring the hydro-jetter – as these systems are trailer mounted and not carried to every job, we do ask that you tell the operator that the callout is for a blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain. This saves you and us time, as our blocked drains expert won’t need to organise and collect the hydro-jet after they’ve already arrived. To discover the location and makeup of the blockage, there may also be a need to use a CCTV drain camera to inspect your drain. All of this helps us to clear your blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain swiftly and easily, saving you time and money.

Call us anytime of the day or night for all of your blocked drain requirements – we have a plumber local to you who is available 24/7, including all weekends and public holidays.

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