A common issue with a blocked drain problem. Is  that all too common here in Melbourne, especially in autumn and winter, the blocked stormwater drains back up due to leaves and mud. The potential causes are numerous, from gathered leaves and sediment, to old pipes and storm damage. Whatever the cause, a blocked storm water drain is a serious issue that can create significant damage to your property. overflowing down pipes, leaking gutters, leaking downpipes, or wet patches on the wall or ceiling, a blocked storm water drain is the prime suspect. Luckily, the blocked drain Melbourne experts at Drain Blast are 24 hour to repair your blocked storm water drain and prevent damage to your home or business.

Common signs that you have a blocked stormwater drain;

  • Large amounts of puddles around the property

  • Stormwater grates are full are minimal rain

  • Water is coming out of the bottom of your Downpipes

  • Gurgling, from your drains

Common Causes of a Blocked Stormwater Drain as followers

  • Tree roots – Tree roots are a huge menace and cause up to 99% of blockages and damage to stormwater pipes. Surprisingly during Summer Tree Roots are known to travel distances to get to water. Unfortunately your stormwater drain is an ideal water source which can cause huge amounts of damage to the drain.

  • Foreign Objects – If foreign objects like stones, branches, leaves and all to often young child like to store their toys in the drain. Foreign objects find their way into your drains or grates blockage the flow then backing up the whole system

  • Damaged Stormwater Pipes – If your stormwater pipes have been damaged or if they have collapsed over time.

  • Maintenance – Keeping gutters and grates clean and clear from leaves and debris. A gutter full of leaves can often be pushed into your drain or grate quickly causing a blockage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Roots

Blocked Stormwater Drains common cause is Tree Roots and they can have a devastating impact causing further damage to your properties foundation. At Drain Blast we specialise in clearing blocked stormwater drains. Our Jets have designed Tree Root Cutting Technology to easily slice through any thick tree roots. 

After heavy or light rains will be your first indication of a blocked stormwater drain or blocked stormwater grate. Your stormwater pipes can handle any amount of increased water. The problem is commonly with stormwater pipes is that often they are blocked or damage.

A blocked stormwater drain is an emergency, the water eventually flows into our waterways and in Port Phillip Bay damaging fish and wild life like Snapper Season.

If your stormwater drains are flooded, it not only does it cause major property damage but it can become contaminated causing a major health risk to the public, marine life. 

Common signs that you have a blocked stormwater drain;

  • Large amounts of puddles around the property

  • Stormwater grates are full are minimal rain

  • Water is coming out of the bottom of your Downpipes

  • Gurgling, from your drains

After heavy or light rains will be your first indication of a blocked stormwater drain or blocked stormwater grate. Your stormwater pipes can handle any amount of increased water. The problem is commonly with stormwater pipes is that often they are blocked or damage.