Why Your Old Stormwater Drain Needs to Be Checked

Over flowing stormwater drain

Stormwater drains are designed to remove excess water from footpaths and roofs by funnelling away water from your downpipes and grates. If your stormwater drain is old, it could typically be at risk of multiple flaws, including collapsed sections, blockages and fracturing. These issues can affect adjoining areas and blocked stormwater drains can lead to serious flooding in your property. Severe weather conditions in New Zealand may also mean that floods can be devastating to your home or the surrounds unless your old stormwater drains are cleaned and well-maintained.

Prevent Blockages and Overflowing

Stormwater drains are a collection point for all household and business drain disposals. These points can fill up or become blocked with oil, sludge, hair, old food scraps, and other things you’d rather not have to think about. These blockages will eventually lead to overflowing stink water, so it’s important to get them professionally pumped and cleaned regularly, especially if they are older.

Don’t Wait for Problems to Arise

It’s not always easy to tell if your old stormwater drain is damaged or clogged but if you suspect that it is, get in touch. We can carry out a stormwater drain clean and check, during which:

  • We’ll make sure your old stormwater drainage is free from sediment
  • We can hydro-flush your entire drainage system to get rid of any funky gunk build-up
  • One of our vacuum units will suck up the whole mess along with any solid waste and debris and we can safely remove it all from site

How to Know When to Call a Drain Unblocking Professional

The best way to keep your drains free of blockages is to have scheduled maintenance set up every six months or so. There are some warning signs that mean urgent maintenance might be in order, keep an eye out for:

  • Slow draining or gurgling toilet, shower, bath or sinks
  • Sulphurous smells (also known as drain farts) which can indicate trapped and rotting elements
  • High-rising sinks or toilets which may overflow

CCTV Inspections for Fast and Accurate Maintenance

At HydroVac, we use state-of-the-art hydro flushing and/or a CCTV service to accurately detect and inspect any drain that may need repairs, using push-rod camera equipment.

Get in Touch

At HydroVac, we specialise in a range of drainage solutions, including stormwater drain cleaning and maintenance in Auckland and Christchurch (We also service the greater areas of both regions). Don’t wait until it’s too late; get your old stormwater drain assessed. For your convenience, we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For expert stormwater drain checking and cleaning, get in touch with HydroVac today on 0800 493 768.