Homes vs. Drains: Critical Issues for Homeowners

Tree roots clogging homeowner’s drainage system

Drain issues in your home can include more than just drain blockages, leaking drains, or cracks. At HydroVac, we have the expertise and the most up-to-date equipment, including drain CCTV cameras, to find and fix common drainage problems in your Auckland or Christchurch home.

Drain Problems for Homeowners that Require Fast Fixing

Small drainage problems can quickly escalate if ignored. For example, blockages can cause flooding and standing water can lead to mould, mildew, or even structural problems in your home.

We’re here to help! So you can know what to look out for, we’ve created a list of common drain problems for homeowners and what can be done about them.

Tree Damage

Tree roots are one of the most common causes of a clogged drainage system, especially in an older home where roots have had more time to grow – some older drain pipes can even be crushed by trees in your garden. In newer homes, common sources of drain clogging include feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, and thicker types of toilet paper.

If you’re hearing gurgling noises from your toilet or sink, it’s the first sign that your drainage system might be affected by tree roots. If you don’t act to remove the roots, a complete drain blockage may occur. At HydroVac, we provide drain unblocking services for homeowners in  Auckland and Christchurch  – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to fix the problem fast. 

Storm Flooding

Sometimes pipes in your home drain system are too small to handle a large amount of water; another common drainage problem. This is usually discovered after a heavy rain event when you experience flooding. Our drainage experts at HydroVac can check the size of your drain pipes and fix the issue. We are also on call for emergency flooding issues and can arrive fast to minimise damage caused to your home.

Leaks in the Home

Leaks from pipes, plumbing fixtures and fittings are a significant source of water waste for homeowners. Some leaks are easy to spot, such as dripping faucets. Unfortunately, many leaks go undetected for years because the source of the leak is not visible. When leaks are hidden, the water escapes and can lead to costly water bills! At HydroVac, we can use our expert equipment to check if your drainage system is leaking, saving you money in the long-term.

Regular Drain Maintenance to Catch Drain Problems

A great way to prevent costly repairs to your home drainage system is through regular maintenance every six months. Because drainage problems can sneak up on you, a thorough inspection is a great way to catch such sneaky problems and do away with them before they do away with your pleasant, flood-free lifestyle.

Phone the experts at HydroVac to have your drain checked in Auckland or Christchurch on 0800 493 768. We also service the greater areas of both these regions.

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