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Unmanaged stormwater drains, big problem!

Unmanaged stormwater drains,
big problem!

  • Severe storms and heavy rainfall in Sydney are uncommon and what makes it worse is that when it happens it’s unpredictable and causes extensive flooding that is damaging to anyone’s property. Besides property damage, unmanaged stormwater runoffs can transport pollutants that threaten life and the environment and can leave you footing the bill to repair the damages, not to mention the cleanup job. With the recent storm events in the country, we have all seen the importance of a managed stormwater drainage system. Fortunately, stormwater pipe relining Sydney services has made it easy for plumbing professionals to reduce these damages and chances of flooding by ensuring the stormwater pipe at your property is at its full capacity to handle the runoffs, all the time.

Impacts caused by unmanaged stormwater runoffs

  • The best way to manage stormwater runoff is to ensure the stormwater systems installed in your property are working at its best. Stormwater drains are intended to catch stormwater or downpour runoffs and deliver them to the control system. But, where stormwater drains are not in full-functionality, it can make these runoffs unable to reach its control system and cause damages at a different level in various aspects.
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  • Damage to public and private property
  • Threatens Public Health, i.e. contamination of drinking water and aquatic life that are a source for food
  • Threatens Public Safety – Drownings and electrical injury incidents can occur in the flooded area
  • Economic Impacts – Loss of tourism income
  • Increased Cost of Water and Wastewater Treatment 

Ways to control stormwater runoff in your property

       Install a stormwater catchment system. The stormwater catchment system catches the runoffs and directs them to the proper stormwater control system, decreasing the amount of water that accumulates, or that leads to erosion and excessive flooding on the affected area.

       Do not treat your stormwater drain as your sewer pipe drain. Stormwater runoff and sewages are transported to different water treatment areas. Dumping waste to your stormwater drains can increase dangers to rivers, lakes, and ocean life.

       Avoid littering and dump your rubbish where it belongs.

       Keep your lawns, gardens, and where your stormwater drains are located free from debris, dust, and leaves that can make its way to the stormwater drains and create buildups. Trim hanging trees and leaves regularly. Installing traps to filter out these elements will help.

       Keep a well-maintained roof and gutters, free from buildups and debris.

       Grow vegetation on the bare spots in your yard. Vegetations help absorb the runoff thereby, reducing flood threats to your property.

       Take your car out in commercial car wash places that have proper oil disposal instead of washing it at your home. Used oil from a single oil change can pollute up to one million gallons of freshwater.

       Ensure your stormwater drains are in the best shape possible all the time. Relining stormwater pipes seals cracks, breaks, disconnected joints, and leakages to allow your pipes to work in full-functionality and to have better control over the stormwater runoffs.

       Report and clear any blockages on the downpipe. Uncleared blockages during storms can make your stormwater pipe collapse. When blockages are present, drain pipes lose their structural integrity, therefore when too much water pressure is flowing, it can make it break and reach its point of failure.

       Replace the drain cover with a more effective one.

  • When is it necessary to call the Stormwater Pipe Relining Services Sydney company?

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  • Often the case, most property owners only find it necessary to reach out to stormwater pipe relining companies when there’s an emergency rather than preparing for the worst. And when it happens, it’s usually bad that it has already caused damage that is costly to repair. Sydney relining solutions not only restore the stormwater pipe to its full-functionality when it’s already at its worse condition, but they also restrain pipes from further damage when repaired as soon as it starts to show signs of a functional problem. The common scenarios below will help you prepare for the worst and may convince you why it is essential to consider relining your stormwater pipes now.
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  • 1. You have an old stormwater drainage system.
  • 2. You notice your stormwater drain is blocked and overflowing.
  • 3. It has been ages since the last time you have your stormwater drains checked for defects.
  • 4. You notice the sagging-ground where your stormwater drains run.
  • 5. You have blocked downpipes, overflowing, and sagging gutters.
  • 6. You begin to notice lush patches in your yard.
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How Stormwater Pipe Relining works?

Similar to Sewer Pipe Relining, stormwater pipe relining is a method to restore the structural integrity of the defective drain pipe without the need to excavate it physically because it is repaired by curing them from inside. The absence of excavation or going through the walls to repair the pipe implies an inexpensive, non-invasive, and time-efficient repair method.

In this technique, the resin is the key component to cure the pipe. Therefore, a resin-saturated felt tube, made of polyester or fibreglass, is inserted into the defective stormwater pipe, sealing leaks and breaks. Under a certain temperature, the resin hardens and forms another drain pipe within the existing pipe that is more sustainable, seamless, jointless, and lasts longer.

The other key benefit of this pipeline relining Sydney method is its ability to repair downpipe and horizontal pipe, whether concealed or not, not just suitable for residential but as well as for commercial spaces.

 

Keeping everyone safe during a storm and heavy rainfall events should be a shared responsibility. This can be easily achieved if everyone will manage their stormwater drains properly to avoid exposing the community to the potential threat caused by uncontrolled stormwater runoffs. Your decision today matters over time, therefore, speak with the experts today and be worry-free when the next storm suddenly comes out of the blue!

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