Navigating stormwater drain blockages and flooding

Water pooling outside? Worried after heavy rain?
It could be a problem with your stormwater drain. 

How to identify flooding and blocked stormwater drains

Flooding from blocked stormwater drains can be a nightmare. Key signs include

  • water pooling in unexpected areas
  • slow draining
  • unusual noises from pipes

Regular inspection of your property, especially during heavy rains, can be crucial in early detection.

DIY fixes for minor blockages:

For minor blockages, a simple measure such as removing visible debris can be effective. Regular gutter cleaning and drain maintenance also play a pivotal role in preventing blockages.

Knowing when to call a professional

When DIY methods fail or the blockage is severe, it’s time to call in the plumber! Signs that you need expert help include persistent bad odours, water backing up, and visible damage to drainage systems.

We will send our skilled team to assess and address the issue. First, we’ll make sure that we get rid of the excess water, limiting damage. We then utilise advanced techniques like high-pressure water jetting and CCTV drain inspections, so we can quickly diagnose and solve drainage issues.


Effective management of stormwater drains is essential to prevent flooding and property damage. Preventive measures such as maintenance checks and early diagnosis can help. Reading this and wished you’d done it earlier? Give us a call 1300 634 308, we’ll be over as soon as we can.

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