At MGPS we have extensive experience in all aspects of underground and above ground sewer and stormwater drainage. And although we understand these aspects of work inside out and in great depth, we feel it helps to educate our customers too so you can have a basic understanding of the work we do. Let’s start with some explanations:
So what is sewer drainage? Well, sewer drainage is the network of pipes that takes all of your waste and sewerage away from rooms such as your bathrooms, kitchens, utilities and laundry rooms. When waste and sewerage leaves your house, the pipes take it to local waste treatment and water treatment works where it is treated and returned to our waterways
As the name suggests stormwater drainage deals with any water run-off which comes from precipitation (rain, sleet, snow hail, etc.). Focussing in on your home, this means we’re talking about and precipitation which flows from your roofs, paths, driveways, roads, patios or gardens.
Stormwater is carried away directly to our waterways as it does not require any treatment and does not need to be filtered in any way beforehand.
Below ground pits
Both Sewer and stormwater drainage systems can and do have below-ground pits. The pits are essential parts of the drainage process adding much-needed volume to the systems; they are an insurance policy against storm surges and overactivity on the system.
What can you do to help look after your sewer and stormwater drainage systems?
There are a number of things that you can do to keep your sewer and stormwater drainage systems healthy and problem-free; they’re simple, cost-effective and will save you time, money and effort in the long run. Let’s have a look at them.
Say no to chemicals
It can be tempting to try to sort blockages out yourself by pouring chemicals down your sink. We don’t recommend it, however; often doing this can make things worse and are rarely effective.
Clear up those leaves
It is important that stormwater drains are kept clear of leaves and other debris like grass, clippings, branches or litter. Blocked or clogged drains can cause huge problems.
Don’t ignore leaks
Leaks may seem small or insignificant, but they could be hiding a bigger problem or could end up becoming a bigger problem; it’s always best to just nip problems like this in the bud rather than letting them escalate.
It makes far more sense to resolve issues like this before you need to dig a garden up of start lifting flagstones.
What should you do?
If you think that there is an issue with your sewer or stormwater drainage we’re here to help. We can provide you with expert advice and guidance ensuring that your issue is resolved first time, every time. Our work is fully guaranteed and we pride ourselves on delivering a quality job that’s built to last.
Contact us today to assist you with your plumbing and gas fitting requirements. We might be located in Frankston, but we don’t stop there!
We provide our plumbing services to all of Melbourne, both residential and commercial.