Every homeowner is aware of the importance of water drainage in Wellington. Whether you are building a home or renovating, a well-drained home is less likely to flood than one that has not. While most suburbs have some level of flood protection in place, Wellington is considered a high risk area by many local councils. In Wellington there are often inadequate levels of flood protection infrastructure in place. Therefore it is necessary for you to use the services of reliable drainage plumbers in order to carry out all plumbing jobs in an effective and timely manner.
There are several different types of drainage systems in Wellington. These drainage in Wellington systems include underground water drainage, private drainage, communal drainage, stormwater drainage, and main sewer. Underground drainage can be quite simply to locate the water pipes that run under your home and then to just tap into them for drainage. In some cases you may even have to dig a hole in the ground. If you have a complex set-up such as an underground drain network, then a qualified plumbing contractor will be able to help you design an ideal drainage system.
Private drainage system – if you have a house with more than two floors (including basement) then you are likely to have a private drainage system. These drainage pipes are typically located on the outside of the property and linked together with PVC pipe connectors. They are constructed so that they form a closed system that cannot be accessed by the general public. It is important for you to make sure that your drainage system is installed by a professional. An improper installation can result in catastrophic flooding which could take months to repair.
Communal drainage – this type of drainage system is used when there is a combined sewer system. This means that there is plumbing that goes to both the City of Wellington and to your individual street, so a regular connection to a drain should be maintained between the pipes. This is less complicated than a septic tank and is usually found in new developments. It can be quite easy to damage communal kitchen plumbing so it is important that you find a competent plumber to install it.
Severe weather conditions – extreme weather conditions such as rain and heavy winds can lead to major problems with your drainage system. It can often lead to leaks and flooding. It is vital for you to have a qualified professional inspect your drainage system on a regular basis to ensure that it is working efficiently. You should keep a check on the weather reports at least twice a year to see if any severe weather events are going to affect your region. In case of any storms or rains, you should empty your kitchen sink and use it to empty garbage containers to prevent them from overflowing. If you have a garbage disposal device in your kitchen, you should empty it as well to prevent the build-up of solid waste materials.
Failure to remove debris – when it comes to drainage in Wellington, it is important to keep your garden clear of debris such as leaves and rubbish to prevent build-up of water and mud. If left for too long, you may end up with puddles of stagnant water in your garden. You should regularly clean your garden and drain any standing water using a garden hose. If you need to remove tree leaves and other forms of debris, it is advisable to contact a tree surgeon. The tree surgeon will remove the unwanted tree leaves and help you dispose of them properly.
Improper storm water treatment – it is essential that storm water is treated prior to being released into your soil. If you fail to do this, there are high chances that the storm water will contain raw sewage, harmful chemicals and other forms of harmful pollutants that can cause serious health hazards. If you need to know more about storm water treatment in Wellington, you should contact the City of Wellington Council for information and consultation.
Leaky pipes – a major problem in Wellington, especially in older buildings, is the presence of so many leaks in the drainage system of a building. In fact, the majority of drainage problems in Wellington can be traced to the major drainage outlets located in the basement of commercial buildings. It is important that you identify the source of the leaks and fix them immediately. In case you are not sure about the source of the leak, you should contact a reliable plumbing contractor. Central Plumbing will carry out an inspection of the drainage in Wellington and recommend the most suitable solution for fixing the drainage issues in your kitchen sink.