The Chain Effect of Dirty Drains
In this article we highlight the importance of drainage maintenance. It can take as little as one blocked drain to cause major water damage throughout your whole building.
This unit has a terrace with a total of three drains. None of which had been cleaned. The drains had a piece of cloth placed over them. The purpose of this fabric was to prevent the pebbles from falling through and blocking the drain. BUT, the cloth hadn't been cleaned and began trapping silt to the point where even water couldn't drain through them and the drain was blocked completely.
After a bit of rainfall, water began to pool. The only way it could drain was through a tiny weep hole leading back into the inside of the building shown below. As you could expect, this is not a good sign.
The water seeped inside the building and has flooded the timber floorboards.
This unit was on an upper floor of an apartment complex. The chain effect of dirty drains had now affected three more units, three levels below.
So, check your drains people and clean them regularly to avoid this sort of catastrophic water damage. And if you do need some assistance, call BellMont out for an inspection.
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It's interesting to know that the cloth can start causing clogging when it is not cleaned. In that case, it would be best to have a plumber suggest the best option to prevent that from happening here in our new home. It will definitely be an important thing to invest in to ensure that our new home will not easily get water damage in the years to come.
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