Drainage systems don’t rely on pressure, rather gravity is used to create a downward flow.
While this sounds like a simple system, it’s actually quite complex. There are vents that allow air flow in via the roof, without the air supply from the vents the water would not flow. Traps under every sink, traps are the S-shaped pipe. Water flows down the sink with enough flow thanks to gravity, that all the water can go down the drainpipe. But the trap is there so a little water stays behind to block sewer gas from coming back up. There are different types of traps for your toilet, bath, shower and sinks.
There are also stormwater drains, which just means the water that runs off your roof, into the guttering, down the spout and off it goes.
Because there are so many parts, pipes, corners, exits and entries, there are a number of things that can go wrong inside the drainage system. The entire system operates best when all the parts are correctly installed and connected by a qualified plumber. Older homes drainage systems can have issues where connections start to come loose, which means leakage. Other problems could be a build up of material causing a blocked drain. There are a lot of different materials the entire system uses, PVC piping, PVC connectors, different metals for the guttering, tapware and connections, and much more.
This is where a local Geelong drain plumber can save you a lot of time and energy.
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What is based on a fairly simple concept, the use of gravity, there are special components within the drainage system that requires qualified, specialised knowledge. You don’t have to worry about how things work or any of the terminology, we explain things to you clearly and we use plain English. This is where having a local, professional team is crucial. We know all the various drainage systems in and around Geelong so we know what to expect. There are still many old homes running older systems and new homes with newer systems. Obviously problems arising from new drainage systems are not that often, however with older systems they can unfortunately be a pain. From a new drain or pipe installation, to urgent repairs and drain blockage, we understand the ins and outs of Geelong’s drains and sewers.
Also, having a well flowing runoff from your roof to the downpipe and into the sewer is a lot more crucial than people think. An issue between your runoff and the sewer could lead to further damage later on. So identifying the issue and addressing it early can save a lot of hassle later on down the road. Luckily there is a local plumbing team that knows everything there is to know about plumbing drains and sewers.
No matter the type of Geelong drainage system you have, we’ve got you covered because we are Geelong’s drain and sewer specialist.
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