Many of Sydney’s most prestigious suburbs are prized for their tree lined streets, victorian terraced buildings and federation homes. While older homes have plenty of charm and character, their ageing sewer and stormwater systems often come with a host of problems. Some of these issues are minor inconveniences, however, other problems such as tree root intrusion, can end up costing homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. Below are some of the most common drain issues faced by older homes.
When there is a problem with the main sewer line such as damaged or blocked pipes, sewage and waste cannot be safely transported away from your home. Instead it can travel back up the smaller waste lines, contaminating your drinking water and spilling out from various drain openings. Being aware of what causes sewer line blockages and knowing the warning signs can protect your home from damage and save you dealing with major repairs.