how to prepare your home
  • December 16, 2022
  • Effective Building
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The Bureau of Meteorology announced a third consecutive La Nina is likely this year, right in time for Aussie Summer. An influx of rain can cause blockages in your drains, increasing the chance of flooding. Neglecting gutters and downpipes means that leaves, dirt, soil, and debris gets washed into your stormwater drain, blocking it over time. It may also be worth considering installing guards on your gutters and stormwater grates to reduce the risk of future stormwater blockages.

With the Spring climate and recent rain in Sydney, your plants might have had a growth spurt. It’s important to trim down branches that could block gutters. Also be aware of trees within close proximity to drains, as falling leaves can cause blockages.

When heavy rainfall occurs the chance that a large amount of water entering the drainage systems are high. Some older or smaller systems may not be as efficient with properly diverting the water away from the surface and property. This means that water can quickly build up in the pipe and not correctly flow as it should. When the rainfall continues to be heavy then the drains and pipes cannot handle the larger amount of water. Therefore, it is vital to clean your drains so that the water flows away from your house and prevents internal flooding or damage to the outdoor areas.

At Effective Building & Consultancy, our roof condition reports identify and manage any issues with your roof and drainage for efficient functioning of the roof. Any structural issues will be addressed in our report, particularly if they are impeding the normal drainage function. This is also an inexpensive way to avoid costly restoration or replacement of the roof in the future. We at Effective Building & Consultancy can provide you with a complete Inspection Report in as little as 24 hours!

To book an inspection or to find out more, contact us today on (02) 9613 3353.

how to prepare your home during rains
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About Elie Farah

Elie Farah is a Building Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the property industry. Elie has specialised knowledge in development acquisitions, blue-chip properties and inspections, as well as flood-affected and waterfront properties, heritage buildings, bushfire management and existing use rights.

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