Contrary to popular belief sewer and stormwater drains are two very different and completely independent, separate plumbing drainage systems.
The house drains connect to the council common sewer effluent system or in areas with no council sewer to an on-site waste water management system or septic system.
Common house plumbing fixture’s connected to a sewer are:
Common plumbing fixture’s in commercial buildings in addition to common house fixture’s that connect to trade waste, sewer or house drains are:
Stormwater drains are the drains that prevent your home from flooding from rain water infiltration.
Essentially stormwater drains protect your property and are:
Storm water drains generally collect rainwater runoff from roofs, paths, patios, ground runoffs, aggi pipes and more. The water is then piped to the street or into pits where it ultimately ends up in rivers or lakes that flow out to the ocean.
Stormwater drainage systems are critical infrastructure protecting homes and businesses. On the Gold Coast the stormwater drainage system protects property and roads from the heavy summer rainfall and the frequent flash flooding.
In fact poorly designed, installed and maintained stormwater drains are far more likely to cause flooding during heavy rainfall events than anything else.
In Queensland the law and associated regulations plus Australian Standards for the installation of sewer drains is much stricter than those for the installation of stormwater drain. This is due to the importance of hygiene and the enormous inconvenience caused by a malfunctioning sewer system.
Whywait Plumbing Services place huge importance on installing, servicing, maintaining or repairing both sewer and stormwater drains to a standard that exceeds the required regulations.
Due to our specialised training, specialised equipment and vast experience in maintaining, unblocking and repairing drains we have the knowledge on how a drain should be installed or repaired that will help avoid any future problems.
At Whywait we guarantee professional drain clearing to fix it right the first time. We call it the Whywait difference:
For immediate help with blocked or overflowing drains or any related problems, contact Whywait Plumbing today…job done!