Protect your property with downpipe repairs and replacements
If so, this is a common sign that there is something seriously wrong with your exterior plumbing and you should consult NJR Plumbing for an inspection to see if you need our stormwater downpipe repair services.
Downpipe repairs – are they really needed?
Despite stormwater downpipes being on the outside of your house, water damage can still find its way inside your property causing both aesthetic and structural damage to areas like your walls, carpets or ceilings. Furthermore, there is a high likelihood that this water damage may even result in the development of mold or even cause the ground around your home to subside. Once the structural integrity of your home is compromised, cracks in walls and ceilings can begin to take place – a sign of your property foundations beginning to shift. Costs of repairing structural damage often run into the thousands of dollars range, something could have been easily avoided if NJR Plumbing conducted downpipe repairs earlier.
The Downpipe repair
Our team is experienced in all downpipe repairs as well as downpipe replacements (if required). Once we accurately determine the fault, we will get to work performing one of the following stormwater downpipe repairs, depending on your needs:
We slide advanced internal pipe equipment into the pipework to the position of the fault and then expand and glue a special silicone-based membrane to re-seal the pipe from the inside. This process is particularly useful when structures have been built above the pipework, meaning that accessing the pipework from above is not practical.
Cut and replace method:
An old practice that is still the best and most affordable downpipe repair solution for common issues.
Sometimes where we find significant internal obstructions in the pipework, the most affordable downpipe repair is to re-channel stormwater via new pipework or perhaps connect it to a different section of pipework.
How to spot faulty downpipes yourself
- Check for any nearby plants, vines or trees that may be encroaching on the pipework as these could cause blockages
- Check downpipes for rust or corrosion
- Check for any visible signs of moisture or wet ground where the downpipe enters the ground
- Look out for any unusual water pooling or run-off
- Identify any dents or external damage to the pipework which could cause obstructions or leaks
- Insect for any peculiar bubbling on the ground around your downpipe (it’s best to do this while it’s raining)
Our Team Can Help
Don’t put your property at risk by delaying your downpipe inspection and if need be, your downpipe repairs. The team at NJR Plumbing are only a phone call or message away.