With the wet season about to begin in Australia, it’s important to start preparing the garden.
Significant weather events are become more frequent and when there is heavy rain forecasted, it is always best to play on the side of caution. To reduce potential flooding issues around your home, ensure you look at having these 3 maintenance jobs ticked off, prior to the rain starting.
Clear all ground drains from leaf litter & weeds. Fallen sticks and leaves should be raked from grass areas where ground drains are located. This will stop the leaves particularly from washing into drains and blocking them up during heavy downfalls.
Clear your house, carport or shed gutters to limit the amount of overflow you experience. This is essential to reduce the amount of water on the ground, allowing the ground water that falls in open areas, to move quickly away from your property. This will reduce the risk of your home or shed flooding.
Ensure that the outlets for your down pipes (that are located at the gutters edge on your street) are clear and not blocked with weeds or other material.
If you are new to your property then use these opportunities to assess your garden for drainage issues and rectify them before the next round of flooding rain.
Remember to keep an eye on the pool too! Maintaining water levels by flushing to waste to ensure overflow to surrounding ground is avoided. Reducing the amount of water flowing on the ground is a priority to ensure you keep your home safe from flooding during weather events of this nature.
If you are experiencing drainage issues at your place, then there are some easy things you can do yourself. Adjusting your garden design to include a strategically placed raised garden bed to direct water where you want/need it to go can make all the difference to reducing flooding issues. If you’re unsure how to manage your ground water issues, Contact Us and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Serious ground water issues should be dealt with by a licensed plumber.
PLEASE REMEMBER – If it’s flooded – forget it!
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