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Heavier rain volumes in Auckland and system inspections

Auckland experiences constant rainfall throughout the year, in particular between May and October. Heavy rainfall can cause a lot of damage to your property. For this reason, having a rainwater system that works is essential.

In this blog post, we look at why heavy rainfall can be a hazard to your property, and how to properly maintain your rainwater system.

Why you should inspect your existing rainwater system

If your property is situated in an area experiencing heavy rainfall, a routine inspection in the spring or summer is necessary. If your property constantly experiences flooding, it might be due to a number of reasons:

Unmaintained downspouts and rainwater system on your property.

Your rainwater system must be checked yearly. Due to Auckland being a largely coastal city, rainfall contains sodium chloride (salt), which rusts the downspouts over time. This is especially true in older rainwater systems.

The solution would be to get your rainwater system inspected by a professional and if the downspouts are rusted, replaced with a high-quality material such as stainless steel or copper.

Clogged downpipes.

Leaves and debris can get stuck in your downpipes during the spring and summer seasons. If left unchecked, it can clog your rainwater system during heavy rainfall, increasing the risk of flooding or damage to your property.

Blocked gutters.

A poor gutter system can lead to many problems. Leaves and other debris in your gutters stop water from flowing smoothly as it should, and this will always lead to overflowing. This could be water constantly spilling forward over the edge of your home, or worse, leaking down into basements. In the worst-case scenario, homeowners face flooding and damage to the infrastructure of their home.

The combined weight of the debris and the pooling water can also lead to gutters ripping away from the building, especially in cases where they have been poorly attached. These blockages also occur in downpipes and drains, meaning that there’s no possible way for additional rain to safely filter away from your home. This can be solved by getting a high-quality rain head and leaf guard system.

Prevent damage to your property with a high-quality rainwater system

Heavy rainfall is a cause of major problems for homeowners in Auckland. Having an insufficient or faulty rainwater system can easily cause a lot of damage. To avoid this risk, perform routine maintenance on your property and ensure your pipes and drains are free of debris.

Even better, consult the team at Three65 Spouting! We are one of the leading, expert providers of rainwater systems and spouting NZ has to offer, and can help you with purchasing and installing high-quality products such as Klass Fascia. Get in contact now to discuss how we can improve the rainwater system on your property.

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