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Why book a drainage systems service through Airtasker?

Airtasker makes it easy to find specialists in drainage system installations and repairs. You just need to put up a task containing the job description, budget, and location. Afterward, wait for nearby Taskers to make offers, and choose the best one that fits your needs.

The drainage system of your home plays a vital role. These are responsible for directing runoff water to its proper drains. You wouldn’t want to experience problems in any of your drainages since it can lead to severe problems in your home. Call in a Tasker right away when you start to see leaks, standoff water, or blocked drains!

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Top Drainage Systems related questions

No, your drainage plumber may already have all the equipment necessary for repairing your drainage system. They may need to inspect what exactly needs to be done beforehand to help address the problem. Be sure to include these on your task to help them understand the issue you are encountering. 

It may be difficult to spot problems with underground drainage issues. What you can note down are your observations about a certain area. This can be if you notice your soil doesn’t dry out after the rain. It can also be that you see flooding in your backyard. Your Tasker can help you locate which underground drain is causing the issue with your different observations. 

This depends on what needs to be done. Issues with blocked or clogged drains may take a few hours. However, when a drainage system needs to be replaced, it may take one to four days. Your Tasker should walk you through the plan when more severe problems in your drainage system are spotted to let you know how long completion will take.

Yes, it can. This is mainly seen when your garden has large trees present. The problem may also be simpler when a root blocks a drain. However, the roots growing underground can enter pipes. This is a more difficult problem to spot. That’s why it’s best to ask for help from a professional.

No, you can’t. There are local councils responsible in every area for the stormwater network. As a homeowner, you need to watch out for the stormwater drain near your home. These are usually low-maintenance, but leaves and other debris can block them. During the water, you also need to watch if these will be frozen due to low temperatures.

For blocked drains, you can simply clear the drain of visible debris. These can be as simple as sweeping over the drain. On the other hand, leaks in downspouts and gutter guards can usually be fixed with electrical or duct tape. You should note that these are all temporary fixes, and they can’t be a permanent solution.

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What do drainage systems services include?

The water drainage system in our home plays a vital role in diverting water to alleys, canals, and pathways. That’s why it’s important to be able to tell if your house’s drainage system needs repair. In your garden, you may notice standing water, soil not drying out, or soil washing away. There may be water collecting in your basement. You may also be able to spot a blocked yard drain or street grate. When you see any of these signs, it’s best to call a professional right away to settle your residential drainage issues. Below are services for the different types of home drainage systems:

Surface drainage systems

Surface drainage systems are located on the ground. It features a slight slope, so that water can easily flow into the drain. They are installed in a parallel form to prevent flooding or water pooling. Problems with your surface drainage develop slowly through the years. It’s important to keep the stormwater drain on the curbside clear to keep water constantly flowing. Taskers can help you maintain your surface drainage by assisting you with clearing blocked or frozen stormwater drains. 

Subsurface drainage systems

The primary function of an installed subsurface drainage system at home is to ensure that water does not build up in your soil. Its main drain is installed to collect the water, and it’s built and installed on the first layer of soil. If you’re building a new home, you may ask a Tasker to install this type of drainage. You may also notice a problem in this common backyard drainage system when you spot standing water after the rain. If this happens, call in a professional to help unblock and clean your drainage. 

Internal pipes

Many pipes run through the inside of your home. They carry water to your bathroom and kitchens. More importantly, these pipes bring unclean water down the drain pipes. When installing your kitchen sink, you usually have traps put into sealing off the sewer smell. Fitting electrical showers also means having drains as part of the internal pipes. We typically spot problems with these when we see leaks, sediment build-up, or notice foul smells coming from the drain. Professionals can unclog or replace these types of residential drainage systems.

Downspouts and gutters 

All homes contain a downspout and gutter drainage system. It helps remove roof water and comes in two parts: the downspout and the gutter. The gutter catches the water on the roof and leads it to the downspout to let water flow down to the surface drainage. It’s common to encounter problems on your gutters since the debris is usually caught here. Taskers can help clean out gutters and unblock the downspout. You can also seek help from a tradesman when you spot leaks on the pipes.

Recent Drainage Systems tasks

Laying drainage pipe and need help to dig the trenches (4hrs effort)


Beach Haven, Auckland, New Zealand

18th Jul 2023

Purely need help for the first section of the job which will be digging a trench to fit a 110mm pipe around a spade deep. I’m looking to do ~40m of drainage but only expect help for ~4hrs regardless of how much is done. I have all the equipment but if you had your own spade and wheelbarrow that would be great. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 20 July 2023