Storm Water Pit & Grease Trap Installations & Cleaning

Do You Need A Stormwater Pit Installation or Clean in Sydney? 

A functional stormwater system is crucial to avoid flooding and storm damage in your property or community.

At Prolific Plumbing, we are licensed, skilled, and professional drain plumbers who will do the job at a time that works for you, so that there is as little disruption as possible. We can install stormwater pits in Sydney and do other things to help with drainage, like install sump pumps and pump out septic tanks.

Don’t wait to get in touch with us if you want to learn more about our services or get a quote for installing your new stormwater pit in Sydney.

Why Grease Trap Waste Disposal in Sydney is Important

Restaurants and cafe’s have grease traps to prevent the accumulation of fats, oils, and grease from getting into their sewer lines. When a grease trap fails, a business owner can have a multitude of problems. The accumulation of fats, oils, and grease can back up a sewer line causing sewage spills, property damage, and even the shutting down of a business. The one thing a restaurant owner does not want to do is close his doors because of a grease trap problem and miss out on business.

The solution is to have Prolific Plumbing routine clean out fats, oils, and grease and is essential to prevent excess build up and help traps operate effectively.

Scroll down to the bottom to read more about grease traps.

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Stormwater is the water that flows off of driveways, roads, and other paved surfaces after it has rained. This water can lead to flooding and make the water unsafe to drink. A bad system for draining rainwater can also cause problems like:

  • Building damage from water
  • When sediment builds up in waterways, it can block the flow of water and kill aquatic life.
  • Costs for treating wastewater have gone up.

The extra water flows into the stormwater pit in Sydney, which collects and stores it. It slowly gets rid of itself through drainage pipes. Runoff from rain can also be caught in soak wells. The water slowly seeps into the ground.

We set up soak wells and stormwater pit in Sydney keep them in good shape. We have licenced plumbers in Sydney who can do the job right the first time. We can help you with stormwater pits installation on your Sydney property, whether it’s a home or a business.



Here are some reasons why stormwater pipes can get clogged:

Roots from plants and trees are the main cause of clogged stormwater pipes in Sydney. Roots look for water sources during the long, dry winters and the hot summers and they often end up in the drainage system. They can grow in the drains for months or even years before anyone notices there is a problem.

We suggest having a CCTV drain camera look at your stormwater system once a year to make sure it doesn’t get damaged when it rains a lot.

Broken or crushed storm water pipes are the second most common cause of clogs. Since stormwater drainage isn’t laid very deeply in the ground, it’s possible that the pipes could break as the ground compacts and cars drive over them. This makes it harder for water to get out and can cause storm drains to get clogged.

This includes things from the garden like leaves, dirt, sand, sticks, small rocks, bark, and mulch. Most of the time, water picks up whatever is in its way and carries it down grates and pipes. This is especially true when storms hit. There, these things will build up and cause a blockage over time.

It’s a good idea to check your stormwater drains after a lot of rain. This is so that things from the environment don’t build up in your drains and cause a blockage.

If you don’t throw away your trash properly, it will pile up and block the flow of storm water. The rain can carry trash that is lying around outside into your stormwater pipes, which can clog them.

If your stormwater pipes aren’t connected the right way, your stormwater drains will always be clogged. If you find that the stormwater pipe on your property is not connected properly, call Prolific Plumbing anytime, we’re here to help!

A lot of the time, stormwater pipes don’t connect to anything and just end in the ground, which can cause clogs. Stormwater pipes have sometimes even been hooked up to the sewer, which is illegal and needs to be fixed right away by a plumbing and drainage expert.

Watch how we install a storm water pit in this area behind a customers house that was always damp.


Blockages in stormwater pits drains in Sydney aren’t always easy to spot, but there are some signs you can look for to know when to call Prolific Plumbing in Sydney. If you want to know if your stormwater pit drains might be blocked, look out for the 4 most common signs below.



If rainwater takes a long time to drain through the downpipes or overflows during heavy rain, this could mean that the stormwater connection is blocked.


If cracks appear in stormwater pit drains, it could be because tree roots are growing into the pipes.


If the stormwater pipes are blocked by things like leaves and soil, these things will mix with the stagnant water inside the pipeline and start to break down. Hydrogen sulphide gas is made when this dead organic matter breaks down.

Mould can also grow when there is too much standing water after it rains and the weather is warm. This is another sign that your stormwater pipes may be clogged.


Flooding or pools of water near stormwater inspection points are signs that stormwater drains may be clogged. When it rains, this problem could get worse and cause more damage and problems.

Wet spots on the grass near storm drain grates are another sign that water is building up in the soil in the area.

What is a Grease Trap?

A grease trap is a system within a drain or waste pipe to prevent grease from entering the wider sewer system.

While it doesn’t mean you can just put everything down the kitchen sink and your system will take care of it, it does mean that the excess oil and waste compared to a domestic kitchen won’t build up and damage the plumbing systems.

Not only does the grease trap prevent a build up of gunk in your pipes, but they can prevent contaminants from reaching the water supply – and your kitchen will be more sanitary!

There are a lot of different sized systems on the market based on your needs. A simple grease trap can handle a lower flow rate. But if you’re working on a larger scale, you may need a Grease Interceptor Trap. The sizing will depend on the plumbed-in fixtures you require in your kitchen.


How Does a Grease Trap Work?

A grease trap is a plumbing device that separates the grease, oil and excess food stuffs from the water that can safely enter the sewer system.

When the outflow from your kitchen sink enters the grease trap, the solid food particles sink to the bottom, while they lighter grease and oils float to the top. This cleaner water in the middle is then pumped into a secondary tank and returned to the regular sewer system and continues its journey as normal.

This leaves the leftover grease and solids in the first tank. After a period of time these solids will build up. This waste must be then pumped out and disposed of, you’ll need to hire a trusted contractor to dispose of this waste correctly.

Your grease trap must be installed as close to the kitchen as possible, while also being easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance. If you’re working with an experienced commercial plumber, you won’t be expected to know the best place to install your trap – we know where it should go and how it all works!

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Why choose Prolific Plumbing?

  • Locally based in the St George and Sutherland Shire
  • Upfront costs, no hidden charges
  • All the services are fully insured and licensed
  • Highly trained and certified plumbers having great communication skills
  • Emergency service is available 24 hours
  • Our emergency service ensures a quick and efficient job
  • We strive to get you the best outcome