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How Do Rainheads and Sumps Work?

February 14, 2020

If you are residing in a place where rain is always present, then you might want to construct and design your home or property that can withstand heavy rain. One thing that you must consider in designing your home is the layout and structure of your roof. A roof with just a flat surface will be catastrophic for your home since the rainwater can easily penetrate your interior. This penetration will then result in flooding of the interior, surface deterioration, and moulding presence on your home.

A Convenient Solution

One effective solution in preventing any rainwater penetration and damage on your property is through rainheads. Rainheads are part of a building’s defence mechanism against water overflow on your roof. Overflowing on the roof frequently causes damage, flooding, and other related effects on your property’s interior.

Fortunately, rainheads are containers that are created to serve as a remedy to roof water accumulation problems. They are installed between the gutter and downpipe to effectively drain the water away from your roof. With the rainhead installed, the water surges from the roof are minimised and that the water overflow inside the building is prevented.

One alternative of rain heads are sumps. Sumps are water container reservoir that can be installed below your property and are connected to your rain gutter system. They can drain the collected water from your roof and its rain gutter system and release it away from your home’s interior. Depending on your preference, the water can be used for watering your plants and many more.

As rain falls, the water on your roof is then diverted to your rain gutter system. The rainwater will then cross the pipes down to either your rainhead or your sumps.

Customisation Options

Rainheads have some customisation options for you to choose from. Your rainhead can be round, box, curved, tapered, or segmented. Sumps, on the other hand, have a lot of material and size options that will be suitable for your rainwater diversion needs. Both of these helpful tools come in a variety of finishes and sizes that can match residential and industrial applications.

In choosing your rainhead and sump, you must know first the rainfall intensity on your area, the occurrence of rain, and building use. After all, you just want some accessories that can help you lessen the risk of overflowing your roof from rainwater. At the same time, you just want these accessories to match your existing property design.

Rainheads and sumps are important to make sure that your property will not get flooded and damaged whenever the rain falls. If you want to know more about rainheads and sumps, you can give us a call at Jonda.

(03) 9457 1280

16 Kylta Rd, Heidelberg West VIC 3081
office@jonda.com.au