what happens when a down pipe backs up.

When a downpipe backs up, water cannot flow down the pipe as intended. This can lead to water overflowing from the gutters, causing water damage to the building’s exterior and potentially flooding the surrounding area. It can also cause structural damage to the building if the water seeps into the walls or foundation. In addition, a backed-up downpipe can create a breeding ground for pests and mold, leading to health hazards for occupants. It is important to address a blocked downpipe promptly to prevent these issues from occurring.