Stafford is a northern suburb of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. It is a post-World War II residential suburb located eight kilometers north of central Brisbane. Kedron Brook is positioned on its southern border and the north is adjoined by Stafford Heights. The area was originally called the Happy Valley. Some locals say that the name originated from the fact that Sir Thomas Brisbane for whom the city is named after was an officer in the Staffordshire Brigade – a Stafford Knot is featured in the city’s coat-of-arms.
The suburb highlights some original Queenslander-style dwellings and a substantial number of post-war Queensland Housing Commission homes on quarter-acre blocks built around the 1940s and 1950s. Considering an area of that age, a large number of Stafford’s residents are mostly elderly people, as well as a number of families of a younger generation. As recorded in the 2011, the population reached 6,041 and counting.
Since most of the dwellings are already old, its water systems underneath are also quite old as well which tends to make it prone to damages. When these lines get cracked, it potentially invites sand and dirt which buildup and leads to blockage of water. Tree roots also crawls its way to its nearest supply of water underneath, these openings give way to these roots to clog the pipes and further aggravate the damage. Grease, oil and even food are intentionally or unintentionally washed down kitchen sinks and drains in every household. When these are not cleared, it leads to water going back up the source. The returned water can also pose health risks and threat since these water are dirtier than the time it initially slithered down the drain.
For help or expert advice to drain cleaning and blocked drains prevention, residents of Stafford can call DCB on 0408 738 868.