Clean those drains, before it rains…
Don’t get caught in the rain. Remember, we live in the Great Northwest and the wet weather is on its way. Now, before the days of rains begin, it’s time to clean-up and repair the drains near and around the exterior of your home.
What are the types of drains around the exterior of your home? Most homes have water draining systems such as:
- Down spouts
- Curbside and street-side waste water drains with grates
Debris of all kinds can fill and impede the functioning of your home’s gutter system. If you’ve got coniferous and deciduous trees surrounding your home, you most likely have tree debris in your gutters right now.
Tree debris, when flushed by the rain, can quickly cause poor gutter drainage, and in some cases cause damage to your gutter system. Malfunctioning gutters can create small flooding areas around your home’s foundation.
Clean your gutters when the debris is dry, and before it causes gutter damage and down spout blockage.
Downspouts, that are installed properly, allow water from your gutters to drain away from your home’s foundation.
Inspect all your home’s downspouts for any signs of visible damage and questionable placement. Test your downspouts’ functionality by running water through them with a garden house. This test should flush out any dry debris that may have accumulated. And, maybe you’ll discover that missing toy your son or daughter lost over the summer.
Curbside and street-side waste water drains with grates
If your city or county street cleaning crew hasn’t done so already, help your neighborhood out by cleaning a curbside or street-side waste water drain grate.
Help your home, and your neighbors, by cleaning any foliage and garbage away from nearby curbside or street-side waste water drain grates.
If you’re uncomfortable or feel unsafe doing so, then report the blockage to your city or county street cleaning department. Sometimes, curbside or street-side waste water drain grates are blocked by dead animals. Argh!!
Any of the aforementioned drain issues may require professional help. Gutters on homes can be unsafe to clean or even unapproachable for some home owners. Exterior drainage systems may need repair and/or replacement as well.
If exterior drain issues are outside of your DIY comfort zone, Clark County Plumbing and Drain are SW Washington’s leading drain experts. Local and reliable, Clark County Plumbing and Drain can help you maintain your home’s exterior drains, interior drains, and sewage lines.
Don’t get caught in the rain with clogged drains. Contact Clark County Plumbing at 360-210-7933 today, or visit their website. Clark County Plumbing is a proud member of the Home Services Network of SW Washington (HSNWA). Visit the HSNWA website and snag a $25 off coupon for Clark County Plumbing and Drain’s services.