Storm drains can be found all over residential and commercial areas and it is important to keep them clean and free of foreign objects and debris. Storm drains are connected to large wastewater systems like lakes and rivers. Maintaining a clean storm drain can help avoid flooding and the spread of trash into the filtration system.
Professional Drain Cleaning Process
First, professionals open the manhole or grate cover. They check for anything too large to vacuum and then remove it by hand. If there are blocked pipes, you can request a video pipe inspection as well. After that, a specialist will certainly utilize a hydro jet to blast away any type of solidified dirt or sludge to loosen it up. A vacuum hose from our jet vac truck is lowered in and also gobbles all debris and also fluid inside the grate. Excess mud on the walls surfaces of
the basin are hosed down again for an overall clean. Lastly, the grate or manhole is closed.
How to Maintain Your Storm Drain
Preventing your storm drain from clogging is easy and also constantly preventable. You can begin by periodically removing particles and also trash from the grates when you see it. Regularly cleaning areas around the drain grates can guarantee that particles won't fall under through or be swept in by drainage.
Cutting shrubs, trees, as well as raking are some instances of avoidable activities. Now, understand that there will certainly be times when things slip with the grates and unwanted build-up happens. Clearing out your drain, using a vacuum truck, or plucking out large items by hand on a regular basis can ensure the drain stays clean and clear.
How Often Should Your Storm Drain be Cleaned
We recommend cleaning out storm drains once a year. Unlike water that goes down the drains of your home or office, the water in catch basins does no undergo a filtration process before reaching local lakes and streams. Therefore, it's really important to keep these clean and free from contamination. You can do your part by never tossing trash or other hazardous materials into a storm drain. These issues become especially prevalent during the rainy seasons so if you see any drainage issues be sure to contact us at Cloud 9 Services, 407-481-2750, to have one of our storm drain cleaning contractors come out and take a look.