When most people in Nassau County, NY, hear the word drains, they think of the drains in their home that carry water from the house through a central line into the main city sewer line. While these drains are important to maintain, there is also another drainage system on the property that has been effectively managed and maintained.
Storm drains are a central feature in most homes and commercial buildings in Nassau County, NY. These drains are underground and are designed to move rainfall and other types of surface water away from buildings. Without these drainage systems, water could collect against the foundation of the building, creating structural problems and damage.
Natural Issues with Storm Drains
The design of all storm drains is effective, with a grate type of cover that leads into the drain and feeds into the main line. Unfortunately, this type of design also has its problems, and all from naturally occurring issues in the yard or along driveways, patios, walkways or other areas of the home or commercial property.
Leaves, sticks, debris, garbage and other types of materials can be carried along with rainwater, ending up on the grate of the storm drain. Some of this material, including dirt and other small particulate matter, can easily get into the drains through the grate, even if it is frequently cleaned. Hiring a drain cleaner to come in and check these areas when it is dry and easy is always the best option.
Reduce the Risk of Flooding
Hiring a drain cleaner to complete routine maintenance and cleaning is a very low-cost operation and typically takes only about an hour if nothing serious is discovered.
This small investment can pay off in heavy rain or an unseasonally wet year, particularly if the drain is slow or clogged. Once the water starts to back up, it can flood the yard area and get into the house, garage or commercial building. While a drain cleaner can address this problem as well, it is more costly, harder to do, and increases the risk of other expenses in managing water damage.
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