Why Drain Cleaning When It Rains Is So Important
Today is a rainy Wednesday in Orange County as we write this, and for most OC homeowners the rare spring showers are a welcome sight. Rain boosts lawn growth, brings flowers and vegetation, and of course gives our kids a chance to jump in the biggest puddles they can find. But for those with outdoor drains in their yard, the last few days of steady Orange County rainfall can bring flooding, landscape disasters, and expensive yard excavations. In short, outdoor drains need protection from the Spring rain.
What are outdoor drains, & HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR'S IS CLOGGED?
Outdoor drains help keep water from pooling in the yard or around the house, but when they become clogged with leaves, mud, or underground roots, they’ll do just the opposite. There are a few different types of outdoor drains, each of which has different risks for clogging. Downspout drains typically consist of a corrugated plastic pipe that run to the ground and lets out several feet from the house. Some drains are sunk into the concrete in the driveway or near the edge of your house.
These carry water via PVC pipe directly to the street gutter, where it flows into a nearby storm drain. Landscape drains are similar but are located in low spots in the lawn or yard. Standing water in the yard or driveway is the clearest indicator of a clog in this type of drain.
If your outdoor drain is clogged in Orange County, call Scott English Plumbing at (949)579-2770 and for a limited time get $50 off hydro-jetting – it might just be the best option for you!
HOW PROFESSIONALS CLEAR DRAINS: HYDRO-JETTING IN ORANGE COUNTY
Often yard or landscape drain clogs in Orange County are caused by an excess of organic materials flowing into the drain and becoming trapped. Leaves, twigs, silt, and drifting garbage can all gum up the works. Scott English Plumbing has specific tools to clear even the deepest clogs without damaging the pipes. And has thousands of five star reviews to prove it.
Hydro-jetting in Orange County is likely the most commonly used method for clearing outdoor drains. This involves mechanically feeding a high-pressure hose into the drainpipe to break apart and wash away blockages. If roots have grown through the pipe and are obstructing water flow, our certified technician will address it with a hydro-jetter.
HOW TO PREVENT CLOGGEDOUTDOOR DRAINS
The short answer is regular maintenance before there is a problem. The best way to prevent clogs in outdoor drains is by keeping them clean. This simply means gathering any leaves that pile up around the drain, cleaning the gutters regularly, and periodically washing out drains with a garden hose. Installing grates or screens over any exposed drains will also help. It’s also a good idea to have all outdoor drainage systems inspected annually by Scott English Plumbing for problems like root interference or cracked pipes.
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About Scott English Plumbing
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