Storm drains, catch basins, sump pumps, sump pits, these are all vital to keeping your home moisture and flood-free. However, these parts of your home are hidden from view and are rarely talked about unless there is a problem. Water/moisture build-up can be subtle until the cause problems like mold or flooding – then they are a huge issue. So, here is some information on how your home’s storm sewer system works.

Runoff, Flood Prevention, and More

Your home uses two types of sewer systems. The first is the waste disposal system connected to your toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc. The second is the stormwater system that removes moisture and rainwater from your home.

Your stormwater system may consist of a gutter system that directs water to a drain, trench, or sump pit. From there, the stormwater washes into the city drain and is drained into local streams and rivers.

Debris are usually the big problem when it comes to the proper function of these systems. Dead leaves, sticks, moss, and shingle granules can stop up your gutters. All of the above, plus stones or garbage can get caught up in your drain, trench, or sump pit. An efficiently working stormwater system depends upon regular cleaning and maintenance.

Here at Clog Busters, LLC, we offer catch basin and gutter cleaning and maintenance services. If your storm drain or stormwater removal system seems to be backing up, clogged, or is causing flooding in your basement – contact us today!

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