Why Storm Drains Should Only Be Cleaned By Experts

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Storm drains are common in more rural properties of America, as well as in city areas that have a lot of built-up concrete or asphalt surfaces which do not allow water to properly drain. If you have one on your property, then it is possible you have noticed it not clearing out or draining as it should. There are many reasons why storm drains can get clogged, and none of them should be fixed by someone without professional training. While it might seem a bit silly why you can't clean something as solid as a storm drain on your own, the reasons are often far more complicated than they may seem at first glance.


Storm drains are never something to be trifled with, especially larger ones that you can actually get inside. If anything goes wrong while you are down inside of them, such as you slipping on a slimy surface or a rush of rainwater suddenly pouring down, then you have virtually no avenue of escape. Professional storm drain cleaning crews work in groups to avoid these precarious situations and have a lot of training to know how to deal with them if they do occur. Never try to clean a storm drain out by yourself, or you can very easily get injured.


The effort to reward ratio in storm drain cleaning is very low if you do not have professional tools. Simply trying to unblock something with a hose or your bare hands is almost always going to take several days, perhaps weeks, to see any real progress. On the other hand, professionals can clean out and remove all debris in a matter of hours due to high tech pressure hoses and an arsenal of more niche tools suited for any situation they may come across. Is it really worth a mountain of cuts and bruises on your hands to do half as good a job as the professionals?


That storm drain you are cleaning may not actually be your property. If the storm drain is merely on your street and not on your physical premises, then likely it is run by the city and you have to get them involved if you want it cleaned. The easiest way to do this is with a storm drain cleaning company, which often deals with these requests and helps you get the right applications so the drain can be cleared and work as it was intended. Doing it on your own can get you in a lot of trouble. 

Contact a local storm drain cleaning service to learn more.


12 May 2021

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