Downspout Drain Cleaning Services
One of The Most Tedious outdoor Plumbing Tasks
One of the most tedious outdoor plumbing tasks that people neglect is downspout drain cleaning. During the summer and fall, leaves and sticks build up in your gutters.
When it rains or snow melts, this debris is washed into your downspouts and can cause major clogging, as well as ice dams on your roof and massive icicle formations.
It’s important to ensure your downspout is clear and functioning so it can prevent your home from flooding by directing water away from your basement and main floor.
A great way to prevent your home from flooding is to check your downspouts and gutters on a monthly basis and after windy days. Remove any sticks, leaves or other debris that fell into your gutters.
It’s also important to check downspout drains and keep them clean, as they can easily become clogged during rainstorms. If you’re having trouble removing gunk and buildup by hand, grab a high-power garden hose sprayer or a hand-held plumbing snake.
You may be tempted to use a power garden snake, but avoid these if you have plastic gutters or a plastic downspout, as they can actually puncture the delicate material. Remember to clean all your drain spouts when the weather is good, not when it’s raining so you don’t panic because water is backing up the most inconvenient time.
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