Catch Basin Maintenance Tips
Catch Basin is in important part of the external drainage system, please read more about it maintenance.
Hire a professional sewer cleaning service for best results
For a thorough catch basin cleaning and maintenance, it is best to get in touch with a professional sewer cleaning service or an emergency plumber. These professionals will know what exactly needs to be done to maintain your catch basin in the best condition.
A catch basin is a part of the sewer system meant to trap the debris in sewage or flood water and prevent it from being carried into drains. Catch basin cleaning is thus very important as a blocked catch basin poses the risk of flooding in your premises.

If your premises have been waterlogged at certain areas, soggy patches in the lawn despite having a catch basin could result from a clogged catch basin. Regular catch basin cleaning and maintenance keep these problems away.

Here are 5 tips that will help you maintain your catch basin and prevent flooding of your premises.

Keep the grates clear


If you live in an area that experiences heavy downpour and frequent flooding, then your catch basin is obviously getting a lot of inflow of debris and dirt. These tend to build up and clog the grating of the catch basin through which the water is supposed to pass.

To prevent your catch basin from overflowing, clear any debris and dirt from the grating. Also, keep the catch basin clean and the passage clear, particularly during the rainy season. This will save you from a drain blockage or perhaps a full drain replacement, which would require the attention of an emergency plumber.

Do not dump waste in the catch basin

Do not dump any kind of waste into the catch basin, even if it is degradable waste. This may clog the catch basin. Also, the waste may end up in sewage water, which eventually lands in nearby water bodies, thereby harming the environment too.

Do not leave the catch basin uncovered

A catch basin should never be left uncovered. Keeping your catch basin open with no lid on may cause more debris and dirt to enter. In addition, during routine maintenance, when the catch basin is open, do not leave it unattended.

Make sure your outlet traps are working fine

If your catch basin has outlet traps, make sure that they are in a serviceable condition. Outlet traps are an added layer of filtering for sewage water. They trap any debris that may have made their way past the catch basin grates. These outlet traps tend to rust over time and wear out. So replace the outlet traps if they are worn out and not in a good condition.

Hire a professional sewer cleaning service for best results

For a thorough catch basin cleaning and maintenance, it is best to get in touch with a professional sewer cleaning service or an emergency plumber. These professionals will know what exactly needs to be done to maintain your catch basin in the best condition.

20/08/2019