Persistent rain can cause a lot of trouble to your home if the stormwater drainage system is not given the right attention. If you need your home's stormwater drainage system to pass water freely, especially during the rainy spell when the drainage system is often busiest, here are a couple of maintenance tips you can follow.
Keep your landscape clean.
By failing to dispose of the rubbish that is generated within your home properly, you might cause trouble to your stormwater drainage system. When litter such as plastic wrapping bags, dried leaves, branches, and grass clippings is left lying around your yard, it can be carried into the stormwater drainage pit when it rains. If the litter is allowed to accumulate inside the drainage pit, it will cause backup.
In order to ensure that litter does not end up in your stormwater drainage pit when it rains, it is important that you ensure proper rubbish disposal in your home. Once you are done mowing the lawn, make sure you pick up large grass clippings left behind using a lawn rake and dispose of the grass clippings in a compost pit, for example.
As for recyclable waste such as plastic wrapping bags, you might need to put the bags in a skip bin so that the bags can be picked up by a waste disposal company and taken to a recycling facility. This way, the rubbish produced in your home will be properly disposed of and it will not cause your stormwater drainage pit to back up.
Clean your stormwater drainage pit periodically.
Aside from ensuring that rubbish does not go into your stormwater drainage system, you will need to clean the system on a routine basis to rid of sediment that may settle in the bottom part of the pit. This is because stormwater often carries along sand, clay or silt that will accumulate inside the drainage system over time.
You should scrape out the accumulated sediment and flush your stormwater drainage system with pressurized water from time to time to ensure that you get full service out of the drainage system when it rains. Do the cleaning job more often than usual during a rainy spell because more sediment is likely to be carried into your stormwater drainage pit at this time.
If you can keep your landscape clean and clean your stormwater drainage pit frequently enough, you can be sure of getting the best service from your stormwater drainage system.Share