Catch basins are intended to hold leaves, dirt, and debris traveling with rain run-off on the surrounding ground. By keeping these foreign materials out of the outlet pipe it prevents overflow during heavy periods of rain.
A clog can happen when smaller materials like food wrappers, plastics, other common litter, and dirt get washed into the basin. Over time this material can accumulate and cause the connection to the sewer to clog. Resulting in the water not being able to drain and causing the basin to overflow.
Another common reason catch basins clog is a lack of maintenance. Without proper cleaning, a clog can cause water to flood the surrounding area causing health and safety hazards for vehicles or pedestrians. Scheduling preventative maintenance on catch basins is one way to avoid injury caused by negligence. Trouble Shooters recommends that businesses clean out their catch basins at least every 2 years.
If you are interested in obtaining a quote on preventative catch basins maintenance or want to request more information call us at 416-291-9444.