When you’re facing a downpour outside, you don’t want to be out there trying to get your drainage system fixed up. Even if a small puddle that doesn’t drain properly can result in irreversible damage to your yard.
To keep this catastrophe from happening, you’ll have to maintain your drainage system the right way. Maintaining a drainage system can be intimidating, but there are ways to make it easier on yourself.
Keep Your Drains Unclogged
If you see puddles forming in certain places around your yard, and these spots didn’t use to form puddles, you’ll probably need to get your drains cleaned. If you don’t pay attention to your drainage system, many types of debris can start to clutter it, such as leaves and grass. If puddles are forming because of a clogged drainage system, you can do a few things to deal with the issue.
First of all, if you’re going to clean your system yourself, wear protective gear, so you don’t injure yourself. Once you’re wearing the right gear, remove any obstruction that shouldn’t be in your drainage system, such as rocks, leaves, and grass.
Next, get your grates opened and get rid of any debris that had fallen through. Some pieces of debris can still be large enough to cause clogging, even if they are small enough to pass through your grates.
When you think you’re done with cleaning, pour some water down your drain to confirm whether or not the clog has been eliminated.
Other Drainage Tips We Recommend
Cleaning your drains is definitely effective when there’s clutter, but there are other ways for you to take care of your drainage system. One thing you can do is get a downspout screen installed. This is a more proactive approach because they keep debris from getting into drainage holes from the start. With downspout screens, you cut down on the time needed for maintenance since debris doesn’t pile up as quickly.
You can also avoid placing any rigid objects inside of your drains. While they may be useful for getting obstructions out of your drains, they can damage the pipes, which does more harm than good long-term. With too much damage, your drainage pipe will have to get replaced, which is a much bigger hassle than simply unclogging your pipes.
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