Storm drains (also called storm sewers) are channels used to drain excess water. They are the low-sitting metal grates you typically see in curbs, street corners, and parking lots. Gravity allows rainwater and groundwater to flow off paved surfaces into the drains, where it is then carried off into nearby natural bodies of water. Without public storm drains, excess water would have nowhere to go and streets would become dangerously flooded after storms.
Private storm drains are just as important as public ones. Every residential building has its own ground-level storm drain, which is fed into by rainwater collected in roof gutters. However, because residential gutter openings do not always have protective grates, they are more prone to gathering debris. In addition to backing up the gutters themselves, debris can make its way through your gutters and clog your storm drain. Backups will slow the flow of water through your storm drain system and ultimately lead to flooding if not dealt with. Therefore, it is imperative to have your storm drain professionally cared for.
We at Degler Waste Services have done professional storm drain cleaning for decades. We can thoroughly clean and clear out your drain so that it may continue to do its job. Our priority is keeping your storm drain system in top shape. We take care of everything so you don’t have to worry. Contact us today for more information. We are more than happy to help you.