Most people don’t give storm drains a second thought until faced with the tropical-storm-like weather conditions South Florida’s been having. A normal amount of rain for us in June is about 8 inches. Between June 1st and June 7th alone, South Florida received over 19 inches of rain.
Storm drains were designed to collect excess water, and channel it away from buildings, parking lots and any other areas where water might pool and cause damage. In South Florida, where the rainy season starts in May and continues through November, it is absolutely essential to have a drainage system that can quickly and efficiently remove all standing water. A clogged storm drain negates this function, which could lead to disastrous results.
How many times have you driven past a certain restaurant or a particular store because of a flooded parking lot? Let’s face it. Nobody wants to remove their shoes and hike up their pants to enter a business. But with regular and proper maintenance, that shouldn’t be an issue.
If the blockage is minor, sweeping the grate with a broom should take care of the problem. If that doesn’t correct the matter, the next step is removing the grate to inspect and clear away whatever debris may be causing the blockage, which could be at the beginning, at the end, or within the drain. A professional should be called at this point.
When maintained properly, your storm drain should not be a major concern. If it’s not draining suitably, let the experts at Raider Rooter resolve your problem. With years of experience serving Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade, our goal is to provide quality service at affordable prices. Give us a call at 866.6RAIDER, or visit us online to schedule an appointment.
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