Storm Drain: Functions, Problems, and Solutions

Rainy days are here again and people now expect flooding in the paved streets, parking lots, and driveways. But if there’s a clear and effective storm drain, say goodbye to those problems.

How does a storm drain work?

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Storm drainage systems are designed to drain out the water after a storm (e.g. heavy rains, melting of snow). This helps prevent the accumulation of water and flooding in certain areas.

In all Toronto establishments (residential, commercial, industrial, and government), these drain systems are crucial to minimizing hassles and property damages. Weather can be unpredictable and we’ll never know when the next heavy rain will occur. That’s why these drain systems are crucial and they have to work all year round.

Storm drains take away the water. If the accumulated water is allowed to stay in a certain area (for long periods), these might cause hassles and damages.

Flooding and property damages

In Toronto, you see many floor areas (e.g. roads, driveways) made from concrete and asphalt. If they are exposed daily and in long periods (especially floods), they might develop cracks and deformities.

Concrete and asphalt are slightly soluble in water. This means regular exposure to water can dissolve some parts of the roads and other concrete and asphalt surfaces. At first, the damages won’t be visible. But daily rains and floods that don’t subside will eventually make a mark on those surfaces.

Damage to cars, tires, and other objects

Storm water also accumulates in parking lots, paved streets, and even garages. The flood might reach those areas especially during consistent and heavy rains.

The result is that all the objects that pass through those areas will be exposed to the storm water. Cars and other vehicles will need to get through those water. Dirt and grime will stick to the cars and tires as a result.

The scenario gets worse if the cars are partially immersed for some time. The car engines and other parts will be prone to damages. This results to expensive repairs and replacements.

Aside from cars, other objects are also normally present within flooded areas. Plants and outdoor furniture are also nearby. Garden plants and flowers might die because of immersion in water for a long time. You might also see some deformities on the wooden furniture outside.

The outdoor walls and fences might also receive some of the damage. These might need repairs, repaint, and replacements after the flood subsides.

Hassles to residents, employees, and other people

Because of a clogged drain, accumulated storm water can also cause hassles to people.

For instance, when there are flooded paved streets, it gets harder to drive and maneuver. The drivers are also extra careful so the water doesn’t splash too much.

In parking lots around commercial and government establishments, parking the car becomes an extra chore. They want to avoid the water because they need to protect their cars from storm water.

Maybe the employees and the staff will need to park far away. Or maybe they have no choice but to park where the storm water is. Whatever the case, it’s a hassle for everyone. It becomes an extra challenge to go to work.

Unnecessary expenses for property repairs

Property damage repairs can be really expensive. This is the case especially if the damages are the result of long-term exposure to storm water.

Aside from being an eye sore, long-staying storm water will soak floors, walls, cars, plants, furniture items, and other objects. Some of the water might even go to the gardens and ruin the landscaping.

In all these cases, you have to spend some money to undo all the damages. These might include repairing, repainting, and replacements. These are all costly and there might be unexpected expenses later on during the repairs.

If the problem is recurring due to a blocked storm drain, the expenses add up. The repairs needed might be costlier than before. In time, these repairs might lead to total replacements which are more expensive.

The quick solution: storm drain cleaning and repair

To avoid all of the above problems, a storm drain cleaning will help you save money.

You won’t have to worry much during heavy rains. You have the peace of mind that your storm drain system will drain out all the water.

If the storm drainage are clear, you will prevent the accumulation of water in parking lots, driveways, paved streets, and other areas.

Clearing the drains is a quick and effective solution to drain out the water and minimize the property damages.

Heavy rain last night?

This morning you saw accumulated storm water in your street and in your parking lot. One reason it got to that is because of the clogged drains.

Clogs and solid debris will block the water from passing through. Instead of going into the sewer system or bodies of water, the water stays in one location.

The straightforward solution is to remove the clog using powerful tools. Professionals often utilize quality equipment for the job. They completely remove the clog and ensure water is flowing out freely.

If you noticed a swamped garden or water that doesn’t subside in your area, one suggestion is to ask for a professional drain cleaning service. This way, the water will completely subside and even it will rain again tonight, you won’t worry about the floods.

Professional Toronto storm drain services

Experienced professionals have the expertise and powerful tools to clear out the clogs. They also repair the warped drainage pipes so water can freely flow out.

Maybe there’s already flood in your area. Our team of drain professionals can take care of that. We will work on the drains and remove anything that blocks the water.

If you suspect you have blocked drains, we can also confirm that. We perform thorough inspections to confirm the problem. Then, we use our powerful tools to completely remove the debris if there’s any.

A proper storm drain cleaning will actually help you save money upfront and in the long run. You enjoy a worry-free life even during heavy rains. That’s because the storm drainage system is properly working all day and all night.

If you need professional drain cleaning services, our experienced team can handle residential, commercial, and industrial requests. You can call us now at +1 416-858-4444 for a no-obligation and FREE consultation.

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