Area Drain Cleaning

Drain in the middle of a yard. D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling provides area drain cleaning services in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas.

Area drains, also known as yard drains, are quite common. They’re used on properties that have an underground swimming pool or extensive landscaping. Area drains work similar to your bathtub drain and they help prevent your yard from flooding. However, as with other drains, area drains can clog too. D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling cleans and services area drains!

How Does a Yard Drain Work?

Area drains consist of an underground catch basin covered by a grate. Runoff water is directed to the yard drain and then flows to a municipal storm drain, a nearby street or a dry well. Area drains may also be designed to direct water to a drainage field or retaining area.

Signs Your Area Drain is Clogged

Just like your indoor drains, area drains can also get clogged. Though outdoor flooding may not seem like a big deal, it can lead to indoor leaking and extensive property damage. Knowing when to call a plumber for a cleaning service will help you prevent the major issues associated with a backup. Below are the most common signs your area drain has a clog.

  • Pooling water on your property
  • Backups and overflows
  • Smelly odors from your yard drain

Area Drain Cleaning Maintenance

We recommend having your yard drain serviced at least once a year, especially in the fall because this is a time when leaves will start to clog your drainage system. If your roof gutters and downspouts connect with your area drain, they’ll need cleaning too. Avoiding drainage maintenance can often lead to severe clogs and costly repairs later. At D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, we service and clean drains of all types including area drains and gutters and downspouts. We’re your one-stop for all plumbing needs.

What Does Yard Drain Cleaning Include?

With the experts at D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, yard drain cleaning doesn’t need to be a long or complicated process! We strive to provide fast and effective services that will clear out your drain in no time. When we come to your home or business for area drain cleaning our process typically looks as follows.

  1. We’ll remove the area drain grate.
  2. Suck out all the debris
  3. Flush out the drainage pipes by hydro jetting
  4. Inspect the system
  5. Re-attach the drain grate

What to Do if Your Yard is Flooding

If your yard is flooding, you’ll want to get help from a professional as quickly as possible. Especially here in the Pacific Northwest, heavy rains can lead to widespread flooding that may even leak into your basement. To prevent water from accumulating near your foundation, it’s best to get emergency plumbing services as soon as you can. When you need help fast, you can count on D & F! Our team is available to ensure there is always somebody who can address the problem, whether it’s 1 PM or 1 AM. Don’t wait until the damage spreads – call us today!

Professional Area Drain Cleaning Services

If you are experienced a drainage issue with your area drain, it’s best that you contact a professional who understands these systems and their designs. The plumbing contractors at D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are experienced in all types of plumbing, whether it’s inside of your home or out, and we’ll address any drainage issue. So if you need your area drain cleaned in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area contact us! We look forward to serving you!

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