Area Drain Cleaning
Serving Portland OR | Beaverton OR | Clackamas OR | Vancouver WA
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 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, affecting your quality of life. Below are the most common signs your area drain has a clog.
- Pooling water
- Smelly odors
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The Importance of Area Drain Cleaning
Since many area drains are located in low-lying areas, grass trimmings, sticks, leaves, and trash will accumulate and lead to standing water on your property. Stagnant water is not only a nuisance but it creates the perfect environment for insects including flies and mosquitos to breed. Having these insects around can potentially create a health hazard as these insects are known to carry and transfer bacteria or diseases.
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, we service and clean drains of all types including area drains and gutters and downspouts. We’re your one-stop for all plumbing needs.
Yard Drain Cleaning Proces
When we come to your home or business for area drain cleaning our process typically looks as follows.
- We’ll remove the area drain grate.
- Suck out all the debris
- Flush out the drainage pipes with a sewer jetter
- Inspect the system
- Re-attach the drain grate
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 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!
Area Drain Cleaning in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
Serving the Portland OR Metro, Clark County, and Surrounding Areas