French Drain Cleaning

Piping and rock for a french drain. D&F Plumbing, Heating and Cooling provides professional french drain cleaning services in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area.

Living in the Pacific Northwest, one thing is for sure, we experience a lot of rainy weather. And all of this rain can potentially damage your home and property, especially if it’s not redirected and drained. The best way to prevent any moisture damage is to install and maintain a french drain on your property.

What is a French Drain?

French drains go by many names including drain tiles, weeping tiles, and perimeter drains. But they all have the same function: they collect and divert groundwater before it reaches a basement or crawlspace. French drains can be installed inside of your foundation underneath the floor slab or they can be installed outside of your home beneath the ground in a slightly sloped trench filled with perforated pipes.

In outdoor systems, gravity will send water through perforated pipes to a catch basin or other form of drainage pit. In interior french drain systems or properties without slopes, water will flow to a sump pit in your basement where an electric sump pump will then send it to the storm drain system.

Signs Your Drain Tile Needs Cleaning

When your french drain is working properly, you’ll forget you even have one. But if one of the pipes becomes clogged with debris it won’t work properly. If your drain tile is experiencing some of the signs below, contact D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling for service ASAP:

  • Soggy lawn
  • Water in your basement or crawlspace
  • Water stains on your basement walls

French Drain Maintenance and Repair Services

As mentioned above, french drains can become clogged with debris. Even tree roots can infiltrate your system, so it’s important to have them regularly inspected to help keep your property from being flooded. We recommend having them cleaned and serviced at least once a year.

We use a commercial-grade electric snake for our french drain cleaning services. These tools are highly effective at breaking up any obstruction in your drain compared to traditional snakes.

Professional French Drain Cleaning Services

If you have puddles on your property, especially after a storm, it may be time to contact the professionals. Moisture, if left unattended will cause thousands of dollars in damage. Mold and mildew can also be potentially harmful to your family’s health. Don’t wait until your property becomes flooded, call D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling today — we provide quick and reliable service to all of our customers.

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