The Anaheim area has experienced quite a lot of rain in recent weeks, and while we’d certainly prefer that over drought, it can be pretty problematic for our area drains. Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to prevent a flood from happening in the first place. Here’s what our experts suggest:
Test Drains In Advance
Pour some water down your area drains before the skies open up and send buckets pouring into your yard. You’ll want to confirm that water is traveling through the drain and out into the street, or common area drain if you live in an association or community.
Check-In With Neighbors
If you’re part of an association or community, there’s a good chance that your area drains may run through neighboring yards. Or worse, theirs may be emptying out into yours! Be sure to request a layout of your community’s drainage system in advance, and get neighbors on board with pre-storm prep to be on the safe side.
Have a Blow Bag Handy
A blow bag is a simple tool that can be attached to any hose. When placed down a clogged drain it fills with hose water and expands, and can help knock the clogged debris free. Be advised! If you’re tempted to try to wriggle your clog free with a cable – don’t! If a cable is put down an area drain, you run the risk of it getting wrapped up in roots. That’s an automatic trenching job, and a costly one at that.
Sometimes, no matter how hard we prepare, disaster still strikes. If you’ve tried to clear a clogged area drain with a blow bag, but it still looks like the great lakes have taken up residence in your yard, call Baker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter. We’ll bring in the big guns – namely, the hydro jets! Our high-pressure hydrojetting system will blast away debris simply and safely.
We’re available 24/7/365 to tackle any emergency plumbing issue you may encounter, anytime. Just dial 714-630-8766 – and consider it solved.