If you have stepped outside your home or business here in Southwest Florida then there is no doubt that you have likely seen a storm drain. They can be seen on most street corners and in many parking lots. Sometimes called a catch basin, these drains remove rainwater from the street and the surrounding property. If they become clogged, the water can back up and flood the area. That’s why it is so important to call a professional to help keep your storm drain clear of debris — after all, the last thing you want is damaged property. At Avis, our team has the experience and equipment to get the job done.
How does a storm drain work? When it rains, the water runs down the street and into a storm drain, but what happens then? At that point, the water will likely be transported to a local waterway. This is accomplished by using a system of culverts, drainage ditches, and underground piping. It is important to know that typically this water does not go to a sewer treatment facility but instead goes directly to a pond, river, or creek. This is why it is so important to be careful about what goes down a storm drain!
If the storm drain doesn’t function properly due to being clogged with debris or being damaged — especially after a big hurricane like Irma and all the rain from the summer months — it will lead to flooding and possibly even property damage.
There are multiple parts to a storm water drain:
- Storm water grate
- Storm drain covers
- Storm drain pipe
Since 1956 we have been helping the people of Lee and Collier counties with all of their storm drain needs. As a full-service company, we have the ability to not only clear out catch basin clogs but to repair storm drain covers as well as your storm drain pipe and grates.
From repairs to preventive maintenance, installation, and service, we can handle all of your storm drain and plumbing needs. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so no matter what time of day or night you need us, we will be there to help with our state-of-the-art technology that allows us to quickly diagnose the issue and find a solution.
The best time to find the right plumbing company is before you need one. That means there is no time like right now to give Avis a call. Whether you are a homeowner in Fort Myers or a commercial business in Naples, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have and are always here for you to perform a preventive maintenance check — or to help you clean up after a hurricane like Irma.
If you are in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, or Naples area and you’re concerned about your storm drain plumbing and feel your storm drains may need cleaning after the weather we’ve had recently, give us a call today. With our trained and experienced technicians and cutting edge technology, we ensure the job is done right the first time and for a price that won’t break the bank.
Need storm drain cleaning services? Give us a call today at Avis Plumbing & Air Conditioning, (239) 481-1511. We are open 24/7 to assist with any storm drain emergencies you might have.