Signs Your Underground Downspout Drain is Clogged
Clogged drains of any kind can cause serious problems, including your downspouts. These underground drains are designed to redirect water away from your home either to the street, sidewalk or underground sewer line. But, when downspouts are clogged all of that water still has to go somewhere which may lead to overflowing issues, possibly damaging your downspout and foundation.
At Clog Pro Plumbing and Drain, we want you to be aware of your plumbing before an expensive mishap occurs, so look for these signs of a clogged downspout before contacting a plumber.
If your downspout is clogged, one of the first things you may notice is that your gutters will begin filling with water. Once they’re completely filled, water will leak from every gutter seam and pour over the tops of the gutter. This excessive water flow can create soil erosion right beneath the gutters.
No Sign of Rainwater Draining
Most underground downspouts drain onto the street, sidewalk or driveway. Some are also connected directly to the sewer system. Inspect your underground downspout during a time when it’s raining to make sure that water is flowing properly. If little to no water is exiting the downspout, there’s a good chance that it’s clogged.
Water Damage in Basement
One of the most common causes of water damage in the basement or crawl space is from drainage systems. This includes clogged downspouts and improperly placed downspouts. If water is draining too close to your foundation, you’ll want to check if the downspout is clogged or just empties out in a bad location.
Water Is Leaking from the Seams
If there is a heavy storm and you see water spewing out from the seams and joints of your downspout or gutters, there’s probably a blockage.
Need Drain Cleaning?
It rains often here in the Portland metro area. Don’t wait for a heavy downpour to find out that your gutters and downspouts aren’t working properly. Runoff can cause soil erosion, leaks, and roof damage. Instead, contact Clog Pro Plumbing and Drain. We’ll inspect your gutters and downspouts, ensure they’re clear of debris and working properly, then be on our way. We’ve been your local source for fast and reliable plumbing for over 27 years!
Signs Your Underground Downspout Drain is Clogged IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR
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