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Catch Basin Service in Syracuse, NY

Have you ever driven through a flooded parking lot or down a street submerged in dirty rainwater? Most likely, the cause of these inconvenient high water levels is a full catch basin — also commonly referred to as a storm basin. These drains are openings with a grate placed over the top that catch pavement runoff and prevent large trash and debris from entering the city plumbing system or sewage pipes. To prevent flooding, these catch basins need regular maintenance and cleaning.

To keep your home or business’s drainage system working properly and efficiently, call the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse for catch basin cleaning and services.

What Is a Catch Basin?

Catch basins are an important part of your home or business’s drainage system, responsible for directing excess water runoff into the city drainage or sewage system. They also prevent large trash, sticks or other debris from entering the system.

A catch basin is typically located along roadways as an angled storm drain inlet with a metal grate placed over the top. Below the pipe invert is a sump that collects sediment runoff and other trash and debris that enters the drain.

Commercial and Residential Catch Basin Cleaning and Services

Over time, as your home or business’s catch basin reliably filters out garbage and other debris, it will become full and need to be cleaned. For quality and efficiency, it is recommended that your catch basin be cleaned and maintained at least once per year, or more often if your basin catches large amounts of debris. To determine if it is time to have your catch basin cleaned, check if drainage on your property appears less effective, if there is flooding nearby or if there are any unpleasant smells coming from the basin.

By keeping your catch basin properly cleaned and maintained, your home or business can experience the following benefits:

  • Removal of sediments, overall improving the aesthetics and quality of the receiving body of water
  • Prevention of flooding on your property that may cause structural or other property damages
  • Encouraging proper drainage, allowing you to properly prepare for severe weather events and keep water runoff flowing
  • Allowing more pleasing and attractive aesthetics by preventing unwanted odors that typically emit from full catch basins
  • Prevention of hazardous and inconvenient flooding throughout streets, parking lots and other paved surfaces

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse Today

If you’re looking for the best plumbing and catch basin cleaning and maintenance services in the greater Syracuse area, contact the licensed and experienced professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse. You can count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing to perform any catch basin services your home or business requires, with professionals that arrive in a timely manner and quickly diagnose the issue using sophisticated technology.

For all our customers, we provide flexible scheduling options, upfront prices and no after-hours charges. We also provide 24-hour emergency services, since we know that plumbing emergencies don't always happen during normal business hours. We’ll arrive at your location quickly and resolve the issue.

Learn more about our catch basin services or other plumbing offerings by calling us today at (315) 472-1203 or contacting us online.