One of the challenges in owning a home in Nassau County, NY, or anywhere in the area, is recognizing the early signs that something in the home or on the property is not functioning correctly.
While most people assume that issues with erosion, standing water in the yard or sudden issues with plants in the landscaping are unrelated issues, they may well be the first signs you need to hire a professional drain cleaner to remove a blockage from your storm drain and catch basin.
Recognizing the early problems that signal the need for a drain cleaner can help you to address the problem, reduce any repair costs and to also preserve your landscaping while also preventing any potential damage to or around the foundation of your home.
In low areas of the yard, storm drains are used to carry this water away and into the sewer lines. When there is a heavy rainfall or spring melt, there may be a large volume of water in the system, and it may be slow to drain. However, if the water stands in the area for more than a few hours, there may well be a blockage on your property in the drain.
Water Leaks in the Basement
Depending on where your home is in relation with the lower areas of the yard, and the storm drains, signs of water seeping into the basement, or a moldy or musty smell downstairs is a sure sign you need to call a drain cleaner service. This is important as continual moisture around the home can cause the foundation to shift, resulting in cracks and damage that can be expensive to repair.
Water at the Downspout
Another quick sign to look for on your Nassau County, NY, property is problems in the areas around the downspouts not draining. With an effectively working storm drain system, this water should move from the downspout to the lower level and into the drain, but water sitting in the soil can prevent this from happening, resulting in problems with your foundation.