Most of you are probably wondering what Catch Basins is and what its for. Catch basins are related to plumbing and draining services. Probably not the first thing on your list that you want to read about. Evidently though, it is important, because it prevents litter from going into the sewers. You normally see them near the curbs or even in backyards of houses. It is important to keep our environment clean so that means keeping the sewers clean as well. It is important to keep the sewers clean, since sewers flow into streams. Catch Basins act like a shield.
Catch basins are very vital for homeowners. If and when water begins overflowing, the larger problem of basement flooding will commence. This, in the end, will produce a decline of the buildings foundation. In addition, and what I believe to be much more dangerous it can cause accidents. Riding a motorcycle is already dangerous as it is, but as motorists are riding on the streets, they could slip because of the build up of water.
You’re probably also thinking what can I do to lessen the damage and help with Catch Basin cleaning. You can try to avoid these objects getting into the catch basins: litter, car fluids (oils, gas, antifreeze, etc.), metals, sediments, leaves, sand, dirt, grit and/or soil. For starters, if you are cleaning up leaves in the yard, it is crucial to not blow them into the street. Make sure to rack them up and bag the leaves. There are services that will come pick it up for you. It is also imperative that you don’t park your car on top of the basins. Why? A car obviously has a lot of weight to it, so it will cause too much pressure for the basin. Lastly, make sure no oil goes near the basin. Just like when you are frying something in the kitchen and your told not to dump the grease down the drain. It is the same thing really. If you click watch the video it will show you how to maintain your catch basin. Watch the video here.
If you care about your community or your home or neighborhood for that matter, you will do your part by trying to maintain and protect your surroundings. If you’re obsessed with keeping inside your house clean why not do the same for the outside? If left, and not cleaned the pollutants can lead to dangerous garbage levels, which are costly to get rid of. And who really wants to waste their money on that. Help keep mother nature a clean and sanctuary place.
Some information that also might be of use to homeowners is the benefits of a garage floor catch basin. It functions by avoiding water dripping from your car and seemingly; it guarantees that no polluted water ends up on your driveway. I don’t know about you, but my dad would love this. When a garage floor catch basin is installed, it is critical to make sure that the floor is somewhat inclined. This is so that the water flows in the direction of the drain.
If you do not have a garage floor catch basin your garage floor might be already built that inclines downhill in the direction of your driveway. This makes sure that the water will drain outside and not build up in the garage I know some people really take pride of their garages, so keeping it sterile is important. If a garage floor catch basin isn’t an option, or something you want to install in your garage, then maybe you should consider installing an elevated concrete floor.