There’s nothing like plumbing system issues to ruin your day. Whether it’s a stopped-up toilet or a flooded yard from a blocked drain, it can halt all of your plans until you figure out what’s wrong and how to fix it. And with hurricane season upon us—and lots of rain—it’s time to keep an eye out for something that could cause major issues: clogs in your outdoor drains.

What Clogs Outdoor Drains

Many things can clog your outdoor drain system. You can get a clogged drain from something as simple as grass covering the drain opening or mud and debris washing into the pipes after flooding. Blockages in your drain systems are inevitable. If small blockages are ignored, though, they can turn into bigger—and very expensive—problems down the road.

How To Unclog Outdoor Drains

It’s best to stay on top of maintenance for your outdoor drains. Keep up with clearing outdoor drains by routinely inspecting the drain openings and exits for obstructions blocking up water. Is your outside drain blocked, but there is no obstruction in sight? The issue may lie beneath the surface. If you remove the drain cover and see the blockage, and you feel it’s something you can handle, you can typically remove the obstruction using a drainage rod, a garden hose, and a bucket.

If you can’t see the blockage, or you aren’t confident in your ability to properly remove it, it’s time to call a professional plumber.

Call Flotechs For An Outdoor Drain Clog Emergency

Flotechs Plumbing offers same-day drain clearing for those problems that just can’t wait. During the drain clearing, one of our experts can also review your plumbing system for signs of corrosion and monitor water pressure and backflow to ensure the issue isn’t likely to repeat.

Call our 24-hour emergency service and we’ll respond quickly to offer drainage solutions — 1844-FLOTECH.