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None are more familiar with how catch basins work than those unfortunate few who have dropped their keys or cell phone into one. Catch basins are intended to hold leaves, debris, and other solid materials that find their way to streets and sidewalks. Several catch basins are placed on any given street, typically by curbs. Catch basins work to keep these foreign materials out of the water supply and reduce overflow during periods of heavy rain.
Catch basins can be found pretty much anywhere in a city or town; basins in residential areas are typically maintained by city employees—the cost of which is part of a homeowner's water bill. Business owners, however, are responsible for ensuring that the catch basin located on their property is properly maintained. A neglected or clogged catch basin can cause water and debris to flood onto the streets, creating health and safety hazards for pedestrians, businesses, and motorists.
Most catch basins are fitted with steel grates that keep large foreign objects from entering. However, smaller materials like food wrappers, plastic grocery bags, fallen leaves, and other common litter are washed into the catch basin by rain or water from hoses. Over time, this material accumulates and clogs the catch basin.
Your FloHawks technician is equipped with the experience and tools needed to quickly clean a fully clogged or nearly-full catch basin without impacting your business and causing downtime. The sediment from the bottom and along the walls of your catch basin can be removed quickly with the use of a high pressure eductor truck and hydro jetting tools.
After your catch basin has been cleaned, work with your employees to minimize the amount of litter and material that enters the basin. Litter outside of retail stores and restaurants from careless patrons should be cleaned daily, and the grate on your business' catch drain should be cleared out regularly. We can set up a maintenance schedule to protect your catch basin that make sense for your property.
To learn more about our catch basin services, give us a call at 1.800.356.4295; you can speak to a live person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round, including nights, weekends, holidays and for emergencies. You can also use our convenient Schedule Your Service tool to have a FloHawks representative call you and work out a schedule right for you.