Although drainage systems are meant to divert water away from your home and prevent flooding, too much rain or prolonged periods of wet weather can cause problems. You may be unprepared for the transition from drier summer months into a colder, wetter autumn.
Your home’s gutters are designed to protect your structure from snowmelt and rainwater. To prevent any damage, downspouts will direct water away. Depending on the way your downspouts are installed, water can be directed in different directions. Drainage from downspouts can also be directed to storm drains, underground systems, or concrete surfaces.
Concrete can be poured onto downspouts, which can lead to stormwater entering sewer lines. This can cause problems such as sewer line overflows and higher utility bills. This is more common for older homes. We recommend calling a local Long Beach Plumber to diagnose the problem and solve it.
Main Lines Clogged
Clogged gutters and downspouts can be caused by fallen leaves or heavy rains during fall season. Clearing out gutters is important during fall. Maintain any downspouts in your home. If you have a main line that is clogged, consult a plumber.
If you see water overflowing from your gutters or downspout connections during rain, it is important to immediately address the issue. If your downspout and gutters don’t stop water from overflowing, it could be a blocked main line. If you notice water stains around the underground drain, it could indicate a blocked main line.
A professional Long Beach Plumber should be contacted if you have a blocked main line. Because these drain lines are underground, it is important to contact a professional Long Beach Plumber to resolve the problem.