Catch basin inspection in MA is Necessary! Did you know that if you have a catch basin on your commercial, industrial or residential property in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are responsible for it? Many property owners are under the false impression that their city or town takes care of such matters. However, your municipality only inspects and cleans the catch basins that are on city or town property. That means they do not clean or inspect catch basins that are located on private property, and that’s where some real issues can arise.
For example, if a catch basin inspection is not done on a regular basis, said catch basin can break down or become clogged. That can lead to a flood in the local area. If a catch basin, that’s located on your property, causes a flood then you are responsible for that flood. That means you are responsible to pay for all of the damages that occur due to the flood. The damages may be to your property, your neighbors property, or the municipality’s property. The purpose of a catch basin is to distribute storm water when it rains and or large masses of snow melt all at once.
However, if the catch basin is broken or clogged with debris, it can’t do its job. That’s when the flooding happens. The good news for property owners, who have a catch basin on their grounds, is that by having the catch basin inspected at least twice per year, you will all but eliminate the chances of having it flood. If the inspector discovers any problems with your catch basin, you will have the opportunity to have repairs done before it actually floods. Oftentimes, catch basins simply need to be cleaned out by a professional company.
They tend to clog up with dirt, leaves, branches, trash, and other debris. When catch basins become clogged, the storm water either can’t enter into the unit for proper distribution, or the water distribution pipe that’s located inside the catch basin is blocked. Either way, the storm water will then back up out of the catch basin and flow until it floods your property and or your neighbors property. Flooding can cause tens of not hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage. However, flooding can be easily avoided with a simple catch basin inspection in MA.
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