If you own real estate in New England or manage a city or town then you need to know exactly how important the inspections and cleaning of catch basins process truly is. In essence, if you don’t have it done on a regular basis it can actually lead to disaster including deaths from floods. Although this may sound a bit extreme, it is actually true. Inspections and cleaning of catch basins goes a long way in preventing floods in the streets that cause millions if not tens of millions of dollars worth of property damage. People have even drowned due to excessive flooding.

The good news is that it can be easily prevented in many situations by simply hiring a professional environmental company to perform inspections and cleaning of catch basins. So how does the process work? First and foremost, a catch basin is basically a water distribution box that is buried underground. The top of the box is flush with the street or ground and contains a grate. When excessive amounts of water from rainstorms and or snowmelt runoff flow too fast for the ground to absorb, the water will flow downhill until it reaches a catch basin.

As the water enters into the catch basis, the debris that the water has picked up along the way will sink to the bottom of the catch basin box. The water then exits the catch basis through a distribution pipe. At that point the excessive stormwater and or snowmelt runoff is distributed into the sewer system where it will end up at a sewage processing facility. The stormwater and or snowmelt runoff can also be distributed to a man made retention pond or even into a local waterway such as a stream, pond, river, or lake. That is why it’s so important for the debris and garbage to sink to the bottom of the catch basin.

In essence, the catch basin acts like a filter. Otherwise, if the water entered into the environment without being filtered it could harm the environment. The reason why it is so important to schedule regular inspections and cleaning of catch basins is because when the catch basin box fills up with debris it will clog the water distribution pipe. When that happens the excessive amounts of water that occurs during severe rainstorms and when the snow melts all at once end up backing up out of catch basins and flood the streets and or ground. The bottom line is that inspections and cleaning of catch basins should occur at least twice per year. Preferably you should schedule it in the late fall and early spring.

If you have any questions about our inspections and cleaning of catch basins services in New England, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. & Vacuum Truck Services is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today. Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them.