Did you know that catch basin cleaning is crucial? So, if you have a catch basin or even multiple catch basins on your property, it’s important for you to ensure that they’re properly maintained on a regular basis. Many property owners don’t realize this, but your city or town is only responsible for cleaning and maintaining catch basins that are located on municipal property. For example, if the catch basin is located on the street or at a building owned and operated by the town or city, they are responsible for it.
However, if the catch basin is located on a property that you own or manage then you’re responsible for it. That responsibility holds a ton of weight. In essence, catch basin cleaning can help to avoid flooding. If a catch basin that’s located on your property floods because it’s not maintained on a regular basis, you’re responsible for that flood. That means you’re responsible both legally and financially. Floods can easily cause a great deal of damage to your property, your neighbors property, and the city or town’s property.
You will need to pay for all of that property damage, and chances are high that your insurance will not cover it. Unless you happen to have a flood insurance policy, all of that money to pay for damages will come out of your pocket. Can you afford to pay tens of thousands of dollars, or perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars? The good news is that you can afford to hire a professional catch basin cleaning service in the early spring and late fall to take care of it. If you don’t and your catch basin causes a flood, the flood water can easily damage the environment.
For example, flood water tends to pick up anything in its path until it reaches a nearby body of water such as a stream, pond, lake, river and eventually the ocean. Any chemicals that have mixed into the flood water will pollute those streams, ponds, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. In that case, you’ll also be responsible to pay some hefty fines to the Environmental Protection Agency along with any local agencies. In addition to the fines, you’ll most likely be held responsible for the clean up costs to restore the environment back to the way it was before the flood waters polluted it.
The bottom line is that you can pay a very small amount of money for catch basin cleaning two (2) times per year, or risk causing a flood that may very well cost you so much money that you don’t even want to think about it. The choice is all yours.
If you have any questions about our catch basin cleaning services, or would like to schedule an appointment we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. 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.
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