If you own or manage a residential, commercial, or industrial property we would like to inform you that we are your Portsmouth, New Hampshire catch basin cleaning service. It’s something that we’ve been doing for a great many years and will continue to do well into the future. So, why do you need our Portsmouth, New Hampshire catch basin cleaning service? The answer is a simple. If a catch basin that’s located on your property happens to flood, than you are responsible from both a legal and financial standpoint. The problem with catch basins is that they flood all the time.

The good news is that flooding can be easily avoided if you have your catch basins inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. Although it’s a fairly simple process and something that should be done as part of standard property maintenance, a great deal of property owners and managers don’t give it much thought if any. In essence, some people just assume that a catch basin will continue to do its job no matter what. However, a catch basin will only continue to do its job if it is taken care of properly. If you’re curious as to why catch basins flood if they’re not cleaned on a regular basis, it is due to the following….

When stormwater and or snowmelt runoff enter into a catch basin, all of the debris that is contained in the water is actually separated from the water. In essence, the debris sinks to the bottom of the catch basin. The water enters into a distribution pipe that’s located inside the catch basin. The distribution pipe allows the water to be dispersed to its final destination, which is typically a local waterway, sewage treatment plant, or a man-made retention pond. On the other hand, the debris stays at the bottom of the catch basin until your Portsmouth, New Hampshire catch basin cleaning service removes it.

When catch basins are not cleaned out at least once or twice per year the debris will build up or pile up in the catch basin to the point that it end up blocking the water distribution pipe. If that happens, the next rainstorm or snowmelt runoff may very well cause a flood. This happens because the water will back out of the catch basin and enter into the streets, your yard or grounds, and or your neighbors’ yards or grounds. If that occurs, you are responsible from both a financial standpoint and a legal standpoint.

That means you will need to pay any fines as imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, and pay to fix any damage that the flooding caused to your property, municipal property, and your neighbors property.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about our Portsmouth, New Hampshire catch basin clearing service, or would like to schedule service 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. 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.