Seeing a few leaves near a gutter spout is not usually call for alarm, but they could be a sign of a much larger problem on the way. And what about when the spout is underground, leading away from the house? Spotting a plug can be next to impossible until the water starts backing up in a storm. The professionals at Ned Stevens are ready to keep your underground drains clear and prepared for the worst.
Underground Drains —Out of Sight, Out of Mind
It may be a cliché, but it’s a phrase that got that way for a good reason. You are much less likely to think about something you never see. Many gutter spouts lead underground and to another area of the property. And while they aren’t often noticed or thought about, they do often become plugged with debris. This can lead to an escalating crisis that may go unnoticed until it’s far too late.
Is That Smell Coming from My Basement?
You come home from a long day at work or perhaps you just got in from the airport. It’s been raining all day and all you want to do is get out of your wet clothes. You walk in the front door and hang up your raincoat and notice, something smells . . . damp. You check the plumbing and shrug it off, everything looks okay.
In the morning things smell much worse. You follow your nose to the basement stairs and brace yourself.
Where Did All This Water Come From?
Over by the wall nearest to the yard there is a puddle of standing water. This isn’t the first time this has happened, and the carpet and the baseboard are mildewed beyond repair. But what in the world is going on? You just had one of the neighborhood kids clean your gutters, that can’t be the problem.
Unfortunately, gutter cleaning is one service that’s better left to the professionals. While it may seem like a simple task at first, the average person has no method of handling more serious problems like a plug in an underground drain. And in addition to flooding your basement, it could lead to even more serious problems such as issues with the foundation of the home.
Was Our Front Yard Always a Swamp?
Landscaping is another area that can be completely destroyed by a clogged drain if left unrepaired. Water pooling in the yard or against the sides of the house should be addressed right away, before more damage can occur. All vegetation needs water to grow and thrive, but too much of anything is a recipe for disaster.
Let our professionals at Ned Stevens help you keep the value of your home looking up by being proactive and dealing with problems before they grow more serious. Underground drain snaking can be the difference between a dream home and a nightmare. Talk to a Ned Stevens professional about this underrated service today!
If you want to keep your gutters out of the danger zone, now’s your chance. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning and get on the right side of the weather while there’s still time. New customer? No worries. Let us offer you a deal to sweeten the pot—how about $25 off your first cleaning?