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Plumbing tips for downspout

No matter what you do, water is going to keep falling from the sky. As it does, it could eventually build up around your home. Eventually it is going to try and find a way inside of the basement. Even with a sump pump, you risk damage to your home if this happens. You need to make sure that water is actually moving away from your home rather than towards it.

That is where a proper downspout and runoff are going to make a difference. The water is going to be transported and guided away from your home. However, maintenance is essential if you are going to rely on this. That is why you need a regular downspout cleanout.

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not enough for Ottawa residents. At least once before spring and twice in the fall. Also make sure that you repair ditches and berms where needed. You want to make sure that there are no loose joints and check the connections and seals.

If you want to prevent clogs and overflowing drains, gutter guards might be something that you want to consider as well. You can also try to expand your downspout. If you want professional advice on how you should do that, make sure that you call licensed professionals who have plumbing expertise.

Even though a sump pump alone is not going to be enough to avoid the buildup around your home, it is certainly worth installing in your home. Make sure that you talk to a professional beforehand and see what the right option is for you.

There are also other options that you should consider, even the installation of a French drain (a trench with gravel or sand that causes the water to flow away from the home) could be something that you want to consider. Even though being prepared against this type of issue is going to cost you some money (because professionals never work for free), the fee that you are going to pay pales in comparison to having to redo your basement or finding out that your entire foundation is damaged because of prolonged water exposure.

Call The Professionals

At Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing, downspout cleanout is just one of the things that our professionals can handle for you. By discussing your options with our qualified team, you know that you are not going to have to worry about these issues in the future.

Give us a call today: 613-791-5777  for a free upfront estimate!

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