Storm sewers are a critical component of any plumbing system. They move excess water away from homes and business buildings, helping to protect them from damage such as foundation problems. These are just a few reasons they are so important, especially this time of year when we typically get a great deal of rain.
Storm Sewers and Prevention of Structural Damage
Storm sewers keep water from pooling near the foundation of a house or in its basement. This water can cause major problems by seeping into drywall, including mold growth, rot and much more. As a result, you may incur substantial repair costs.
If storm sewers are not properly installed or they become clogged, this can result in flooding that could affect not only your yard but also your neighbors’ yards. Severe damage to landscaping can be the result. Floods can erode garden soil and even lead to contaminated water lines when rainwater mixes with drinkable water. Not only can this result in major damage, it could also lead to significant civil fines as well.
Preventing Gas and Odor Buildup
Storm water will usually carry with it some form of waste, such as fertilizer from neighboring yards, pet waste and more. If these products aren’t safely carried away, they can form potentially dangerous gases as they decompose. These gases also carry extremely unpleasant odors. Some of these gases can even be absorbed into the soil, which causes it to become contaminated.
The experts with Reichelt Plumbing have a great deal of experience and expertise installing storm sewers. If you would like to learn more about this or any other service that we offer, please give us a call at (219) 322-4906 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment or answer any questions that you may have.