Clogged/ Backed Up Gutter Downspouts & Pool Deck Drains

Do plumbers service clogged or backed up gutter downspouts and pool deck drains?  Yes, your local Fort Myers, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, and San Carlos Park, Florida plumbers can service these clogged drains.  When homes are constructed, the landscapers or other site workers install the gutter and pool deck drains.  When it comes time to clean or unclog these drains, it can be a bit confusing on who to call.  It takes a little more than your average plumber with a pipe wrench to repair these sort of clogged drains.  You need a company that specializes in clogged drains and has the equipment to properly diagnosis and repair these drains.

 

What May Be Clogging Your Gutter and Pool Deck Drains?

Unlike a sanitary sewer that your toilet flows through, no toilet paper or other solids flow through your pool deck or gutter drains.  What could possibly be clogging these drains?  After countless video camera inspections and drain repairs, I can tell you there are a lot of leaves, foreign debris, tree roots, and roofing granules clogging these drain lines.

 

Tree Roots Invading Your Pool Deck and Gutter Drain System.

A majority of your pool deck and gutter deck systems were constructed using a corrugated, landscape piping.  This piping is very thin.  It usually has holes in it to allow ground water to enter it throughout its entire length.  It also requires no glue or seal of any kind to join it.  It is usually buried shallow, less than two feet deep.  At this depth is where a majority of palm roots will be actively growing or searching for water.  The type of trees and shrubs you have growing in the area of your landscaping pipe , could be a disaster waiting to happen.

In this photo, you can see just how many palm roots were removed from a gutter storm drain system.
In this photo, you can see just how many palm roots were removed from a gutter storm drain system.

What Can Be Done to Avoid These Common Clogs or Problems?

If your problem is tree roots entering your landscape piping, this can be solved by installing  better and stronger PVC pipping in the area where these trees or bushes are growing.  If your problem is leaves or roofing granules, regular maintenance and cleaning of your gutter drain and pool deck drain systems should avoid possible clogs.  We recommend having your system cleaned or inspected annually.  A simple clogged gutter or pool deck drain can eventually result in water pooling at the foundation of your home, resulting in even a larger and more costly problem.

This storm gutter drain system was upgraded to PVC piping due to the large palm trees located in this front yard.
This storm gutter drain system was upgraded to PVC piping due to the large palm trees located in the front yard.

If you are in need of any of these plumbing services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.  We are your premier plumber in Estero, Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and San Carlos Park, Florida.  We have the drain cleaning equipment, such as sewer video cameras, digital sewer and drain line locators, and large root cutting sewer snakes.  This equipment works well with clogged/ backed up gutter and pool deck drains, as well as sanitary sewer clogs within your home. We offer 100 % no obligation free estimates and 24 hour emergency plumber service.

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Matt is a Florida State licensed plumbing contractor and certified backflow prevention device tester. He is the president of Moen Brothers Plumbing & Drain LLC operating in Southwest Florida.

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