If you have a storm drain near your driveway, try to get rid of a lot of the mulch, leaves and debris. Why? You'll have a serious sewage backup because of all the debris clogged in your drain. This doesn't bode well for rain because it can easily flood your streets. It's much easier to get a trash bag and collect trash and even bottles/cans that get stuck around your drain.
Another thing to worry about is your drains or gutters on your roof. A lot of times the weather has a huge impact on drains. For one thing, leaves and branches can cause your gutters to overflow. The rain mixed with the debris can override certain sections of your roof causing significant damage such as paint running issues and floods in worse cases. It's best to hire a professional to amend the problem. Sometimes, this is the perfect condition for pests to dwell.
Also, you may want to add gutter extensions to your home. This is a great prevention method to avoid basement floods. No one wants to walk in a basement full of puddles or smelling like mold. It's very dangerous to breathe in those toxic fumes. Always check to ensure your gutters do its job so that you won't incur damages that costs you thousands of dollars.
Always do checkups on your drains periodically to see if there are any issues. Proper prevention or catching things early will surely save you a lot of headaches and money in the future.
Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Lakeland home? Call Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 and schedule a service call today!