The Catch Basin Drainage System is one of the most straightforward methods to clean and maintain. On the positive side, since this system is design to collect all debris in the basin, cleaning is simple. Without doubt, Houston Landscape Pros recommends to keep a eye on the catch basin, making sure they are clean before and after a heavy rainstorm.
Here is how to clean:
- Just pop the grate top off with a flat screwdriver.
- Rich inside wipe it out all debris.
- Place the grate back on the basin
Additionally, ensure that debris never rises above the level of the inlet. The inlet is where both water and waste collects in the basin. Keep in mind, when cleaning it out, debris can enter the PVC pipes. The debris must never accumulate higher than the channel. Otherwise, there is a higher risk of clogging the PVC pipes. Thus, we recommend cleaning this system at least every six months.