Are Your Storm Drains Bad for Business in Florida?
A storm drain is one of those features that you never think about until they stop performing their intended functions. There are two primary issues that may arise from a storm drain that is blocked. When water cannot wash away effectively, flooded streets and parking lots are the likely result. During dry periods, foul smells may emit from a storm drain due to rotting debris trapped in the system. Both these issues can be addressed with storm drain cleaning.
The storm drains that keep rainwater from backing up onto the parking lot and streets around your business are essential in Florida. The state is prone to experiencing extreme weather events, which means large volumes of water. Unfortunately, debris is also washed into storm drains, and this can result in blockages.
Impact on Your Business
So, how do these issues impact your business? When walkways and parking lots are flooded, patrons may not wish to visit your business. Storm drain water is dirty and contains pathogens that are harmful to human health. There is also a health and safety risk associated with unseen hazards, such as debris in the water.
Your parking lot and sidewalks can also suffer damage due to standing water. Erosion, cracks and potholes can form on these surfaces. The cost of repairing asphalt or concrete structures is significantly higher than the cost of having your storm drains cleaned by a professional company. Eco Pump Services uses advanced equipment and techniques to clear debris and dispose of waste at an appropriate facility.
The second issue with a storm drain that is not handling water effectively is foul odors. These smells are off-putting for visitors to your business. This is not an unavoidable consequence of doing business in Florida. Cleaning out debris will ensure that the flow of water is unimpeded and prevent stagnation.
If you are concerned about storm water backing up and how that is impacting your business, reach out to Eco Pump Services today.