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Keeping Your Outside Drains Clean

Trying to keep your home’s outdoor drains clear and clean can be a difficult task, especially now that autumn is here and the leaves are falling. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve worked with Maryland homeowners for years, and have a lot of experience cleaning outdoor drains.

What Happens When Your Drain Gets Clogged?

Outdoor drains are usually installed in order to divert the flow of water in your yard. When they become clogged, water won’t have anywhere to go, and your yard can become flooded. Serious blockages outside could even force water towards your home, which can lead to big problems like corrosion or sewage backup.

How to Unclog an Outdoor Drain

Usually, unclogging an outdoor drain is as simple as removing some leaves and debris. If you’ve tried to get your drain clear, but can’t seem to, it probably needs to be snaked. If snaking it doesn’t work, then it will need to be flushed out by an experienced Maryland plumbing company using a hydro-jet. If you’re unable to get your home’s outdoor drain clear, get into contact with us to learn more about our snaking and hydro-jet services.

Can I Prevent Future Clogs?

Yes you can! Regularly raking up leaves and keeping debris away from your drain is a great way to keep it clean. Additionally, you can also have a leaf guard or a drain guard installed. Leaf and drain guards will prevent most of the debris from your yard from getting deep into the drain, which will lead to a sharp decrease in the number of cloggings.

Get Help from a Maryland Plumber

At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been providing Maryland homeowners with our outdoor drain cleaning services for many years. If you have a clogged drain, whether it’s inside or outside, give us a call. Our experienced Maryland plumbers are standing by ready to answer any questions you may have.

What Our Customers Say

"Great experience. Moved into a new home and experienced major plumbing issues (flooding) the morning after New Years. The plumber arrived that morning within the hour and relieved the issues, also provided some recommendations that benefited us in the long-run."

-Matt Lewis

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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