Fall Plumbing Maintenance: How To Break Down Your Leaves

Temperatures are dropping, pumpkin-flavored everything is here to stay and flannels, boots and scarves are among us. Autumn is here and that means the leaves are falling. It’s time for you to get outside and take care of your yard one last time before winter settles in and this year, focus on your plumbing.

Autumn yard cleanup.

You may be asking, “what do falling leaves and my plumbing system have to do with one another?” The answer is actually a lot simpler than you may have thought. Take a moment to consider your drains and then think about those leaves!

Drain Clogs

Drains are fragile especially when it comes to dealing with things that weren’t necessarily meant to enter them. We’re talking things like leaves, grass, dirt and debris and guess what? Your lawns are filled with all of the above this time of year.

Leaves and grass especially, have the potential to clog drains and gutters and prevent water from flowing away from your home and foundation. You know what that means – the potential for serious leaks and water entering your home.

How To Break Down Leaves

So, what’s the solution? Be sure to rake your lawn regularly and gather leaves and grass in a garbage can. Use a weed wacker or string trimmer to break down the contents by running it up and down through the material.

And there you have it! It’s as simple as that! Once the contents are broken down, you can easily bag them for pickup and you’ll be on your way to a clean, clog-free property!

For more than 80 years Levine & Sons has been solving drain and sewer problems in the Metro Detroit area. Call us today to find out how we can help!