Storm drains are the grated drains you see on almost every street. They are essential for removing water from your neighborhood. When high amounts of water, usually rain, accumulate, storm drains create a space for water to flow and be removed from the area. Without them, water would build up causing flooding to the surrounding area. You must keep storm drains clear at all times to protect your property from a water intrusion. Leaves, dirt, twigs, trash, and other debris build up when they are too big to fit through the drain grate. You must remove this debris regularly to prevent a backup. Also, be sure no vegetation is growing close to a drain as it could cause a clog. Lastly do not build any walls or fences near a storm drain that could cause an obstruction. Put a reminder in your calendar to clean them regularly so you do not forget. You do not want to find out your storm drain is blocked that hard way by having a flood at your home. If you do experience flooding of any kind call the pros immediately at (870)934-0501.