How to Clean a Storm Drain


Gloves made of heavyweight rubber

Cleaner for the bowl of the toilet!!-!! Scrub brush with a heavy weight!!-!! a screwdriver with a horizontally oriented blade

The contents of a water bucket!!-!! Trash bag

It is recommended that you carry out these activities twice a year. Your storm drain should be cleaned twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn, to maintain it in good operating order.

At all times, the capacity of a storm drain must be at its absolute maximum level of operation. In the event that a storm strikes and the drain is unable to accept all of the water that flows, there is a possibility that there will be substantial flooding. This flooding may lead to damage to the building and its structure, which may be costly to repair. Every structure, home, and homestead has to have a storm drain that functions properly, and that drain needs to be cleaned on a regular basis in order to continue performing its function.

Put on your gloves made of rubber. This will shield you from your own cleaning products as well as anything else that may be obstructing the storm drain. To remove the lid from the storm drain, use the screwdriver with the flat blade. Take it off its mount and move it out of the way to reveal the drain itself.


Remove any debris from the drain. Remove any obvious muck or dirt from the inside using the gloves you have on your hands. Throw away anything that you take out. Utilizing your scrub brush, clear up the drain. Put some toilet bowl cleaning on your scrub brush and cover it. Scrub the inside of the drain, being sure to get into the corners and as deep down as your gloved hand will allow you to go.

To clean the drain, use a bucket of water that is completely full. Anything that you may have loosened up with the scrub brush will be sent into the sewage system when you do this. It’s time to change the cover.

  1. Put on your rubber gloves. This will protect you from your own cleaning supplies and whatever happens to be clogging the storm drain. Use your flat bladed screwdriver to pry up the storm drain cover. Lift it off and away to expose the actual drain itself.

  2. Clean out the drain. Reach inside with your gloved hands and remove any noticeable gunk or debris. Discard anything you pull out. Clean the drain with your scrub brush. Cover your scrub brush with toilet bowl cleaner. Scrub the inside of the drain, along the edges and as far down, as your gloved hand will allow.

  3. Rinse the drain with a full bucket of water. This will send anything you have loosened up with the scrub brush into the sewer system. Replace the cover.