Anna has a question about how to unclog and clean downspouts on gutters.


What if the downspout leads into the basement into a trap (not sure if that’s the word), and not outside? How can you flush it out with a garden hose?

Thank you. Please advise.

Anna Singh


The garden hose should still allow you to flush out the debris. However, sometimes you may need to use a plumber’s snake to dislodge any of the impacted debris.


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