Currently this time of there is always debris floating (Caused by high water). Little pieces of bark and branches that are like 1/2 inch in diameter. Usually I always suck something up when I'm loading or unloading. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening? Also, how bad is it to leave a peice of bark in the pump? I sucked a piece up saturday when loading and couldnt pull over 3500 rpm. So I loaded it up and never cleaned it out. Is it bad to leave a piece of wood in there for an entire week until I remove it on friday?