Floor Drain

Picture the floor of your house getting flooded all of a sudden after heavy rain. Or getting water from your kitchen sink to go down the floor drain to no avail. Worse, try seeing your disgusting wastewater come back up from the toilet.  Absolute nightmare.

That’s what it truly is when you find yourself with a floor drainage problem. There is no telling whether a simple clogged drain is just that or if there is an underlying issue to your drainage system that needs the aid of a professional plumbing service. Either way, getting a proper floor drain repair from a licensed plumbing company is the most sensible way to go about this without compromising the state of your home.

Floor drains are easily ignored, as aesthetically, they are not the most attractive piece of installation in any type of building. However, they play a significant role in keeping your network of drainage systems work as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and all other fixtures where water comes out of connects to floor drains. What most of us fail to see is, they also need our attention. 

Use a drain strainer

Floor drains are essential plumbing fixtures that are installed in any house, building, or structure. It is mainly constructed to prevent stagnant water. Floor drains are built with a grate cover that is either rectangular or circular in shape. It also comes with a strainer at the top to prevent objects and animals from entering the drain. The strainer also prevents injuries to humans and pets. Their primary function is to provide a way for standing water to flow out of the property and into the sewage system. They could also be secondary passages for water to flow out of in the event of a leak or overflow in any of the property’s water system.

Clean floor drains regularly

To maintain your floor drains, you have to clean them regularly. It is essential that when you see something that clogs it, you remove it immediately. It can be as simple as strands of hair. Collectively, if they are not strained and disposed of away from the drain, they can build up and cause blockage, alongside any non-liquid debris such as dirt, grease, food particles, small objects, and plastics. Depending on how far up they travel down the pipes, it can be hard to pinpoint which network is affected once they have accumulated over time. It is also good to fill the traps every now and then with water to check if they are working properly and if the water is flowing out smoothly. You must also check the seals around the drain to ensure that they are in good condition. Frequent inspection is the key.

Know how your system works

Back flows are trickier as the source can be from an unknown source. Nevertheless, this problem raises the question of why the water is not flowing out the way it is supposed to, and most of the time, suggests a blockage or damage somewhere in your plumbing system.

Knowing how your water system works and understanding how its flow travels from the source to the drain is essential. It is also vital to note that from this drain, water from unwanted and unexpected sources can come back up to cause you trouble. Floor drains are usually connected to the main sewer line, and if there is an overflow from the public sewer, water, along with unimaginable nasty stuff can come back flowing into your property.

Call the experts

Now you may be tempted to do it DIY style and get a bunch of strong chemicals that claim to dissolve any type of blockage. You may even go as far as grabbing yourself a monkey wrench and trying to pull your pipes apart. But these quick fixes are not always the best approach. And more often, they add more to the problem.

Hiring a licensed plumbing company is the most time and cost-efficient way to solve floor drain problems. At DrainRooter plumbing, you are given professional advice and a free estimate on floor drain services. Not only that, you are assured of quality work from assessment to testing your plumbing fixtures. Our plumbers also provide you with the necessary information and recommend the most appropriate type of repair to your floor drain worries.

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