Floor drains are essential for removing and preventing standing water in areas which are prone to flooding. Floor drains are most often found in basements, garages, laundry rooms, patios, and sometimes in older bathrooms.
- In order for a floor drain to do its job, it must remain unclogged and clear of all debris.
- Homeowners should test floor drains at least twice a year to ensure they are working properly. Do this by carefully pouring several gallons of water into the drain. A properly functioning floor drain should carry the water away quickly. If water takes a long time to go down the drain and pools on the floor, there is probably a partial clog in the pipe.
American Star Plumbing will unclog your floor drains the same way we clean a sewer or sink drain. We'll use an electric American Star Plumbing drain cleaning machine that cuts through any and all blockages inside the pipe. Your drains will flow like new and give you trouble-free service for a long time.
Floor Drain Pro tips:
- To prevent smelly sewer gas from coming through floor drains, be sure to fill pour at least a gallon of water into the drain. This will fill the U-shaped trap below the floor and prevent bad odors from escaping.
- To prevent floor drain clogs, never sweep dust and debris into a floor drain.