Floor Drain Cleaning
Floor Drain Cleaning
Serving Portland OR & Vancouver WA
Floor drains can be found in basements, laundry rooms, and garage, and are used to prevent flooding in those areas, or drain excess water away from the area. Basements are excellent locations for floor drains because they are the lowest floor point in a home, and can help reduce flooding risk.
What Causes Clogged Floor Drains
Floor drains that are backing up into your basement are not usually caused by an actual clog within the floor drain–it’s most likely a clog from somewhere in your main drain line. When your drains stop functioning at the lower drain points within your system, water will continue to move despite the clog, causing water or sewage to flow backwards and into your basement drain.
Of course, if you’re putting dirt, small objects, or debris down your floor drain, that can also be the cause of the clog. Here are some common items that should never go down the drain:
- Grease or oil
- Objects of any kind
- Some types of soap (clumpy, flaky, or oil-based bar soap)
- Kleenex, or paper products thicker than toilet paper
Basement Drain Cleaning Maintenance
The best way to make sure your floor or basement drain is kept flowing and functioning is to make sure your other drains are flowing properly. It’s also important to keep the traps beneath your floor drains full of water, to prevent sewer gases and odors from infiltrating your basement. Sump pumps can also be a great addition to any basement, especially if you live in flood-prone areas. Sump pumps are installed around your floor drain, working to prevent basement flooding. These pumps should be checked once a year, preferably before rainy season.
Professional Floor Drain Services
When your floor drain is gurgling or overflowing, it’s time to call the professional drain cleaners at AAA Drain Cleaning! All of the high quality drain cleaning services we provide are always conducted using the best drain cleaning tools and methods. Our services are designed to be quick and efficient so you can get on with your day. We use video inspections for floor drain unclogging, as the clog could be anywhere within your system. These video inspections can find and solve clogged drains in record time!
Clogged floor drains are common in Gresham and Portland Oregon homes. Because floor drains can be connected to your entire plumbing system, it’s always best to have a professional plumber’s advice and expertise. Contact us directly or through our website for more information!
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