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Floor Drain Cleaning Services

When homeowners consider the plumbing in their houses, they most often think about their kitchens and bathrooms. After all, those rooms contain the plumbing we use the most, such as showers, sinks and dishwashers. However, basements and utility rooms boast some of the most important residential plumbing fixtures, such as water heaters and floor drains. Roto-Rooter plumbing and drain professionals are able to provide any number of basement plumbing services, but one common one our local plumbers provide in the basement is drain cleaning. Read on for more on our floor drain cleaning services:

Floor drain cleaning

Many homes have floor drains in their basements, laundry rooms, garages and patios to keep excess water from flooding and causing damage. Because basements are the bottom-most parts of houses, floor drains are especially common in them, since rain and sewer water can so easily flow downward and flood basements. Like drains you may find in your sink or bathtub, floor drains are equipped with traps underneath. These traps should be kept full of water to prevent sewer gases and odors from escaping into the room.

The most common issue with floor drains is simply that they or the traps can become clogged with dirt and debris. If you notice your floor drain isn't working, a Roto-Rooter professional can help you clear away whatever is causing the backup. He or she will also be able to provide you with maintenance tips and advice to keep clogs from forming in the future.

Sump pump maintenance

Sump pumps are another common draining system found in basements. They keep ground water from flooding the home by diverting it into nearby storm drains, wells or ponds. If you have a sump pump that isn't working correctly, it could cause flooding and damage, especially after heavy precipitation. Schedule a service with a Roto-Rooter professional as soon as you notice your sump pump isn't working, and he or she will discover the problem and find a way to repair your pump. Roto-Rooter plumbers can also install a new sump pump.

Basement plumbing tips

Properly maintaining your basement floor drain and sump pump will make them less likely to need repair. Here are a couple of maintenance tips:

  • Keep your trap seal full: Because your basement floor drain doesn't get a lot of use, it's important to manually keep the trap seal underneath it full of water. If the trap seal isn't full, it could allow sewer gases to back up into your basement. So what should you do? Just pour a bucket of water down the drain every so often.
  • Test your sump pump frequently: You can use the same method to test your sump pump before the rainy season begins. Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit - the mechanism should turn on, pump the water away and turn off. If it doesn't, it's a good idea to schedule a service with Roto-Rooter as soon as you can.

Find more basement plumbing tips related to your water heater, water meter, washing machine and more.

Any time you have a plumbing emergency, schedule a service with Roto-Rooter online or over the phone. Roto-Rooter plumbing and drain professionals are some of the most trusted in the industry, and they'll be able to find and fix your plumbing issue whatever it may be.

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