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Floor Drains

The Importance Of Floor Drains

As you may already know, water damage in a vicinity can be a costly fix. As such, the existence of floor drains can be extremely handy when an unexpected flood occurs. The most important floor drain in your building or home is the basement. The basement as a direct connection to your sewage line. Basements floor drains are also usually sloping downwards. This makes it very convenient for water to exit out of your building.

The difference between your basement floor drain from other floor drains in your building is that the former is separated from your home’s sewage system from just one pipe. All areas of your building are subjected to water damage. However, the most important room to keep an eye on is always the basement.

Floor drains serve as a water catcher or holder. When working efficiently, it allows easier transportation of water and allows you to use the space for anything water related. Your space will be kept clean and dry and prevent plumbing problems caused by standing water such as mold.

Proper Maintenance

Have you ever smelt a bad odor coming from your floor drains? There may have been an incidence when you have smelt something coming from your toilets, offices, or kitchens. While there can be a number of reasons for these bad smells, in most cases, they began from floor drains. These bad smells coming from your floor drains are actually germs and pathogens that can pose a great health risk. It is also extremely likely that your floor drain is not doing its work. Here are three quick maintenance tips for your building.

Clean Drains Regularly

Even if you are not noticing clogs or smelling a terrible odor, clean your floor drains regularly. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. This ensures that your floor drains are not filled with standing water that can potentially overflow your building space. If your drains haven’t been cleaned in a while, that should be a top priority on your weekly to-do list.

Clear Blockages Quickly

Small items like bobby pins can easily find their way inside floor drains. Furballs or clusters of pet hair can also make a nasty block. If you notice that your floor drain is draining slower than usual, find the source of the problem straight away to save a lot of frustration in the long run.

Fill Traps

Underneath a floor drain is usually a trap. They are U-shaped pipes that transport water down, back up, and out of your building plumbing system. The purpose of these traps is to prevent odor and gasses from making their way back up your system and into your building. Every so often, pour water down each floor drain. The water fills the trap which forms a barrier between your building and the sewer system.

Invest In A Professional

A problem is never too big for a professional to solve. Worst comes to worst, invest in a plumbing professional to help you fix your floor drains as soon as possible. Leaving the problem will lead to bigger issues and frustration in the long-run. Hy-Pro Plumbing & Drain Cleaning offers a free consultation and professional assistance to help you with all of your floor drain problems. Call us today!

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