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Troubleshooting Floor Drain Problems in Seattle

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Floor Drain Problems Seattle, WAAre you experiencing issues with your floor drain in Seattle? Does it emit a foul odor? Does it drain slowly? At Raymark Plumbing & Sewer, we’re experienced in diagnosing and repairing all sorts of plumbing issues. As plumbers, we understand just how important it is that your floor drain be ready to function effectively when needed. Imagine if a plumbing pipe suddenly breaks in your basement. Imagine if your laundry machine hose bursts.  Imagine if water floods into your basement from outside. In any of these scenarios you’ll need your floor drain to be ready to drain this excess water out before it causes serious water damage. If you have any of the following floor drain problems, give our Seattle plumbers a call today.

3 Common Issues with Floor Drains

  • Unpleasant Odors – The odors that come up through your floor drain can be absolutely disgusting, and worse, sometimes insects from the sewer come up as well. Many times this problem occurs when the floor drain trap becomes dry. Pour a small amount of water down the drain to refill the trap, and this should block both the odor and any insects from coming up from the sewer.
  • Drain Clogs – Hair, dirt, soap, and other debris can become lodged in your drain pipe, preventing the proper flow of water. If you notice that your floor drain overflows frequently or doesn’t drain properly, give Raymark Plumbing a call for drain cleaning service. We have the proper equipment to remove drain blockages without damaging your plumbing pipes.
  • Sewer Pipe Leaks – It may sound like a good thing if your floor drain never has any overflow, but in some cases this can be a sign that you have a broken sewer pipe. Your residential plumbing system is designed to take pressure off the main drain line when your household sends out a large amount of water all at once (such as when you are running the laundry machine and washing dishes at the same time). It is normal for your floor drain to overflow a bit so that your main drain line isn’t hit with an excessive amount of water all at once. If your floor drain never has any overflow, you may have a broken sewer pipe that is allowing your wastewater to escape out into the ground. If you suspect this problem, give your local plumbing company a call right away!

For drain cleaning and sewer service in Seattle, contact Raymark Plumbing & Sewer. Our plumbers have the experience needed to get the job done right, and we offer coupons  so that you can save some money on needed plumbing services!



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