Floor drains might be easy to forget about, but don’t underestimate the integral role they play in your home’s plumbing system! When floor drain problems arise, it’s important to recognize the signs so that you can take the appropriate action right away.
For help with Seattle floor drain maintenance and understanding common floor drain problems, you can trust the professionals at Raymark Plumbing & Sewer. After nearly 40 years of resolving floor drain problems, you can rest assured that no job is too big, too small, or too much for our experienced Seattle plumbers!
Here’s what you can expect to see or smell if you have floor drain problems in Seattle.
Clogged floor drain
Does your floor drain overflow on a regular basis? Does it have trouble draining properly, if it does at all? If so, then you should call us right away to schedule drain cleaning service. Clogged floor drains are usually caused by crystallized grease and soap or wads of hair, which requires professional equipment to remove without causing damage to your pipes. In some cases, a sewer pipe can break, fill with dirt, and cause clogged floor drains. This requires extensive repair that only a professional plumbing service like us can perform!
Leaking sewer pipe
Don’t assume it’s a good thing if your floor drains never, ever, ever overflows. A floor drain that never overflows could indicate a broken or leaking sewer pipe. How can you know this might be the case? If large amounts of water are going down your plumbing pipes at the same time from washing dishes, flushing the toilet, etc., and there’s no water backup whatsoever, a sewer leak could be lurking. But the best way to accurately diagnose this is to call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer and have a Seattle video sewer line inspection performed.
Backflow from the sewer line
A backed up drain isn’t always a “good” thing, especially when municipal sewer lines become overwhelmed by heavy rainfall and storms. In this case, wastewater can back right up into your basement floor drain, causing a stench and posing a health hazard. You can have a backflow preventer gate installed by us to stop the flow of wastewater in its tracks.
Super stinky floor drain odors
If a floor drain in your home is causing a big stink, then a dry p trap could be the secret behind stench. Without water, p traps are unable to prevent pests and sewer odors from making their way into your home. The result is creepy crawlies and foul drain odor. This usually happen in floor drains that aren’t used often, such as those in a guest bathroom. Turn on your faucet every so often to block odors and pests.
For professional Seattle drain maintenance services you can count on, call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer!