Floor Drain Maintenance: Things To Know Reliable Contractor Services

People often overlook floor drains. Floor drains resemble the drains you see in bathtubs and showers since they’re flush with the surface, but actual floor drains are found in basement floors, garages, laundry rooms, vintage bathroom floors and sometimes on patios and driveways. Floor drains are installed where fast, efficient water drainage is required. Reliable Contractor Services is your Cleveland, OH Floor Drain Maintenance experts!

Since floor drains are often ignored, most homeowners don’t think about floor drain up keep until it’s too late. Many issues with floor drains can be avoided with some preventive planning and simple care. Following some easy maintenance tasks will ensure that your floor drains will do their job and prevent flooding and the expensive water damage.


Indoor floor drains capture overflow from sinks, toilets, tubs, water heaters, washing machines, etc. Outdoor floor drains quickly move water away from surfaces during and after heavy rainstorms. Whether indoors or outdoors, floor drains are designed to efficiently and safely direct water to a sewer or municipal storm drain so that the floor stays dry and rooms don’t flood. The purpose of traps is to prevent sewer odors and gasses from making their way through the drain and into your home. Make sure to fill these traps regularly to ensure they’re working as they should; simply pour a gallon of water down each floor drain in your house. The water will fill the trap, forming a barrier between your home and the sewer system.


Debris collect on your floor, from pet hair to dust bunnies, it runs the risk of ending up and potentially clogging our floor drain. The first sign of a drain clogging is draining slowly. Catching the clog early, clean it as soon as possible to reduce the risk of flooding. Typically, a few strong pumps with a plunger can clear a minor clog. If not, try pouring a solution of baking soda and vinegar down the drain. If you own a drain auger, feed the cable into the drain until meeting resistance, then turn the cable trying to reel back whatever is clogging the drain.


At least once each season, check your drains for debris and clear them. If necessary, use a safe, liquid drain cleaner, or, if your drains haven’t been cleaned in a while, have a professional plumber from Reliable Contractor Services do the job for you. It’s also good idea to schedule professional drain cleanings annually to prevent clogs and keep your drains running.

A dry basement for work, hobbies, storage, and extra living space is an asset to any home. A wet, damp, musty basement taints the value of the entire house as an investment, and is a source of continuing annoyance and frustration.

The best advice to anyone attempting to eliminate unwanted water from a basement is that all options should be researched.

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