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4 Common Floor Drain Problems PDF Print E-mail
Written by Muzaam   
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 13:11
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A floor drain is a fairly simple feature to the house. A floor drain is a feature of the basement, garage or on the ground floor of the house. You can also find a floor drain in areas where there is a chance of excess water or liquids as a laundry or garage. The floor drain is a direct path to the drain pipes and sometimes in the sewers. The following article to share with you the most common problems that can plague a floor drain.
Familiar debris

Most people do not give their word drain one second thought until there is a problem with it. Food particles, hair and other large debris is one of the main problems a floor drain may have. When you're done showering, you may notice hair clogging the drain, but a small amount that could have made its way into the plumbing. The same thing applies to particles of food or other items accidentally in a drain in the house. These items have to go somewhere and can eventually clog the pipes and the trial of clogging will be seen in a floor drain in the basement. There are chemicals you can buy to deal with this kind of butcher.
Pipe crystallization

A serious and costly problem, you can find a floor drain is the crystallization within the pipes can cause serious overflow and drainage problems. Materials such as urine, soap and sugary liquids such as soda can all cause this problem. Once the flow of fluid through the tube, it leaves traces that can dry to leave the sediment behind. Over time this can build and build until the pipe is almost closed. When this problem rears its ugly head, you will need to call a plumber. They have a special tool with a blade that cuts through the material crystallized.
Trouble on the Line

This is a problem that you may not notice at first but can become serious. Floor drains are designed to allow some overflow of sewage. They are made this way so that the pressure of wastewater does not cause a pipe to burst. If you can pay an amount of ground water by a floor drain without overflow, there may be a break in the line somewhere and that will require hiring a plumber.
Raw sewage or odor

Imagine your plumbing system as a catacomb underground pipes. They twist, turn and cross all leading to a singular destination. If you live in the city, this destination is usually the sewerage of the city. If you live in a rural area, it will be your own water tank. If you can smell sewage or raw sewage entering the house through the floor drain, there is a blockage in the sewer and the pipe must be snaked into the street. When your septic tank is full of waste needs a place to go. Have you snaked the pipes and septic tank drainage.

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