When it comes to indoor plumbing, floor drains are often overlooked. Floor drains look like the drains found within your shower or bathtub with a flush surface appearance. Floor drains are usually found in garages, basements, laundry rooms, older bathroom floors, and less commonly on driveways and patios. Floor drains serve as an efficient way for water drainage to occur. Since floor drains are so often overlooked, many Evergreen homeowners aren’t aware of the maintenance they require until a concern arises. Like other plumbing issues, floor drain concerns can usually be avoided with proper care and maintenance. Here is our maintenance advice for preventing flooding and potential water damage.
How to Maintain Your Evergreen Home’s Floor Drains
- Fill traps consistently: Indoor floor drains are designed to assist in overflow from a number of appliances. Outdoor floor drains work to move water away from surfaces during rainstorms. Both drain types are designed to move water efficiently to the sewer. Traps are meant to prevent odors and gasses from entering your home. Filling these traps consistently and often helps ensure that. In order to fill your traps, pour a gallon of water down each floor drain in your home.
- Clear clogs: Your floor drains are susceptible to numerous debris that can cause a potential clog in your floor drains. If you notice a slowly draining floor drain, it is crucial to clear it before flooding occurs. A plunger can help clear minor clogs while a homemade solution of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water can address larger clogs. If neither of these solutions works, contact your AppleTree team for professional drain cleaning.
- Keep floor drains clean: Making sure your floor drains are clear at least every quarter definitely helps prevent potential flooding. Using a liquid plumber agent or a homemade solution of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water can help you accomplish this. Scheduling professional cleanings can also ensure that your drains are in the best condition.
Work with Evergreen’s Preferred Drain Specialists
AppleTree Plumbing, Heating & Drains is honored to be the preferred drain specialists serving the Evergreen area. With professional drain cleaning and emergency plumbing services, we’re here to ensure that your home’s plumbing is in the best condition. Don’t let your floor drains stay overlooked– providing proper home care can save you time and money.
For more information on floor drain maintenance, please contact us!