Floor Drain Repair
The unsung heroes of plumbing are floor drains. They can be found in showers and bathtubs, but they may also be found in basement floors, bathrooms, kitchens, or other areas. Although many people don’t think about floor drains until they have problems, they are important and must be taken care of. If you are in need of a company for Floor Drain Repair services you are in luck! Look no further than American Plumbing!
American Plumbing receives calls every day from customers who have clogged these fixtures. Many of these problems could have been avoided with some simple floor drain maintenance and planning. Here are some common problems that may arise and American Plumbing’s top tips for floor drain maintenance.
It is usually easy to see if a drain on the floor is blocked. The drain will block water from draining out of the floor or tub. Instead, it will collect around the drain. Water will not drain out and any water in the tub or floor will remain untreated. This means that shampoo, conditioner, dirt, and germs that were washed off are now stagnant. This can lead to unsightly and potentially dangerous buildup. Even small clogs can lead to serious consequences. What can you do to avoid this?
- Use a little bit of toilet paper to clean the drain after each shower. They will get rid of any hair or personal care products that have clung to the top. You can prevent them from falling or getting caught in the drain by removing these items now.
- After you have finished taking a shower or bath, let the water run for 30 seconds to one minute. Clogs are often caused by hair and skin cells sticking to the pipes. This soap scum can be eliminated by running water through your pipes.
Clogs can occur even if you follow these floor drain maintenance steps. These simple solutions will help you avoid panicking.
- Use a plunger. Although many think a plunger can only be used to clear clogged toilets it can also be used to clean a floor drain. A separate plunger is a good idea for clearing floor drain clogs. You will first need to oil the plunger. This will help to seal the plunger with the floor. If you’re using a tub, place a small towel over the top flow plate. To remove the clog, press the plunger down between 10 and 15 times.
- You can also try a small, plastic clog removal tool if the plunger is not working. These barbed, long-lasting pieces of plastic can be used to remove hair and soap clogs from the drain surface. Simply remove the drain cover, and place them in the pipe. This tool is simple and cheap if the clog does not reach too deep.
* Do not use Drano or Liquid-Plumr products! These products can cause permanent damage to your plumbing and are extremely harsh on the skin. *
Sometimes, even with your best efforts, a blockage can be too difficult to fix on your own.