What Causes Floor Drains To Clog?

Your floor drain is clogged and your basement is wet and messy. Unfortunately, with the drain having
a direct line to drainage and sewer lines, a clog can mean serious consequences
and that’s what you’re dealing with at the moment. You may
be thinking you can handle the clog yourself, but do you have the right tools?

Even if you have a few tools in the garage, you need to know: what clogged
the drain, what specific tools you need, and how long will it take for
this unclogging project.

No one thinks about a floor drain until a problem arises, especially since
they’re often located out-of-sight in the basement, laundry room
or bathroom.

So, what causes floor drain issues?

A drain on the floor is easily susceptible to clogging from such items
as dirt, grease, or other debris. Additionally, your drain might stop
or slow down for the following common reasons:

• The technician uses shortcuts during the drain installation.

• Tree roots are growing into the pipes.

• Failure to clean the drain regularly.

Unclogging the floor drain, therefore, could take up much of your time
especially if you are new to cleaning or checking your drain. On top of
that, you may have other things going on in your life. If you believe
for any reason that you cannot take care of the floor drain clog, you
can and should contact a professional.

Whether a homeowner or renter in the Minneapolis or St. Paul areas of Minnesota,
you can depend on the floor drain services of
Hero Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Our experienced plumbers are well-equipped to get the job done right,
the first time. Call us any time, day or night, for all of your floor
drain service needs. Your overall comfort is important to us.

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