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Why Does the Floor Drain Backup From Time to Time?

Does your floor drain keep backing up? There could be several reasons why this is happening. Here are some common reasons why a floor drain backs up and how you can spot them.


Drain Clogs

There are several small drain lines that connect to the main drain line in your home. The main drain line in your home connects to the sewer line. If any of these drains are clogged, then the water in your floor drain can back up as it will not be able to exit properly. You should make sure the drains are being used properly and do not have the wrong type of waste entering it. Shower drains usually clog up due to hair, so be vigilant about cleanup post shower.

Sewer Line Clogs

The sewer line is where all the drainage pipes in your house are connected to the city’s municipal line. There could be clogs occurring in this sewer line. This is trickier to solve than the drain clogs in your home.

Your local municipal community will have to coordinate on this issue together. This could also be causing a floor drain backup in other houses in your neighborhood. This issue will require some time before it can be fixed.

Sewer Line Damage

Since sewer lines run underground, they are prone to damage, especially if they are quite old. Tree roots that grow underground may have caused damage to the sewer line, in which case it will need to be replaced.

If you periodically face this issue, it would be best to hire professionals to solve it. The plumbing service will inspect the drains and plumbing system, and some may even apply the use of a camera to inspect the drain from inside.

They can also identify the location of the clogs by using different fixtures in the drainage system. If you keep ignoring it, it could cause lasting damage to your plumbing system.

It is also recommended to invest in regular maintenance of your drains to avoid this problem. If you are looking to hire plumbers in Columbia and Montgomery for drain cleaning, you may contact us on 561-403-1500 and set an appointment today!

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