Is your floor drain backing up? If yes, floor drain backups can be frustrating. When they happen, you can easily assume there’s an issue with the floor drain itself – but that’s not it. In fact, backups in a basement floor drain typically indicate a symptom of another problem in your plumbing system. Here’s what you must know about what’s causing your floor drain to back up and how to repair them.
Clogged Drain Lines
If your floor drain is backing up, then it can be due to clogs in any of your home’s drain lines. So, when the main drain backs up, wastewater will continuously build up until it overflows and backs up out of the floor drain. Drain line clogs can also cause backups in a home’s lowest fixtures, like ground-level sinks, tubs, or showers.
Sewer Line Clogs & Damage
Floor drains can back up when clogs are more profound in a home’s plumbing system. Just like drain line clogs, sewer line clogs will deter wastewater flow. With nowhere to go, wastewater will back up until it finds the closest release point, which will be the lowest drain or a home’s floor drain. Sometimes, clogs are not related to floor drain backups. That can happen when:
- A sewer line is sagging, collapsed, or bellied.
- Or a sewer line has holes or cracks.
- Tree roots have infiltrated or misaligned the sewer line.
Unlike a clog, sewer line damage can require more work if your floor drain backs up.
Preventing Potential Basement Floor Drain Backups
The best way to avoid potential backups in your floor drain is with a routine drain cleaning maintenance service. In addition, regular drain cleaning services will maintain your lines clear, free of buildups that clog and stop your plumbing system. Besides saving you the mess of backups, these services can save you lots of money in the long run. As a result, this will help you avoid future repairs or emergency plumbing services.
If you are dealing with a sewer backup, B&D Plumbing offers emergency plumbing services. Since we are a small family company, our response time is fast, and we can usually accommodate same-day appointments. So, call us now at 301-595-1141 to prevent property loss and damage to your home or business.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!