Homeowners typically know where their floor drains are located but don’t know much about them beyond that. Floor drains are flush to the surface and are usually found in basements, laundry rooms, garages, older bathrooms, as well as patios and driveways. Floor drains are usually found in places that require quick, efficient drainage. Proper floor drain maintenance is crucial to prevent flooding and other plumbing concerns. Take these steps in order to stop problems arising in the future.
How to Maintain Your Arvada Property’s Floor Drains
- Keep your drains clean: Floor drains can easily become dirty with all the dust bunnies and pet hair that linger on your floors. Make sure to clean your drains quarterly with either a homemade solution or a liquid plumbing agent. Having regular professional cleanings is also a great opportunity for making sure your plumbing is in good shape.
- Address clogs immediately: Catching clogs early is the best way to stop flooding and water damage from occurring. If you notice slow draining water, try a plunger or pouring vinegar, baking soda, and hot water down your drain. If you can’t fix the clog, contact your AppleTree team.
- Keep traps filled: Regardless of where your floor drain is located, floor drains are meant to efficiently get the water out of your home into the sewer system. Each floor drain will have a trap– these traps serve to prevent odor and gas from entering your home. Pouring a gallon of water down your floor drains often will form a barrier and ensure proper function.
Work with Arvada’s Trusted Drain Experts
AppleTree Plumbing, Heating, Drains & Electrical is proud to be the trusted drain experts serving the Arvada area. We provide comprehensive drain services around the clock to ensure your home’s plumbing system is properly working. If you have any concerns about your floor drain, we’ve got you covered.
For more information regarding floor drain care, please contact us!