Floor Drain Problems and Solutions

Floor drain

Hello friends.

As you can tell, today we want to tell you about floor drains.

Why floor drains?

This is a relatively small portion of your sewer system, but it is a very important one. Floor drain should be present in every house, located near the hot water tank. That is if anything goes wrong with your hot water tank, the hot water will flow straight to the floor drain.

So, what is a floor drain?

floor drain design

Briefly and technically, it is usually a p-trap, or even better, a running trap. In Toronto, the floor drain is used to connect the sanitary line to the storm line, and if it has any problems, it can cause basement floods during rain, as all the rainwater from roofs flows through them. Even with relatively modest amounts of rain water, it will fill up 30-40% of the cross flow pipes. Therefore, the floor drain must always be in good standing, so that the water will run through it without any problems, and without losing speed.
If there are any problems, it is necessary to replace it, because due to its design the drain cannot be completely cleaned.

Note that floor drain is a trap, and unlike a building trap it should not be replaced with a cleanout, as they carry out different functions. Floor drain is set up in the unfortunate event that water somehow ends up on the floor of your basement, it does not stop there, flooding your basement, and gets into the sewer system instead.

Sewage Problems

Remember, if your sewage system is working well, you will not notice it. But when problems arise, you cannot miss them. Therefore, it is best to do a complete camera inspection of your system, say annually or bi-annually, and replace malfunctioning parts, or, if necessary, the entire system.

If you notice water in your basement – feel free to call us. We, AAADrain specialists, have comprehensive experience dealing with drain problems and waterproofing. We will do everything possible so that your home remains dry in any weather.

Drain problem, deal with flood water and sewage in basement

Drain Problem

Hello friends.

Today we will to teach you what to do when you unfortunately discover water or sewage in your basement.

There are various reasons why water has gotten into your basement.

If after a rain your basement foundation walls are damaged by water, the problem lies in waterproofing.

If the water did not get to electrical devices, you are more or less in a safe situation. If it does not smell bad, there are no life-threatening bacteria and viruses, and it is most likely just common rainwater. Having said that, if the water remains there for extended periods of time, it may cause moisture and cause molding in your basement.

When the water smells bad or there is sewage, which usually appear near the floor drain, it is a drain problem. Make sure the water does not come in contact with any electrical appliances and, if possible, we recommend to turn them off. Also, try not to avoid the backup water, which is likely to contain bacteria and viruses.

drain problem

Basement flooding is possible during heavy rains when the city sewage cannot cope with the flow, and backup water can get into your basement.

All these sewage problems, problems with wet walls in your basement, and waterproofing issues can easily be solved with a single call. After the assessment and inspection with a camera, we can carry out drain cleaning, partial replacement of pipes, the complete replacement of pipes, installing backwater valve and a sump pump.

Call us; we would love to work for you.

Stay dry.