Diagnosing And Fixing Floor Drain Problems

Diagnosing And Fixing Floor Drain Problems

Floor drains play an important part in keeping homes and business premises safe from flooding. If a pipe bursts or a building gets flooded from outside, the excess water is directed into floor drains and back outside. It’s why these basic devices can make a big difference to safety, security and home preservation.

However, this is only the case when floor drains are properly maintained. To work efficiently, the pipes must be kept clear and unobstructed. At Mako Plumbing Services Melbourne, we specialise in drain maintenance and repairs. If you need a reliable drain plumber melbourne, give us a call today.

Diagnosing And Fixing Floor Drain Problems

Here are some common problems with floor drains and how to fix them fast:

Blocked Drain

If a drain is overflowing or taking longer to empty than usual, there may be a blockage in the pipes. Sometimes, obstructions (hair and food build-up) can be removed using a household plumbing snake. However, when blockages are caused by grease and oils, they’re much harder to dislodge and require the expertise of a drain plumber.

Nasty Odours

One common reason for nasty drain odours is an empty, dry trap. You can check this by opening the trap compartment on the floor. If it’s dry – no water – there’s nothing to act as a buffer between your drain and smells from the sewer. Pour tap water into the drain until the trap fills up with water. If this doesn’t fix the problem, call a qualified drain emergency plumbers melbourne.

Invisible Leaks

It’s perfectly normal for a small amount of water to be ejected from a floor drain, particularly when multiple members of a household are bathing or using the bathroom. In fact, if no water is ever ejected from your floor drain, it might mean water levels are too low. In some cases, this is caused by a leaky pipe. To detect leaks early, have your floor drain inspected by a plumber at least once per year.

Sewage Backflow

This is one of the most serious drain dysfunctions. If it occurs in your home or business premises, you need to call a plumber right away. Sewage backups and overflows require emergency attention because the material ejected from drains is potentially dangerous. To prevent sewage backflows from ever entering your home, ask a plumber to install a sewer backflow prevention device.

If you need emergency plumbing assistance or advice, call Mako Plumbing Services on 0419 141 141. We are experts in the diagnosis, repair and prevention of floor drains and pipes.