Your home is equipped with floor drains in the basement, laundry room, and bathroom shower. You might also find floor drains in the garage, or on your patio or driveway. All of these drains are equipped with a trap that works to prevent dirt and debris from clogging them up. If you notice an odor coming from a floor drain in your home, try pouring cool, clean water into the drain. Floor drains should be kept filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping into your home.
Quick Tips for DIY Plumbing Repair:
- Shut off the water to your home. It sounds like a no-brainer, but because it’s such a simple step, many homeowners forget to do it.
- Use the right size/type of pipes. Trying to join mismatched pipes can lead to leaks or broken pipes.
- Call in a licensed professional if the job gets too tough. That’s not giving up, it’s smart home ownership!
Did You Know: Overuse of drain cleaners can do more harm than good to your home’s plumbing. The chemicals work because they’re strong. But over time, their strength eats away at your pipes. If you do use them, do so sparingly, and remember to read all of the instructions – not all cleaners work on all types of pipes (i.e. PVC vs. Copper).
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been cleaning floor drains in St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers
Give us a call at 314-645-6350 or fill out the contact form here to request a bid.