Nothing ruins your day quite so much as a flooded basement. If your basement drain is backing up, you may need to have it repaired or replaced. Protect your space (and all the belongings you’ve stored there) from flooding by keeping your basement drain system in peak condition. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing service professionals can advise you on the best way to take care of your basement drain issues to keep your foundation dry.
Clogged Basement Drain Service to Repair Your System
If your basement drain is clogged, it can lead to water or sewage backing up into your home. If you see (or smell) any of these signs, contact us for professional basement drain service:
- A gurgling sound when you flush your toilet (especially a basement toilet)
- The smell of sewage in your basement
- Flooding or clear water backup, especially when it rains
- Sewage backup into your basement
- Stains on your floors or walls
We’ll send a service professional to inspect your drain and recommend repair or replacement. We’ll unclog a blockage, perform basement drain cover replacement, repair leaking pipes, and do whatever your drains require to run smoothly.
Basement Floor Drain Replacement
There are multiple reasons for a replacement. In older homes, we may recommend a replacement to keep your home up to code or replace a basement drain system at the end of its life. We also recommend replacing drains with extensive cracks or damage. We recommend replacing a basement drain if it will be simpler or more affordable than a repair.
Types of Basement Floor Drains We’ll Install
Our service professionals can replace and install a range of basement drain types, including:
- Box drain. These are the most common kinds of drains. You can easily identify them by a square or round grate cover inset into the floor over a box that holds the water until it can drain through your plumbing.
- French drain/interior perimeter drain. French drain basement installations are common in houses with frequent flooding problems. They fit into a trench around the perimeter of your basement and drain into a sump pump. These drains can be expensive to add to an existing house, but they’re ideal for mitigating flooding.
- Baseboard drain. Baseboard drains are more common in older homes prone to flooding. They channel collected water through a pipe inside the baseboard and drain out, usually through a corner pipe. They’re one of the least expensive drains to install new since they don’t require us to tear out flooring. However, they sit above the floor, and flood water doesn’t drain out of your basement until it reaches them. That means you can have inches or sometimes over a foot of standing water before it begins to drain.
Who Can Repair and Replace Basement Floor Drains Near Me?
Protect your basement and belongings by repairing or installing a basement drain to remove water from your home. Rely on Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s expertise to recommend repairs or replacements and get your system draining smoothly again. Call us or request an estimate online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my basement drain backing up, and what can I do about it?
You often see signs of backup because of:
- Hair, dirt, or other debris: Don’t wash or sweep debris into the drain. If you suspect you have a clog, try white vinegar and baking soda followed by hot water. If that doesn’t work, call the pros.
- Dry P-trap: A dry P-trap can release sewer gases into your home. Simply run a little water in the sink to fill the P-trap and seal out the smell.
How to clean a floor drain in the basement:
Pour a few gallons of water down the drain to ensure it’s not clogged. You can use pipe-safe liquid drain cleaners to clean out clogs and keep buildup to a minimum. Clean your basement drain at least every three months and call for professional cleaning if you encounter major clogs.