Why is My Basement Drain Backing Up?
If you’ve ever had a basement drain back up, you know how frustrating it can be. Water can start to seep in through small cracks in the foundation, causing all sorts of problems. What causes this to happen and how can you prevent it from happening again? Read on to find out!
If your basement drain backs up, it could be due to a clog in the sewer line
A clogged sewer line is one of the most common causes of a backed up basement drain. This can be caused by excess liquid waste and debris entering the pipe and blocking the free flow of water. It can be a messy, expensive problem to fix so it’s important to address it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in many cases these blockages form deep within the system and require professional help to locate and clear them out. If your basement drain has become backed up, you may want to call in an expert to find out whether or not the cause is a clog in your sewer line. By dealing with the issue early on, you could save yourself from having to deal with more costly repair bills down the road.
Clear the clog yourself with a plunger or a plumber’s snake
One of the most common household plumbing issues is a clogged toilet or sink. Many homeowners try to take care of the problem themselves without calling a plumber by reaching for a plunger or a plumber’s snake. While it can be satisfying to successfully dislodge the clog yourself, you should remember that it may not work in every situation, especially if the clog is caused by an object too large for these tools. In these cases, it’s best to call a professional drainage company to get the job done efficiently and with minimal mess.
If the clog is severe, you may need to call a professional to clear it for you
Clogs can cause major headaches, especially when they become severe. Although there are ways to clear a clogged drain yourself, it is often wise to call a professional if the clog won’t budge. A professional has the experience and tools necessary to identify and eliminate the source of the clog quickly and effectively. It’s important to remember that if you feel like your efforts are not making an impact, it is best to consult with a professional to avoid any further damage or frustration down the line.
Make sure to keep your basement clean and free of debris
Keeping your basement clean and free of debris is essential for avoiding future clogs and backups. Regularly vacuuming and mopping your basement will help remove any dirt or dust particles that can cause blockages in the pipes. It’s also important to regularly inspect any hoses or other areas which water passes through, as these are the most common areas where clogs form. Furthermore, avoid using harsh chemicals to clear out the drains as the caustic ingredients may corrode the pipes over time. Finally, make sure to call a professional if you face a severe blockage in order to properly unclog it. Keeping up with all these preventive maintenance tips will ensure that your basement remains clog-free in the future. If you have any further questions or if your problem persists after trying these solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us.