Small issues with your basement drains can quickly turn into large problems if you leave them unattended. As soon as you notice something is wrong, call the professionals at Mr. Rooter® Plumbing. We have the expertise to recommend the proper drain repair or replacement for your home.
Signs You Need Basement Drain Service
If you notice water in your basement, it’s time to call a plumber. These are some additional signs that your basement drain needs attention:
- Sewer smell in your basement
- Standing water in or around your drain
- Basement drain backup, especially when it rains
- Slow-running toilets or sinks, especially in the basement
- Sluggish drain
- Gurgling sound in the drains or near the pipes
- Stains on the floor or walls
Basement Drain Repair Services
Mr. Rooter Plumbing services all types of basement floor drains and can fix a variety of issues, including:
- Broken, cracked, or missing basement drain covers
- Clogged drains or pipes
- Leaking or cracked pipes
- Sewage backup
- Sluggish drains
- Sump pump malfunctions
When we arrive, we’ll inspect your plumbing and evaluate whether your system can be repaired or if you need to replace all or some of your drainage system. We will provide you with detailed estimates and explain all your options to help you make an informed decision. With a course of action in place, we will then perform the work necessary to get your plumbing drainage system back in good working order.
Basement Drain Replacement Services
Extensive damage to your drain or pipes requires replacement to ensure that your system doesn’t fail later. Replacement may be a better option in older homes to keep your home up to building code or to replace a basement drain system that’s about to reach the end of its life. Some damage is also simpler or less expensive to replace than repair.
Find Basement Drain Repair Near Me
Whether you need repair or replacement, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has experienced plumbers to cleanly handle the job. Take back your basement and prevent further damage with our fast-acting services. Give us a call or request an estimate online to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my basement drain backing up?
Wastewater usually backs up into basement floor drains when the sewer line is clogged. Heavy rain and a malfunctioning sump pump can also cause water to seep up into a basement floor drain.
How to clean out a basement floor drain:
Avoid clogs by regularly cleaning out your basement drain with:
- Biological cleaners
- Hooked drain cleaner tools
- A mix of baking soda and white vinegar
- A few litres of boiling water
Should there be standing water in the basement floor drain?
No. If your basement drain is backing up, even if the water is still below the drain cover, you should call for immediate repairs to avoid flooding. A clog or backup could get worse, leading to water damage in your basement.
Why does my basement floor drain smell?
An unpleasant smell in your basement drain is a sign of either sewage backup or a clog made up of something that rots and stinks. Either way, you need service to ensure nothing backs up into your home.