Basement waterproofing has now become a necessity. People have started realizing that a basement is of utmost importance in the structure since the foundation is attached with it.
The improvement in technology has led to new methods being adopted by plumbers. New excavation methods have been devised to quicken the procedures. These, however, need expert supervision. And only a licensed contractor can operate such jobs. Floor drain cleaning is one such major issue which prevents basement flooding.
Any alternatives to not taking care of a drain can be very costly. These can involve wall replacement, floor replacement etc. Such procedures would need extensive digging as well. One can end up spending thousands of dollars on such projects. And even after that, the problem can re-occur. Drain cleaning can be done in two ways – footer drain cleaning and floor drain cleaning.
The footer drains are located at the bottom of foundation footers. They are one of the most important parts of the system. They ensure that the water is directed away from the foundation i.e. they take care of drain overflow. Thus it is necessary to keep them free from debris.
The benefit of professional drain cleaning is that it needs to be done only once a year. In many cases, the floor drain back up is completely removed easily. This protects the foundation from moisture damage. The procedure followed needs a high skill level though.
The floor drain is connected to the main sewer line. This is further connected to the city’s sewer system. The basement’s floor drain provides an exit point for any water that might flow in. Of course, if it is clogged with debris, it will be impossible for the water to flow out. This leads to basement flooding. This is why floor drain cleaning has become crucial. It is a cheap yet long lasting solution for basement flooding.
Keeping your drains “open” (or unclogged), can save you from a flood emergency. Make sure you get the floor drains checked before every rainy season. It is always better to get an estimate done by a licensed plumber before you begin with the job. Only an expert can guide you on how to save money and your basement. Ensure that the memories in the form of pictures and trophies that you store in your basement are safe. Just contact the nearest contractor and get your drains cleared.
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