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Floor drain

Dirt coming out of floor drain?

Recommendation:
Call the Plumber - you have a backup, sewer system is blocked

How to clean the sewer blockage?

Recommendation:
Call the Plumber - he will use a tool known as a drain snake, put camera and find out what happened in your sewer system, give you an estimate for repair or clean the pipe by snaking with cutting head.

Toilet backup

Recommendation:
Call the Plumber - he will use a tool known as a toilet snake, clean the trap by snaking or uninstall the toilet to check the sewer line under the toilet, maybe you have major blockage in a sewer main line.

Most popular questions about services and sewer, plumbing systems

Floor Drain

Sewer Backups.

Floor Drain

Plumbing systems usually function for years without needing attention, and like many basic utilities they are often forgotten until a problem arises. Floor drains are collection points which remove wash water and other liquid wastes from a work area and carry them away through pipes or ditches for disposal.

Floor drain is a drain which received water from a floor of a building, so that water passing down through a strainer or grate enters a connected drainage pipe, and includes any auxiliary part that is located between the strainer and the connected pipe or a nipple.

As shown in DWV picture plumbing, the sanitary sewer line drains toilet waste, laundry tubs, and the basement floor drain to the sanitary sewer main in the street. Clean storm water and ground water is handled by downspouts, footing drains, and sump pumps.

Often basement flooding is caused by these two sewer systems being interconnected.

Some houses have the downspouts (from 2009 all homeowners in Toronto required to disconnect downspouts from sewer system), weeping tile, and/or the sump pump connected to the sanitary sewer service.

During a heavy rain, storm water enters the sanitary sewers, causing backups into one house and overloading the main lines, contributing to backups in other houses most of the time trough the floor drain fixtures. Sewer lines or plumbing lines can be plugged by grease, waste, tree roots, breaks in the pipe.

Floor drain float plug. Back flow preventer.

Plug with a float. It allows water (the laundry tub overflows or other spillage occurs) to drain out of the basement. When the sewer backs up, the float rises and plugs the drain. To install floor drain float plug plumber has to check you sewer system with CCTV to be sure that system is deep enough (more then 1 foot) and no pipes are shifted or broken. Otherwise waste will back up to basement floor trough the concrete slab.

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AnTa Plumbing Services List

Plumbing System

* Any leaks in plumbing system repair
* Toilet Installation Toilet Unclog & Repair
* Shower Faucet Installation
* Kitchen Faucet Installation
* Frozen Pipes Thawed

Drain System

* Pipe damaged by tree roots repair
* Broken, shifted sewer pipes repair
* New sewer line installation
* New washroom rough-ins
* Complete Sewer & Drain Cleaning
* CCTV (Camera Inspection) & Pipe Locating
* Trenchless Pipe Replacement (Pipe burst) or No-digging technology
* Sump pump for clear water installation and repair, maintenance
* Ejector pump
* Back flow preventer installation

Waterproofing

* Wet Basement Waterproofing
* Foundation Crack Repair
* Window Wells & Window Well Drains
* High Water Table Solutions
* Inside & Outside Weeping Tile

Basement Lowering

* Basement Lowering - Underpinning
* Basement Lowering - Bench Ledging
* New Drains
* Inside Waterproofing
* New Concrete Floor

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