Why Good Floor Drains Are Crucial to the Health of Your Plumbing System

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Most home owners tend to take their floor drains for granted. And that’s understandable. It takes a professional plumber to understand that floor drains can make or break your entire plumbing system.

Here’s why:

  1. Installing the Right Floor Drains Matter more than You Might Think

When choosing floor drains for your kitchen or bathroom, home owners tend to look mostly at aesthetic considerations. But there’s more to a good floor drain.

An expert plumber can help you choose the right material for it – something that supports your weight, drains water properly and can be matched with the rest of the plumbing system.

Even more, the size of the floor drains is very important: they have to be able to drain all the water in your bathroom. The grid pattern also has to be chosen in accordance to your daily routine and the amount of dirt, hairs and other objects that it has to collect or to prevent from entering the plumbing system.

  1. Cleaning Your Floor Drains Regularly Is a Must

People tend to forget that floor drains can cause massive issues, especially if they aren’t professionally cleaned regularly. Poor water purity and common dirt are just two of the factors that can influence the “health” of your floor drains and, consequently, of your entire plumbing system.

If too much dirt is accumulated, it will be leaked into the plumbing system, which can lead to massive blockages, water leaks, water damage in your entire home, and, of course, costly repairs. Plus, such problems are always accompanied by unpleasant odors.

This is why we recommend you get your floor drains professionally cleaned even if they seem to work properly. These issues are hard to detect with the naked eye. Plus, it’s always better (and cheaper) to prevent than to repair.

Need professional plumbers in Toronto and GTA? Get in touch with us for advice on how to choose the right floor drains or for professional drain cleaning. We’d love to help you!


Paul S

Paul has more then 20 years in basement waterproofing and plumbing projects experience. Looking for an advice from an expert plumber? Make sure to read Paul's articles about residential waterproofing and plumbing projects in Toronto.

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