25 April, 2014

Drain Technician

When we wash clothes, there is water all over the floor. I initially thought it was the wash machine but the technician said it was not the machine, it's the drain on the floor getting backed up. So I went and bought a bottle of drain unclogger. My question is, should I pour it into the pipe where the hose coming from the wash machine is going into, or should I pour it directly into the drain on the floor. What I found out was – your main sewer line could be clogged. Try flushing your toilets and running water elsewhere in the house to view if it backs up in your floor drain. If it does, then you will need your main sewer line snaked. If it only backs up from your washing machine emptying, then it is just the drain line to the main from the floor drain. That could also be a job for a small motorized snake to clear out lint buildup in the pipe. You can try the drain cleaner, but they are usually not that effective. If you do, pour it into the floor drain since the clog is after or beyond that point. Good luck.

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  1. Karen Robot April 23, 2014 at 12:39 am #
    Into the floor drain. NOT into the hose pipe, if you do the drain cleaner will just overflow on to the floor and be wasted