A floor drain is basically a plumbing fixture which is placed in the floor of a building, specifically designed to eliminate any standing stagnant water somewhere near it. Generally they are usually circular, although sometimes they can be square or rectangular as well. Usually they range between 2 to 12 inches; however some are smaller. They are designed for easy drainage and are made of materials such as PVC, brass, or copper.
The installation process of these drains is relatively simple as they are widely available. Most of these devices have a threaded kind of end, which fits into the drain threads of the floor sinks. The end of the screw is then tightened by a set of clamps or simply fixed with screws. This ensures that it remains in place and does not move around. These drains are made of materials such as copper, brass, or PVC.
Sewer and floor drains have been designed with a special plug designed to clean out solid wastes, liquid wastes and other solid materials from them. They are normally placed at the bottom or on top of the drain line and act as a form of sewage treatment plant for the purpose of eliminating solid waste before they enter the sewer system. Their use is very important because they help eliminate the risk of disease-carrying germs in the sewer system. Their regular cleaning and maintenance is therefore necessary for their efficient functioning.
It is quite normal for homeowners to want to install these floor drains in their basement because of the basement's tendency to hold more liquid water. Basement floors are generally damp, and so they often collect dirt, debris, grime, oil and grease which, when not properly eliminated, can cause problems for the residents of the house. This is one of the reasons why homeowners should install basement floor drains for the convenience of not only cleaning the basement but also for the safety of those who spend a lot of time in the basement.
There are many types of floor drains that you can install in your basement. One of the most common ones is the surface-mounted sewer and floor drain. These traps are installed on the outside of the pipe. However, there are also some underground submersible groundwater drains that you can install inside your house.
One type of sewer and floor drain called the submersible stopper is ideal for household sewers. The device has an opening in its side that is larger than its width and long. Inside the stopper, there is a trap, usually made of metal, which contains a sewer. This trap is usually installed on the outside of the pipe so that it can be easily removed once the plumber is done with his work. The outside part of the trap must be sealed well to prevent water from seeping into the basement.
Another type of basement cleanout plug is the toilet cleanout plug. These toilets often have a trap that contains a clog and a cleanout that can be removed easily. To clean out these toilets, you need to open the trap and remove the clog using a toilet auger tool.
It would be a good idea to talk to your home owners' association when it comes to installing basement floor drains. You can always do this yourself if you have the skill. Just make sure that when you install an old floor drain, it works properly and won't trap moisture in the future. If there are any leaks, there could be a problem with your plumbing. This will cost you more money in the future.