basement floor drain backup

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    • #277829
      Eddy Paz

      recently the floor drain in the basement has been backing up whenever anything is used. this includes tub, toilet, sink, and now washing machine. are there any cheap and/or easy fixes to this?

    • #297212
      Retired plbg1
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      No your pipe is stopped up past where the floor drain is connected, have a sewer man run a cable downyour pipe.



      Art retired plbg

    • #297213
      PLUMBILL
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      My daughter’s house just had the same problem and they tried a ballon/blow bag that connects to a garden hose, tried for hours from differn’t cleanouts and it didn’t work.

      We had to use a drain cleaning machine and pulled out a 1/4 garbage bag of flushable baby wipes.

      Again, Art has given the best answer.

    • #297214
      Tim Clark
      Participant

      i appreciate your reply, where is the best place to tackle it? should we go from the floor drain, or should we just call out a pro?

    • #297215
      PLUMBILL
      Participant

      It’s best to takle it from a cleanout or cleanouts in the basement area.

      If you don’t have an accssable C.O. hopfully you have a 3″ or 4″ floor drain you can go through.

      If you think you are going to have a hard time it’s best to call a plumbing company that does drain cleaning.

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