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  • Basement floor drain backed up

    Our basement floor drain is backed up, it’s not overflowing but it’s right to the top. I’m hoping there a solution for someone who has limited very plumbing knowledge. Just a few weeks ago the sump and ejectors pumps were replaced plus we had some expenses for some water cleanup so I’d I’m trying to avoid more plumbing costs unless this is something I need a professional for. The first picture is the drain but it might be hard to see the water up to the top. I don’t know if they’re relevant but the other pictures and the set up around the drain. Also, if it matters the basement is unfinished and there is no toilet down there.

    Any help is really appreciated.

  • #2
    You could try lifting the condensate drain line out and plunging it ... if that don't work you could use a blow bag ( what I call it ) connected to a garden hose to push the clog out ... The clog was probably the result of the failed sewer ejector ( which I believe is what your referring to when you mentioned ejector ) whereas some smag backed up into the 2" PVC floor drain.

    Here is a pic of what a blow bag looks like ... you would need a 2 -3 " one .


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    • #3
      The most common problem is that there can be a problem with the main sewage drain line. When this happens, the sewage backs up into the basement because it’s the lowest point in the house, and those sewer drains are the easiest means of escape from the excess water.
      Or maybe It could also be caused by an individual clogged drain in the basement, which is likely the case if you are only getting back up in one drain.

      I suggest taking professional help and you should be
      Avoiding using chemical drain cleaners because they send toxic material into the sewers, and these chemicals can even corrode ejectors pumps systems. If chemicals are necessary, allow professionals to be the ones who use them.


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