The garage floor can accumulate a lot of liquids, from flooded water to engine oil. This makes the garage floor drain an invaluable, albeit often overlooked, plumbing structure. Here are some helpful tips on how to clean and clear the drain of obstructions.
What Causes a Clogged Garage Floor Drain?
Garage floor drains can become clogged for the same reason as shower and sink drains. The source of the backup, though, may differ. Common sources include car oil and fluids.
One typical cause of backup is pipe crystallization. When liquids, such as soap water, urine, and grey water enter the drain, they leave behind solid sediment. The accumulation of solid debris over the course of years can eventually lead to a backup. This leads to puddling water, which can seep into cracks in the concrete and cause further damage. Continue Reading →