FLOOR DRAINS

Keep Your Floor Drains Flowing with Radiant

Since 1999, thousands of homeowners have trusted Radiant® Plumbing & Air Conditioning to install and maintain their home’s floor drains. Our dedicated plumbers provide reliable, high-quality service, ensuring your drains remain clean and functional.

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Clear Standing Water Fast

Tired of frustrating drain backups and slow water flow? Say goodbye to standing water issues with our expert floor drain repair and maintenance services. At Radiant, we specialize in repairing and servicing floor drains to efficiently eliminate blockages and provide lasting relief. From basement floor drain backups to garage drainage concerns, our comprehensive services ensure consistently smooth flow. With 24/7 availability, you can count on us to resolve your drainage issues any time, day or night. Experience the joy of hassle-free drainage and enjoy a refreshed home environment with our expert solutions. Contact us today to unlock the full potential of seamless and stress-free living!

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FLOOR DRAINS

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a basement shower and floor drains need a trap?

Absolutely, both basement floor drains and basement shower drains require traps. These essential components are integral to plumbing systems, acting as barriers against sewer gases. In the case of a basement floor drain, the trap forms a seal to block odors and gases from the main sewer line. Similarly, a basement shower drain relies on a trap to maintain a protective barrier against sewer gases, ensuring a safe and odor-free environment. Compliance with local plumbing codes often mandates trap installation, emphasizing their necessity to uphold health and safety standards in basement drainage systems.

While not strictly mandatory, incorporating a floor drain in a kitchen can yield numerous advantages. Floor drains prove invaluable in managing water spills and leaks, facilitating effortless clean-ups, and minimizing the risk of slips. Especially beneficial in commercial kitchens or areas susceptible to frequent cleaning and potential appliance leaks, floor drains, when equipped with traps, prevent unpleasant odors from sewer gases. This contributes to a cleaner and safer kitchen environment. Though residential kitchens may not always feature floor drains, their installation could be influenced by individual preferences, specific needs, and compliance with local building codes or regulations. Seek guidance from a plumbing professional for tailored advice based on the unique considerations of your kitchen space.

No! According to the Texas Code, floor drains are only mandated in commercial buildings housing toilets, lavatories, or showers. However, if you’re wanting to add a floor drain to your bathroom, look no further than Radiant Plumbing and Air. Our expert technicians excel in promptly installing drains in most homes across Central Texas, ensuring optimal functionality.

The difference between a floor drain and a floor trap lies in their distinct functions within a plumbing system. A floor drain is a comprehensive plumbing fixture crafted to collect and drain away water, preventing flooding, and is commonly found in areas prone to water accumulation. It features a built-in trap—a curved section of the pipe—that creates a water seal, effectively preventing the entry of sewer gases. In contrast, a floor trap specifically refers to the trap component itself, present in various plumbing fixtures, including floor drains. While a floor drain encompasses both the drain opening and trap, a floor trap is the essential component ensuring the prevention of unwanted odors and gases in a building’s living spaces.

Preventing unpleasant odors from your floor drain is easy with regular cleaning. Use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, followed by a hot water flush. To maintain a water seal, pour water periodically. For a gentler approach, consider biological drain cleaners. If odors persist, consult a professional plumber to inspect for underlying issues like a broken trap or sewer line problems. Trust Radiant Plumbing and Air for expert solutions to keep your floor drain odor-free.

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Prevent Clogs and Backups with Our Floor Drain Solutions

Floor drains play a vital role in preventing water damage and keeping your home safe. But when floor drains get clogged, neglected, or damaged, they can quickly turn from allies to adversaries. At Radiant® Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we’re your local experts in floor drain maintenance, repair, and installation.

Signs Your Floor Drain Needs Attention

Ignoring a struggling floor drain can lead to bigger problems down the road. Here are some signs to watch out for:
  • Slow drainage: Water pooling around the drain indicates a blockage.
  • Foul odors: Bad smells emanating from the drain suggest trapped debris or sewer gas leaks.
  • Visible damage: Cracks, leaks, or corrosion around the drain call for immediate attention.
  • Frequent clogs: If you’re constantly battling clogs, it might be a sign of a deeper issue with the drain line.

Why Choose Radiant  for Your Floor Drain Needs?

  • Local Expertise: We’ve been serving the Austin & San Antonio communities for years, and we understand the specific plumbing challenges of the region. From hard water buildup to the effects of flash floods, our technicians are prepared for anything your floor drain throws their way.
  • Licensed and Insured: Our technicians are all licensed, insured, and background-checked, giving you peace of mind knowing you’re trusting your home to qualified professionals.
  • Upfront Pricing: We believe in transparent communication. You’ll receive a clear and upfront quote before any work begins, so there are no surprises.
  • Fast and Reliable Service: We know a clogged or malfunctioning floor drain can be a major inconvenience. That’s why we offer prompt service, often with same-day appointments available.
  • 24/7 Emergency Service: Plumbing emergencies don’t happen on a schedule. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service, so you can always count on us to be there when you need us most.
  • Friendly and Professional Technicians: Our technicians are not only highly skilled, but they’re also friendly and professional. They’ll take the time to explain the problem and answer any questions you may have.

Our Floor Drain Services:

  • Floor Drain Installation: Adding a floor drain to your basement, bathroom, or laundry room can be a great way to prevent water damage. Our experienced technicians can install a new floor drain quickly and efficiently, ensuring it meets all local codes and regulations.
  • Floor Drain Cleaning and Maintenance: Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keep your floor drain functioning properly. We offer professional floor drain cleaning services to remove clogs, debris, and soap scum buildup. We also recommend regular preventative maintenance to identify potential problems before they become major issues.
  • Floor Drain Repair: Even with proper maintenance, floor drains can sometimes become damaged. We can repair a wide range of floor drain problems, including leaks, cracks, and loose grates.
  • Floor Drain Replacement: Sometimes, a floor drain may be beyond repair. In these cases, we can replace your old floor drain with a new, high-quality unit.
At Radiant, we’re dedicated to keeping your Texas home safe and dry. Our expertise in floor drain maintenance, repair, and installation ensures peace of mind and prevents costly water damage. Schedule a consultation with our friendly team today and let us make sure your floor drains function flawlessly.