Your Shower Room Cannot Without A Floor Drain

Bathroom Plumbing

The shower drain channels are as essential as the shower faucets, even if you don’t actually believe that. The wet room drain system is the one that lets the water flow when showering and if it breaks down than you can say goodbye to relaxation. And nobody wants that. Nobody wants for a relaxing shower to become something else because of the rancid smell of the water from beneath the tiles. Nobody wants to go already stressed at work because of thinking of the overflowing water from the shower. OTOL'd like to talk about the floor drains here.





A floor drains should not be confused with a floor sink. A floor drains is meant as a “direct” waste drain. It is used to drain whatever water winds up on the floor. In the shower, it drains the water that is on the shower floor while showering. In a commercial restroom is it used to drain water spilled on the floor, or water used to clean the bathroom. They function similarly in other applications.


A floor sink is part of an “indirect” waste system. An example of this is a commercial sink. The waste from the sink goes down the sink drain, via the waste pipes, where it is dumped into a floor sink. Simply put, a floor drain is a drain sitting in the floor. A floor sink kind of looks like a square, porcelain sink, set in the floor.




If sewer gas is a problem and your floor drains don’t get much water flowing into them, be sure to refill the traps about once a month. And at least twice a year, you should really give that drain a workout. If it appears to be clogged or slow, take steps to remove the clog. Use a crank snake and see if you can reach the clog. But because floor drains are often connected by long pipes, the hand auger may not reach all the way through the pipe. It’s a good idea to call a sewer and drain cleaning company to clean t out professionally.


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