The experts at Fissure Extrême & Fondation have been installing and repairing French drains in Gatineau, Ottawa and surrounding areas since 2007. We pride ourselves on providing homeowners with quality drainage systems.
A home's French drain is often neglected and when a pipe clogs or breaks, it leads to a host of problems in the foundation. The life span of a French drain is approximately 25 to 30 years. The proper functioning of a French drain is critical to draining water away from the foundation of your home. A clogged French drain leads to moisture build-up in the foundation, water infiltration, mold growth and its premature deterioration. Installing a complete French drain in your basement will significantly reduce the risk of flooding. Contact us today to avoid any further damage!
A Practical Guide to Drain Maintenance
Regular drain maintenance needs to be a priority in your home to ensure you are able to enjoy your bathroom, kitchen and main drain to the fullest. The most common reasons for clogged drains in your sink, toilet, shower, bathtub and household appliances are soap residue, hair clogs, use of excessive amounts of toilet paper, food scraps, dirt and grease.
You should pay particular attention to the following signs:
Foul odour around the shower, bath, sink or toilet
Water slowly draining or overflowing into the sink, toilet, shower, bath and dishwasher
A toilet that empties completely
Sewage flowing back into your home
To keep your plumbing system in good condition, it is recommended that you have your drains professionally inspected every two years. Meanwhile, there are simple steps you can take to avoid major problems with your drains, such as using drain interceptors and sensors for bathroom and kitchen sinks. This way, the interceptors collect hair and food debris, which can then be put in the trash instead of going down your drains.
The Issue with Iron Ochre
This sticky, orange-colored coating is the result of a chemical reaction caused by the presence of certain substances and microorganisms in the water table. Iron ochre clogs drains and damages piping, which can halve the life span of your drainage system. To solve this problem, you can rely on the services of Fissure Extrême & Fondation! Our team will clean your drains thoroughly.