A How-To Guide on Drain Maintenance

Regular drain maintenance should be a priority in your home to make the most out of your bathroom, kitchen and main drain. Soap residue, lumps of hair, excessive amounts of toilet paper, food particles, dirt, grease are common culprits clogging up the drains connected to your sink, toilet, shower, bathtub and household appliances.


You should pay close attention to the following signs:

  • Bad odors near the shower, tub, sink, or toilet
  • Backed up or overflowing sink, toilet, shower, tub, washer and dishwasher
  • Water drains slowly
  • Empty toilet
  • Sewage is backing up into your house


To keep your plumbing system in great condition, it is recommended to have your drains inspected by a professional every two years. In the meantime, you can use simple steps to prevent major problems with your drains, such as using drain traps and catches for the bathroom and kitchen sinks. This way, the traps will collect hair and food debris that can be discarded in the garbage rather than in your drains.

French Drain Installations and Repairs

Our experts at Extreme Foundation Repairs have been installing and repairing French drains since 2007. We are proud to supply homeowners with a quality drainage system.


The French drain of a house is often overlooked, and when the pipe becomes clogged or broken, this results in a multitude of problems in your foundation. The lifetime of the French drain is limited to approximately 25-30 years. The proper function of this drain is essential in order to evacuate water from the foundation of the house. A clogged French drain leads to an accumulation of moisture on the foundation, water infiltration, appearance of mold and premature degradation of the foundation. Installing a full-perimeter French drain in your basement will lower the risks of flooding significantly.


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