Plumbing DIY Tips & Tricks
Unclog your French drain and keep your home's foundation dry with our step-by-step guide. Learn how to clear a French drain easily and effectively in our latest blog post!
French drains work thanks to their “perforated pipe.” Groundwater falls into the holes and drains out away thanks to the downward sloping pipe.
The following steps will help you clear your French Drain and keep it flowing freely for years to come.
Before you start clearing your french drain, we first need to make sure the french drain is actually the problem. Run a hose in it and check for clogs.
A “sewer snake” isn’t some kind of terrifying super animal that presents a threat to humanity. It’s just a tool used by plumbers to clear out drains.
Before you get started, you got to get prepared first. To clean a french drain, you’ll need the a bunch of tools which are all available at home improvement centers.
Locate the access point once again and uncover the lid. Once you’ve opened it up, you can start to feed the snake cable into the drain.
This is probably the most straightforward step. Continue to monitor the snake as it makes its way through the clogged french drain, and keep an eye out for any sudden stops.