Basement floor drains - can see standing water
I noticed that in both drains i can see standing water approx 6" below the drain cover.
As ive just moved in i cant really tell if this is standard behavior for the house. It was original built in 1915 in the south end of York(war home) so i have no idea what type of drain system is there. The house has been renod extensively so its hard to know if any work on the drainage has been preformed.(my guess is not)
What i want to know is can i just jam an auger down into the drain and see if theres a clog? Are there any old drain pipe systems that i can damage with an auger? Or would i just run into a situ where it wont go any further in.
Or should i just pony up the 100 bucks for a plummer to inspect the drain system in my house. (would this be more then 100?)