Re: Basement Drain - Do I need to call a plumber?
Depending .... a floor drain should have a " P " trap similar to those under your sinks.
These traps are designed to have a certain amount of water in them at all times .... this is the trap mechanisim to prevent the sewer gas leakage.
If you are saying that 10 inches down you see some water sitting this may be the trap.
However ... if you suspect or having a problem with draining then a plumber would be to able to clean out any blockage.
Hope this helps.
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