Floor Cleanout (FCO)

What is Floor Cleanout ( FCO )?

Definition of Floor Cleanout ( FCO ) in Construction
A piping accessory, that allows the ability to clean out the drain piping within a slab or floor.

The floor cleanout is basically a threaded cover that is exposed on the surface of the floor. Removal of the cover will enable access into the piping systems to clean and unclog any issues within the piping system. The location of the FCO is normally determined by the mechanical engineer designing the piping systems. The majority of times, a FCO is installed at a major change in direction of the underground piping. The top of FCO’s can be seen in bathrooms, lockers or any location that has the need for a floor drain that could allow solid material to enter a fluid system.