There are two, telltale signs of a commercial drain problem: a foul odor and/or backed-up sinks or toilets. Whether your particular issues are caused by a simple build-up of kitchen grease or one too many customers has flushed something they shouldn’t, commercial drain cleaning requires the right tools and a significant amount of patience.
Commercial drains in hospitals, restaurants, hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, and grocery stores are subject to high volume and heavy-duty use, making them much more susceptible to clogs than residential systems. You can try all the traditional methods of drain cleaning—plunging, cleaning P-traps, using a plumbing auger—but in a commercial environment, your most effective option is water jetting. Using this method, debris, build-up (scale, silt, mineral deposits, grease, sludge), and even tree roots are cut up and pushed through the drain using high-pressure streams of water. The result isn’t just restored flow, although that’s a definite plus). You’ll actually end up with squeaky clean pipes that are much less likely to clog in the future.
Did You Know: The most efficient commercial drain cleaning method is prevention. Depending on the type of business you have, your drains may benefit from semi-annual, quarterly, or even monthly cleanings. By investing in preventive maintenance, you’ll decrease the chances of a plumbing emergency interrupting your business day or inconveniencing your employees and customers.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been venting laundry drains in St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Contact us today at 314-645-6350 or here for more information or to request a bid.
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