Commercial Plumbing Maintenance: Should Drain Cleaning be Included?

27 August 2018

Commercial plumbing maintenance is a vital part of any business, especially for those with food services like hotels, restaurants, and cafes. In fact, of all that commercial plumbing entails, such as pipe and faucet installation, and all types of plumbing repair work, such as fixing leaks, one important aspect of commercial plumbing that often gets overlooked is drain cleaning.

Should drain cleaning be included in the commercial plumbing maintenance of businesses? Absolutely! Here are a few good reasons why:

The health of a business – the health of commercial businesses really depends on the cleanliness of its drainage system. This is especially true for food related businesses and establishments where toilets are utilised often, such as shopping malls, convention centres, theatres, and public restrooms. Blocked or odorous drains have a huge negative impact on customers and employees because it is a sign of neglect and mismanagement, and it will drive away potential clients.

Damaged pipes and sewer lines – owners and managers of commercial building are ultimately responsible for maintaining drains and sewer lines. When these are not cleaned and maintained properly it can lead to hazardous conditions and creates an environment that allows germs, bacteria, mould and mildew to thrive. Overflowing drains can also flood the rest of a building and make matters worse.

Causes of Dirty and Clogged Drains and Sewer Lines

For commercial kitchens, one of the leading causes of blocked and dirty drains is due to an accumulation of oils and grease. If not cleaned regularly, for example, grease traps can exceed a certain level causing grease and oil to overflow and mingle with wastewater, which can block drains and sewer lines.

Mineral deposits, dirt, and debris that accumulates on flooring end up in drains as floors are mopped and cleaned daily. Sedimentation of dirt and debris on the bed of drains cause a hindrance in the flow of water and often results in foul odours that are impossible to remove, unless drains are cleaned properly.

The best way to clean drains and sewer lines, to remove built-up debris and foul odours, is to use hydro-mechanical cleaners. Professional plumbers use hydro-mechanics to effectively and safely wash away debris and to unclog drains and sewer lines.

If your commercial building has a drain pipe blockage issue, or strong odours that you want to remove, then call G. Brand & Sons Plumbers, we can help. We are the best plumbers in Melbourne, and no job is too big or too small for us to handle.

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