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How do I know if my drains should be cleaned?
Are the kitchen sinks in your restaurant slow to empty? Are the floor drains backing up? Are your tenants’ showers nearly filling the tub? These issues are not only inconvenient but they also interrupt your business. If you’re experiencing slow drains or backups, it’s probably time to have your drain cleaned.
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Slow drainage is an indicator that there is a blockage or buildup in your drains that needs to be cleared. If only one drain is slow, the blockage is typically isolated to that drain. If multiple drains are draining slowly or one drain is backing up into another, the blockage is most likely in the drain or somewhere in the main sewer line.
Gurgling or banging are usually a sign that there is a blockage in your drain.
If you have ruled out a dried p-trap, the next possible reason for foul odor is a clogged drain. Foul odor can be caused by bacteria that builds up in a clogged drain. If you have a grease trap at your location, foul odor may be a sign that your grease trap is due for a cleaning.
If a drain is backed up it can potentially cause water to back up into fixture or floor drains that tie into it. As the water finds somewhere to go, pressure builds up, forcing the water into another drain, which may potentially cause a costly and messy backup.
If you have a grease trap at your location the backup could indicate that it’s time for your grease trap to be pumped and cleaned.
Drain Cleaning FAQs
The most common causes for clogged drains in a commercial setting include: F.O.G. (Fats, Oils and Grease), food debris, hair, soap residue, dirt and hair.
Items that should NOT be flushed or put down any drains include: utensils, rags, paper towels, “flushable” wipes, diapers, feminine products, cotton products, medication and thick toilet paper. It can be hard to remember what not to put down your drains. Download this helpful document to keep in your kitchen and/or bathrooms.
F.O.G. (Fats, Oils and Grease) is the most common cause of sanitary sewer backups. The F.O.G items harden as they cool and cling to the walls of sanitary sewer pipes, ultimately creating a blockage.
No! This may seem like the easy approach to handle a clogged drain. However, harsh chemical cleaners are not only hazardous to you and the environment but can also do extensive damage to your plumbing.
Chemical cleaners are designed to cut through thick grease, hair and debris buildup, which means they are strong enough to deteriorate your drains.
Ziegler Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. offers commercial high-pressure jetting, rodding, grease trap cleanings and camera inspection. Our goal is to ensure that we are not only addressing the blockage, but are also addressing the cause so future backups don’t occur.