2 Tips for Preventing Commercial Drain Problems

Water damage can be devastating for a company. For this reason, many businesses give attention to maintenance outside to prevent clogged sewers. However, it can be easy to forget about the inside since it’s difficult to see clogged drains on the surface. Considering two tips for reducing clogs inside your commercial building will help with your overall¬†valve maintenance system.

  1. Clean Drains Regularly

If you wait until actually seeing your floor drains built up with dirt, it may be too late. Scheduling drain cleaning at the beginning or end of each month is a good practice for minimizing problems. Part of the regular cleaning program should include dumping approximately five gallons of soapy water down the drain. This will indicate if there is a clog building up and prevent a dried-up drain.

While it may not be obvious, floor drains are an essential part of a commercial sewage system. If the drains dry up, problems could arise. This often leads to sewage backup and messy problems. By using the soapy water as part of the maintenance program, drain traps can be kept fresh, and smells that are displeasing will be prevented.

  1. Avoid Clogged Drains

This is something that can be addressed by your daily cleaning program. Whether you employ your own cleaning associates or hire a company, you should maintain a policy that forbids sweeping dirt into the drains. This can cause an accumulation of debris, which can lead to serious problems in the future.

Ensuring that closets or rooms that aren’t used often are given attention is also a must. If you use these rooms for storage, you may forget that they have floor drains. Making sure these rooms are part of your monthly maintenance is a must.

These tips will help prevent clogged drains and, quite possibly, a sewage catastrophe in the future.