No one wants to deal with a clogged up plumbing system, especially in a place of business. Luckily, there are specific preventative steps you can take to ensure that the plumbing flows smoothly in your commercial building.
Install Grease Traps in Kitchen Spaces
Any area of your business that is used for kitchen and food prep should have grease traps installed. Grease traps catch all the grease, fat, and food that ends up going down your drains before it can make its way through your plumbing system and clog things up.
If you already have grease traps in place, make sure that you are cleaning them on a regular basis, or you will end up dealing with clogged drains anyways.
There are plumbing and cleaning companies that you can hire to regularly come out and clean your grease traps so you never have to worry about the traps getting full.
Keep Your Drains Clean
Next, take steps to keep the drains in your business clean. If you use a cleaning service, ask them to clean your drains at least once a month.
You can have them use traditional cleaning products that are used for unclogging drains to clean your drains. You can also have the cleaning company use more simple and organic products to keep your drains clean. For example, you can have them pour baking soda and vinegar down your drains to break up debris, followed by hot water.
Cleaning all of the drains throughout your building on a monthly basis will help ensure that debris and junk doesn't build-up in your drains in the first place.
Use Commercial Capacity Toilets
In your bathrooms, make sure that you have the right toilets installed. You don't want to install toilets made for residential homes in your commercial building. Toilets for residential homes are designed to work for residential capacity uses, which are much lower than the designed capacity and use for commercial toilets.
Make sure that your bathrooms are equipped with toilets that are designed for commercial and consumer use. These toilets are designed for high-capacity use and are also designed to minimize cleaning and clogging.
For example, when you flush a commercial toilet, you'll notice that the water pressure and speed of the flush is much faster than the flush of your toilet at home. That speed and pressure is designed to clean the toilet and prevent clogs.
Additionally, make sure that you have covered trash cans next to every toilet. This provides people with a way to dispose of female sanitary products, diapers, liners, disposable wipes and other bathroom related trash in a discrete manner. No one wants to carry their bathroom trash through the bathroom to the nearest trash can. Providing a discreet way to get rid of that type of trash can help reduce people putting this trash in your toilets and clogging things up.
Keep the plumbing running smoothly at your business by installing and scheduling regular cleanings of grease traps in your kitchens. Keep all drains clean by using natural methods to clean them out once a month. Use commercially designed toilets and provide discreet trash cans next to toilets to eliminate debris that can clog up your toilets. For more information, contact a local plumbing company like Affordable Plumbing & Drain Cleaning.