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All drains and waste pipes require periodic drain maintenance and cleaning to prevent the accumulation of scale, silt and grease or debris that can reduce the flow of the pipe. Having a reduced capacity within your drainage system increases the likelihood of expensive blockages occurring, with the potential to cause severe problems from leaks and pipe ruptures. Enforcing a high standard of cleanliness to maintain the standards of your drains will ensure they continue to be fit for purpose.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene provides commercial drain cleaning, preventative drainage services, and disinfection in the event of a leak or drain pipe rupture. Our team will also provide you with expert advice on how to keep your drains clean to maintain a healthy drainage system. In the event of a blockage or the pipes become clogged, we can provide emergency drain cleaning to unclog and dislodge the blockage.
Problems with drainage systems can often be an underlying sign of a breakdown in the pipe or network left by an unmaintained drain. The effects can impact not only the functionality of your drain but can cause a whole host of problems. For example, a poorly maintained system can create a clogged drain, which can cause strong odours to form and can be off-putting to customers within your commercial property and negatively affect your reputation. Also, leakages in the pipes from wastewater having no place to go can directly impact the pipe work's structural stability, causing damage which can lead to expensive repairs.
As experienced drain cleaning specialists, we have seen it all, but one of the leading causes of drain problems can result from flushing or pouring products unsuitable for drains. It only takes a small amount of the wrong item to go down the pipe to cause a serious blockage.
Effectively clearing the residue of fats, oils and greases (FOGs) from your kitchen drains and grease traps traditionally involve the use of high pressure water jetting and rodding devices to unblock the pipes but this can cause more harm than good. While these are very effective, repeated use could lead to structural damage and cause disruption to your business operations. Both options also do not provide round-the-clock protection against blockages. A preventative maintenance service however stops FOGs and other contaminants from accumulating in your pipework.
Regular dosing ensures that the correct microbiological balance is always maintained within the drainage system. Operating as an automatic safeguard against blockages, the battery-operated control unit requires no wiring and can be programmed to match your routine. The interval dosing schedule can be increased during peak times to provide optimised protection.
Following installation, regular planned service visits are carried out to check the condition of the drainage system, top up the fluid and ensure the dosing system is operating effectively.
Maintaining the condition and stability of your drainage system should form part of your regular maintenance cleaning regime, preventing build-up and blockages from forming. Prevention is better than cure in many instances, so here are our top four tips to maintain your drains:
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are one of the biggest contributors to a blocked drain. When hot, FOG can easily enter your drainage system but solidifies, creating a clog in your pipes once cooled. As a result, they can build up and directly impact waste waterways and treatment plants. Disposing of your containment correctly and pouring only appropriate items down your sinks and drains can prevent any damage.
A drain guard can easily be fitted over plug holes and forms a protective barrier to collect debris to reduce the amount of waste that flows down pipes. They are multipurpose, suitable for kitchens to collect remaining food waste and showers to catch hair and debris.
Maintain a healthy drain by pouring hot water regularly. Flush hot water down your drains allows any oils or build-up to efficiently move down drains rather than build up within the pipes, which can make drains clog and block.
A problem with your drainage system may not always be obvious, but taking time to inspect your drain to ensure they are working properly can make a difference.
If yes, these can be telltale signs of an issue forming in your drains.
Even if you follow a regular drain maintenance service plan, blockages can still happen. If you suspect a drain problem or issues with drainage, emergency drains cleaning can be necessary. Our expert team of technicians can provide reliable and professional 24/7 service in the event of a drains problem, including blocked, backed up and exploding drains. Speak to one of our experts today by calling us or getting in touch with us.
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