Preventing Plumbing Catastrophes in Your Restaurant
Though the focus may be on the food, restaurants rely heavily on their building's plumbing system in order to make sure that the food is prepared correctly and on time, and in order to keep their customers happy. By far the most common, frustrating, and potentially costly plumbing problem in a restaurant is a drain clog. Many of the most important (not to mention most expensive) pieces of kitchen equipment rely on good drainage for proper functioning, and customers don't often take too kindly to drainage problems in the bathroom either.
Common Causes of Clogged Drains
Drains can clog or become blocked for many different reasons, but by far the two most common causes of clogged drains in a restaurant are: drains being used to dispose of garbage or other waste, and grease buildup.
Drains connected to your restaurant's toilets or kitchen equipment aren't meant to handle anything other than wastewater. Kitchen drains should not be repositories for food waste, and toilets should not be used to flush anything other than toilet paper. Kitchen drain clogs can be avoided by thorough employee training, while toilet clogs can be prevented by equipping bathrooms with proper disposal units and posting a polite reminder for customers that garbage or sanitary items should be disposed of properly.
No matter how well you train your employees or how well you inform your customers, you will still have to deal with drain clogs caused by grease. Grease traps can definitely help prevent drain blockages due to grease, but only if they are cleaned regularly. It is a good idea to get your restaurant's grease trap cleaned every few months by a professional Edmonton drain cleaning service such as AA Johnny's Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd.
Fixing Restaurant Drain Clogs
Blocked drains can result in hazardous and costly plumbing issues such as flooding and water damage, and can cause the operation of your restaurant to grind to a complete halt. You can keep plumbing issues from getting to this point by contacting the 24-hour Edmonton commercial drain cleaners at AA Johnny's Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd at the first sign of trouble. Give us a call to let us know what the problem is, and we'll tell you how we can fix it for you.