Guide to Keeping Your Business’ Drainage System Healthy
If you own a business, your drainage system is essential to its operations. Poor drainage in a commercial drainage system can lead to flooding, the spread of pollution in the surrounding environment, and damage to your building’s foundation. The importance of a smooth-running, proper drainage system can not be disputed. With proper drain maintenance, you can avoid these costly problems.
To ensure your business’ drainage system remains in top shape, here are Express Drainage Solutions’ top tips:
1. REGULARLY INSPECT YOUR DRAINAGE SYSTEM
We would advise you to check for any visible signs of wear-and-tear on your drains regularly. Look for any clogs or blockages that could be causing drainage issues and make sure all drainage pipes are free from debris and dirt buildup.
Also, keep an eye out for any signs of corroded drain pipes or broken pipes that may need to be replaced. Signs such as rusting or leaking should be addressed quickly before they lead to more complicated problems. If you notice any other issues with your drainage system, such as slow drains or water pooling, contact one of our expert drainage professionals to inspect the issue.
2. BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU’RE POURING DOWN YOUR DRAINS
First, it’s important to be mindful of what your employees are pouring down the drain. For instance, grease and oils can clog pipes, so avoid disposing of these materials down the drain. Additionally, refrain from putting coffee grounds or food waste down your sink drains, as this can contribute to blockages and bad odours over time.
Displaying signage in the appropriate area within your business can be a simple solution to this. Letting your employees know what not to put down your drains and ultimately keeping them clear and healthy.
3. ALWAYS USE THE CORRECT CLEANING AGENTS FOR YOUR DRAIN SYSTEM
Keeping your drains clean and well-maintained is important for the efficient functioning of your drainage system. To ensure that it is well maintained, avoid using caustic chemicals such as bleach or ammonia, as these can damage pipes over time. Also, refrain from pouring boiling water down your business drainage system, which can weaken pipe joints and connections.
Many eco-friendly drain cleaners and specialised products are available on the market that are designed to be used safely and effectively; however, ensure you read the instructions carefully before using any products on your drainage system. Check out our Cleaning Drains Naturally guide to learn our top picks for eco-friendly drain cleaners and Leaping Bunny-certified brands and products.
4. REGULARLY TEST YOUR DRAINS
You should also test your drainage system by regularly flushing it with water to check for any leaks or blockages. If you find any issues, call a professional drainage expert to repair them as soon as possible. Clogged pipes and gutters can cause water to back up or overflow, creating major drainage problems. Make sure to regularly clean out your gutters, so they remain free from debris and leaves.
5. HAVE ONE OF OUR DRAINAGE ENGINEERS INSPECT YOUR SYSTEM ANNUALLY
It’s important to have a professional inspect your drainage system at least once a year in order to identify any existing or potential drainage problems before they become costly repairs. Here at Express Drainage Solutions, we offer a range of commercial drainage services, including CCTV drain surveys and drain installation and repairs. Our expert team of engineers are on hand to inspect your drainage system, ensuring its smooth running and advising on any problems or issues.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your business’s drainage system runs smoothly and stay ahead of costly repairs in the future. Performing regular commercial drain maintenance on your drainage system can save you time and money in the long run.
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