Common Commercial Floor Drain Problems And How To Fix Them

If you recently acquired a restaurant and tavern and you have a commercial floor drain located in your kitchen area, it is likely you will want it to work properly in removing excess moisture from this area of your establishment. There are a few common mishaps that can occur within your drainage area. Here are some of these problems, so you can be on the lookout for them, and some remedies in getting your drainage back into a workable state.

Removing Foul Odors From Your Kitchen Drainage

If you notice an offensive odor emitting from your commercial floor drain area, it will put a hamper on the efforts of those trying to cook food for patrons. The moisture that ends up in the drainage trap may contain food particles that have gone bad or grease.

A drain trap will rely on an abundant amount of moisture being present inside to help mask odor. If the liquid has dried up inside the trap area, any rotted material will be likely to be smelled above. Pour some water into the drain grill to help in blocking gases and other odors from making their way to your kitchen. A deodorizing powder made especially for drain trap pipes can also be used.

Dealing With An Overflow Situation

Make sure your employees do their best to keep paper goods, grease, and non-biodegradable materials out of the drainage system. Flushing these items down a sink drain or toilet could easily lead to a blockage in the piping system leading to the sewer system. This would cause water to back up into your establishment via the commercial drain grate.

Post signs near sinks and in bathrooms to remind those using your establishment to practice safe plumbing practices. It is also a good idea to have a plumber come to your restaurant on a yearly basis to conduct a water-jetting procedure to remove sludge from your drainage pipe.

Keeping Pests From Becoming A Problem 

Moth flies, regular flies, and cockroaches are just some of the insects that tend to inhabit sewer pipes. If you notice these insects crawling around in your kitchen, it is likely they used the drain pipe as an entryway to the inside. Purchase a heavy-duty insecticide made especially for floor drainage systems. These agents will remove material from the interior walls of the pipe leading away from your establishment, making it less of an attraction to insects as a result. 

For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Sani-Floors.