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Clogged Drains

Your business operations can be slowed substantially — or possibly even shut down completely — by something as seemingly minor as a clogged drain. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse can provide a fast, long-lasting solution that will get you back up and running. Our commercial drain cleaning services are unsurpassed, and our licensed professional plumbers are friendly and extremely efficient.

Common Reasons for a Clogged Drain Line

One of the ways you can keep a clogged drain line from occurring in the future is to be able to identify the reason the clog happened in the first place. Here are just a few of the more common causes a commercial clog can take place.

  • Certain types of foods — Many businesses in the food service industry carry a lot of starchy items on their menus such as rice or potatoes. These types of foods, as well as dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and milk can easily get into your drain lines and lead to a clog.
  • Cooking oil — Restaurants commonly have to deal with clogged drain problems due to grease, which can harden inside a pipe and result in an obstruction. If your business produces a great deal of grease, throw it away in your garbage instead of pouring it down your drains.
  • Objects — Businesses of all types are subject to clogs due to certain kinds of objects that customers will try and flush down the toilet. These include just about anything you can think of, such as sanitary napkins, forks and spoons, and even toys.
  • Tree roots — The roots of a tree will seek nourishment and moisture wherever they can find it — even if that means the inside of your pipes. Older pipes made of iron or clay can degrade over time, opening tiny cracks that a root can easily infiltrate. After a while, the root will grow and make the obstruction even larger.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has a great deal of experience dealing with these and other clogged drain line emergencies such as backups, floods, leaks, overflows and more. We can come to your business and fix your problem, and then recommend ways that you can avoid further problems in the future.

Types of Drains

A floor drain can be especially susceptible to a clog and is found in a wide variety of businesses. These are some of the ones that are commonly found throughout the Syracuse area.

  • Deep sump drains — Businesses that handle a large volume of fluids that are typically filled with debris will usually have a deep sump drain somewhere in their facility. These are usually found in places such as bottling plants, dairies, meatpacking plants and several others.
  • Double containment drains — These are typically best suited for drainage systems exposed to extreme heat and cold on a regular basis. Double containment drains are used in conjunction with trench grates, catch basins and floor sinks.
  • Floor sinks — Manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities typically use several floor sinks that are covered with different types of grates. Many of them come equipped with special flanges that are designed to reduce splashing.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing at the First Sign of a Problem

The experts with Mr. Rooter Plumbing have a great deal of experience in solving clogged drain line problems. We’re available 24/7 to handle any sort of emergency you may have, and our licensed plumbers have the tools and knowledge to quickly take care of your issue — and to get the job done right the first time. When you call us, you can rest assured we will react promptly and provide you a thorough explanation of what needs to be done. We pride ourselves on our integrity and honesty, so we provide up-front pricing before any work begins.

We’ll also show you ways you can avoid emergencies down the road. For example, you might be able to prevent clogged drains by installing a grease trap. Typically, this piece of equipment can be easily retrofitted to your existing drains and help control the breakdown of fats and oils.

If you would like to learn more about commercial drain cleaning, clogged drain line services or any of the other types of commercial work we do, give us a call at
(315) 472-1203 or contact us online.

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