If you've just invested in your first commercial property to open up a restaurant or cafe, one of the first things on your list to deal with should be the plumbing system. You may think that it's fine if things appear to be flowing and draining like they should, but in order to keep it that way, there are some things you need to do. One of the things you should consider is having a local commercial plumber hydrojet the lines. Here's a look at some of the reasons why you should think about hydrojetting both when you first move in and periodically thereafter.
It's A Non-Invasive Approach
Unlike some plumbing maintenance and repair processes that require excavation to expose the pipes, hydrojetting can be done without having to do any digging at all. The hydrojet sprayers use the cleanout valves in the plumbing system, so there's no need to tear up the property at all. This will save you time, money, and disruption.
It Eliminates Root Invasion Problems
Particularly when you've purchased a commercial property that's been under lease and not actively maintained or a property that was empty and neglected for a while, there's a risk of root invasion in the pipes. Whether it's poorly placed landscaping or trees that have overgrown, if a root pushes through the plumbing, it can lead to severe blockages and damage.
Routine hydrojet treatments will actually break up the root systems before they can spread through the pipes. This may ultimately save you from thousands of dollars in plumbing clog and pipe replacement costs. Have a hydrojet treatment and a camera scan of the pipe system when you first secure the property, then plan maintenance treatments to keep the roots from taking hold.
It Breaks Up Grease Accumulation
Particularly in food service establishments, grease in the drain pipes can be a serious problem. Grease will harden as it flows through the drains, accumulating inside the pipes. Over time, this accumulation will narrow the pipe diameter, hindering water flow. In addition, the grease becomes somewhat tacky, so other debris will stick to it. This can cause rapidly growing blockages in your plumbing system. Even if you are meticulous about keeping grease out of your drains, you can't be sure the prior tenant of the building was. Planning a hydrojet treatment right away will ensure that any build-up of grease is cleared away. The pressure behind the water spray will break up that grease and flush it away down the lines. It's an ideal approach because it eliminates the need for chemicals that could be harsh on the plumbing system.
It's Ideal For Dealing With Unpredictability
One of the biggest problems with commercial plumbing systems is the unpredictability of what gets sent down the drains or flushed. Since you'll have a lot of customers in and out, that means a lot of people using the facilities. Even if you post signs in the restrooms specifying what can and cannot be flushed, there's always a chance of things being sent through the plumbing that shouldn't be. The good news is that if you plan for routine hydrojet treatments, it will help to flush all of that stuff out of your pipes and keep the system flowing at its best.
As you can see, a commercial hydrojet treatment is a great way to help you stay on top of your plumbing system. Don't let the damage from the past and the unpredictability of public facilities leave you with plumbing disasters. Talk with your local plumbing contractor today about getting the drains and pipes flushed out before your opening day.Share
7 June 2017
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