Commercial Drain Cleaning
Serving the Greater Portland OR Area
Commercial drains are quite susceptible to clogs due to their heavy and unique usage. Commercial drain settings often involve excess food, debris, paper, waste and other items being flushed or drained on a regular basis. While partial clogs that allow the passage of water and waste may only present minimal symptoms like slow draining and foul smells, larger clogs will eventually form in their place. Large clogs in commercial drain pipes can create leaks, burst pipes, and even unsafe sewage and waste backing up into your building or property. If the drain in your commercial plumbing system are becoming clogged you will want to hire a plumbing service for commercial drain cleaning without delay.
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Signs of Clogged Commercial Drains
Depending on the location and significance of your commercial drain’s clog, you may notice a variety of signs and symptoms. The most subtle symptoms may be present with smaller clogs or with clogs that allow the passage of some water. Subtle and early warning signs include slow draining water at your fixtures and foul smells emitting from your drain openings. Larger clogs will present with more blatant symptoms including water backing up onto your basement, floors, or outdoor property and marshy, possibly sewage-filled grass around your building in the event of a main sewer line clog causing leaks or pipe breakage.
Commercial Drain Cleaning Options
Licensed plumbers and drain services can remove any clog in your commercial drain system with the use of specialized commercial equipment. Tools used by plumbers to remove commercial drain clogs include augers and motorized drain snakes. Augers and drain snakes are tools with retractable blades that can access distant parts of any drain pipe. The tools are fed through a drain opening and pushed through your system until they meet your clog.
For increased accuracy and results some snakes and augers are fitted with cameras and LED lights to give your plumber a real-time view of your clog. Your plumber will use the bladed auger or snake to remove the clog and restore your drain system to working order. Other options are available to your plumber for clogs that can’t be retracted or removed using this equipment.