Is DIY Drain Cleaning A Good Idea?

Commercial buildings put a lot of wear and tear on their plumbing. Whether its kitchen grease, chemical products, or simply the high foot traffic of commercial bathrooms, you are likely to experience more backups and drain issues than you would in a residential building. This is why drain cleaning is so critical to commercial buildings and should be done on an annual basis along with backflow testing and other plumbing maintenance. 


Many commercial facility managers believe that they can simply use a chemical drain cleaner, but there are several reasons why we don’t recommend this: 


  • Commercial drains are much more complex. A simple drain cleaner won’t work as effectively and likely won’t reach every clog in your commercial system. 


  • Commercial drains are often more expensive to repair. Chemical drain cleaners cause corrosion which can lead to damage over time. While this may not be a big deal at home when you’re looking for a quick fix, it becomes an expensive repair when you’re talking about commercial plumbing. 


  • Commercial drains have much higher standards to meet. You have an obligation to both customers and employees to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. If you neglect to clean your plumbing, you could end up with nasty leaks and backups that can ruin your health and safety standards. 


Options for Drain Cleaning


Because chemical cleaners are much riskier and not effective for commercial drains, we recommend regular hydro jetting services to keep your pipes clean. Using highly pressurized water, this service can remove tree roots, dirt, grease, and other buildup in your pipes without damaging them. It can be used for both emergency and regular cleaning, as well as snaking services for lesser clogs. 


Call for Professional Service from MaintenX


Take the guesswork out of commercial drain cleaning by calling MaintenX for help. We offer a variety of options for drain cleaning and plumbing services to ensure you don’t have to worry about backups or leaks at your business. Plus, our experienced plumbers can help you install more energy-efficient appliances to reduce costs further at your facility. To learn more about our comprehensive plumbing care services, contact MaintenX today!

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