Common Restuarant Plumbing Questions You May Need Answered

Many restaurant owners will overlook the needs of their business's plumbing system. As a result, problems may develop and you may not understand the source or how to correct these issues. After learning the following questions and answers about routine commercial plumbing issues, you will be in a stronger position to make choices that can help prevent these issues from impacting your business. 

Why Are The Drains Starting To Smell Bad?

Over the course of a normal day, your restaurant will likely pour a large amount of organic material down the drains. Whether these substances are from plates going through the washing machine or from debris entering the system through floor drains, this problem can severely impact the comfort of those frequenting your establishment. These materials will accumulate along the sides of your pipes, and the smell comes from these substances as they decompose. 

To avoid this problem from striking your business, you will need to have your drains professionally cleaned on a regular basis. During these cleanings, the contractor will use a special tool to scrape the sides of your pipes to remove any decomposing organic matter that may be present, and they will flush the pipes with high strength cleaners that will thoroughly disinfect your pipes. 

Why Are Plumbing Fixtures Stained Red?

One day, you may find that your restaurant's sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures have turned a shade of red. This problem can be particularly problematic because it may dissuade guests from dining at your establishment for fear of health risks. This problem is simply caused by excessive iron in the water, and if it is not corrected, you may find that your plumbing fixtures will be more likely to encounter problems due to rust and iron accumulations. 

Minimizing this issue will require filtering the water coming into your business of any excess iron. This is done by installing a special filter on your restaurant's plumbing system. These filters will remove excess amounts of iron and other minerals from your water supply. While these systems can be somewhat expensive to install, they will significantly improve the appearance and quality of your restaurant's water. 

Understanding the various plumbing issues that can arise in a restaurant is important for every owner and manager. However, if you have never encountered these problems in the past, you may not understand what needs to be done to avoid them in the future. By knowing how to correct foul-smelling drains and iron rich water, you will be far better prepared to keep your restaurant's plumbing working effectively for years to come.

For more information, contact a company like Cool Air Mechanical, Inc.