Water jetting—also known as hydro jetting—is an easy, efficient, and economical way to clear water and sewer lines of foreign objects that obstruct or impede the pipes. A special high-powered nozzle is attached to a flexible hose and fed into the sewer system. The nozzle blasts a concentrated stream of water through whatever is clogging the line. If you can envision the force and volume emitted by a fire hose, you have an idea of how effective water jetting can be.
Over time, sewer lines become contaminated with particles that stick to the edge of the pipe and impede water flow. Some of the most common culprits are FOG (fat, oil, and grease); ice, mud or sand; tree roots; mineral deposits; and items improperly disposed of in the toilet. Sometimes these deposits congest the pipes so badly, the wastewater has nowhere to flow but back from whence it came, so it is necessary to clean the pipes. This can be done with a cable machine, which can bore a hole through hair, sludge and tree roots, but is less effective at clearing debris than high-pressure water jetting. For this reason, water jetting has become Drain King’s and its clients’ preferred method of sewer-line cleaning.
The technique is simple: We bring our pressure unit to your site, attach the appropriate water nozzle to our hose, send it through the drain or sewer line, and blast those clogs into oblivion at a rate of 4000 psi (pounds per square inch). We can hydro-jet any pipe from 1 inch to 36 inches in diameter, clearing hundreds of feet of clogged pipe with one treatment. The force of the water is strong enough to pulverize tree roots. This type of cleaning is so thorough, the full diameter of the pipe is cleared of deposits, producing a “like new” condition in the sewer lines. Even the toughest buildup can’t withstand the water-jetting process. And because regular water is used, the procedure is safe for the environment.
Restaurants, hotels, and other commercial businesses who have to fight FOG and soap-scum accumulation will find our water-jetting services especially helpful. Let Drain King flush away your most stubborn residue buildup and say goodbye to clogged drains.
Sand traps are typically found in parking garages, auto repair shops and large commercial spaces with floor drains. What most people don’t know is sand trap’s should be serviced (pumped) on an annual basis to prolong the life of the tank and protect the city sanitary sewer from harmful chemicals and oils.
Flammable waste tank
What is a sand trap?
A sand trap is a tank that separates waste water collected from area floor drains. When liquid enters the tank, heavy debris falls to the bottom. Since oil is lighter than water it floats to the top. The remaining liquid flows through the tank and relatively clean water enters the city’s sanitary sewer system.
Servicing your trap on an annual basis is important to prolong the life of the tank. Over time, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. this can lead to major blockages and flooding throughout the garage. It is important to remove sand deposits before this occurs. Pumping the tank also prevents large amounts of oils and chemicals from overwhelming the system and distributing it into the sanitary sewer system.
A plugged storm drain can cause major issues for businesses, residential and industrial areas. Most plugged storm drains aren’t noticed until your building is flooding and its too late. preventing a plugged storm drain is easy. Remove built up debris before a plugged storm drain occurs!
What Are Storm Drains?
A storm drain is a drain designed to carry rainwater that is gathered over an area water cannot penetrate. Rainwater is diverted to a catch basin or a curb and gutter system. Once in the catch basin the storm water will follow piping to different types watersheds (rivers, lakes and ponds).
What causes plugged storm drains?
Storm drains gather water from a large areas such as parking lots, streets or paved lots. While most of these areas are paved and cleaned periodically, they still collect debris. Debris can be anything from sand, leaves, trash etc. Parking lots and roadways are the largest contributors to plugged storm drains . Although these areas are cleaned periodically, they still gather debris. Overtime this debris is slowly washed into the storm sewer and begins to build up slowly reducing the overall volume in which the storm sewer can handle. Once enough build up has accumulated the storm sewer may become overwhelmed during a rainfall event thus causing a back up to occur.
When should I clean my plugged storm drain?
Visually inspect your storm sewer catch basins twice per year for any signs of accumulated sediment or debris (Spring and Fall). While you may not be able to see inside the sewer line itself, noticing trash or leaves in the catch basin may indicate that you are about to have a plugged storm drain. If you notice standing water in your parking lot during a rainfall event it may indicate a plugged storm drain. If you notice any of these things immediately call a professional and have your storm sewer inspected.
A grease trap (also known as a grease interceptor or grease recovery device) is a tank designed to separate FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease). Fats, oils and grease originate from kitchen sinks and floor drains that are connected on the grease line. Dish washing, hood cleaning and floor scrubbing are all avenues for grease to enter the sewer line. While it may go unnoticed to most, grease trap cleaning is crucial to ensure sewer lines flow properly.
Grease trap lid
Locate Your Grease Trap
It is important to know where your grease trap is so you can manage it properly. The location of the grease trap is dependent on size and available space. Most internal grease traps are 50 gallons or less. Some traps are large external tanks that can hold up to 2000 gallons of liquid.
Cities Require Grease Trap Cleaning
Most cities require commercial kitchens to install grease traps to prohibit large amounts of grease from entering the sanitary sewer system. In some cases, restaurant’s without grease traps have caused major blockages in the city sanitary sewer. The backups can lead to large fines and clean up cost to the owners. Grease trap cleaning contracts are now required by some cities before plumbing inspection are completed. Grease haulers take the unwanted brown grease and dispose of it at proper liquid waste disposal facilities.
Traps can overflow and shut your restaurant down causing lost revenue and expensive clean-up costs. The cost of grease trap cleaning pales in comparison to the cost of these expensive clean-ups. Grease trap cleaning, on a preventative basis will prolong the life of your grease trap and keep it functioning properly. Overall, The cost of grease trap cleaning, in the long term, will save you thousands of dollars.