Most common plumbing problems in restaurants

Here at KAM we are industry leading experts when it comes to commercial plumbing and drainage, and resolving any commercial problems is one of our top services. So what are the most common plumbing problems in restaurants?

What are the most common plumbing problems in restaurants?

Restaurant settings can be busy places, full of foods and liquids, which can result in a number of plumbing issues. The most common of which include:

  • Blocked drains
  • Blocked toilets
  • Overfilled grease traps
  • Gas line problems

Blocked drains in restaurants 

Restaurant sinks can easily become clogged due to the food wastes, cleaning agents, debris, and other waste that is constantly being washed down the drain during each and every day. Large industrial sinks may also hold pots as well. With this constant use, the drains will need regular cleaning and maintenance to remain working efficiently and effectively, otherwise large blockages can occur.

Beyond regular food waste and debris, greases and oils can also be washed down the kitchen sink or sinks, which is particularly problematic. These can combine to form a solid mass within the pipes which prevents water and waste from being drained away and can result in the sink backing up and preventing your restaurant from operating. 

Blocked toilets in restaurants 

Restaurant toilets are very busy and as a result an occasional blockage should be expected. However, with customers using the toilets so frequently you can’t be sure that sanitary items and other items that shouldn’t be flushed are being flushed down the toilet, resulting in blocked pipes and unsanitary toilet conditions. 

If your restaurant toilet is always blocked this can indicate a significant issue with your plumbing and it can also have a negative impact on your business, with this potentially being a reason for the business to close.

Overfilled grease traps in restaurants 

Grease traps are commonly used in restaurants for collecting oils, fats, and greases but overtime these can become blocked and clogged themselves, especially if they are not well maintained and regularly cleaned. When these become blocked, the grease fat and oil will enter the drain anyway, and cause drainage and plumbing problems.

Gas line problems in restaurants 

Having the right gas line installed for your restaurant is an important factor to consider and this is also crucial for safety. In addition, the gas line will need to be well maintained for your kitchen to work effectively. Any faults with the gas line can pose a significant health and safety risk for your staff as well as your customers, with this even potentially causing serious injuries and property damage.

Here at KAM domestic drainage and plumbing services are something we excel at and you can count on our top notch customer service as well. So why not get in touch with the team today?