Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Hydro-Jetting Can Be Dangerous: Here Are the Protections We Use

Monday, February 18th, 2019

hydro-jetting-sewer-cleaningOne of the most important services we provide for our commercial clients is drain and sewer cleaning. We recommend clients schedule this as routine service. We can certainly come to the rescue when a facility is endangered because of clogged drains or a sewer line causing sewage backup—it’s why we have 24-hour emergency service available for commercial drain services in Falls Church, VA. But these cleaning jobs done as regular maintenance can head off numerous problems and potential closures due to code violations.

Our main tool for handling commercial drain/sewer cleaning is the hydro-jetter. This device blasts water at extremely high pressure through a hose inserted into the drain and sewer pipes. The force scours the pipes clean. This is a job that only licensed professionals can handle for a range of reasons—one of which is safety. High-pressure water is dangerous: it only takes water at 100 psi to break human skin, and we often use water at pressures of 2,000 psi. Technicians must take special precautions to avoid serious injuries.

Here are the protections (personal protection equipment, PPE) we use to keep our team members safe when providing hydro-jetting:

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Commercial Plumbing Inspections and Drain Cleanings

Monday, January 7th, 2019

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramWe encourage all our customers to be proactive to prevent major plumbing problems in their commercial facilities. We understand that thinking about the plumbing in your building isn’t always a priority, but when you encounter an issue such as fully clogged drains, you’ll have to call emergency services right away to deal with it.

It isn’t difficult to prevent clogging in the drains and sewer lines for your company. All you have to do is arrange for a commercial plumbing inspection to locate where you may need service.

One of the services we often provide for our customers to help them keep away serious plumbing problems is drain cleaning.

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Causes of Sewer Odors in Your Commercial Building

Monday, November 26th, 2018

broken-sewer-pipeThe hygiene of a commercial facility is essential for its operation. When sewer odors appear in your facility, it can indicate serious problems. But even smaller issues must be resolved quickly, and it requires professional commercial plumbers to track down the source of the problem so it can be remedy promptly and correctly.

There are several potential causes for the odor of sewage to enter a commercial building. Below we’ve listed a few of the most common.

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When to Call for Commercial Sewer Cleaning

Monday, September 17th, 2018

lineLook, we get it. No one wants to talk about commercial sewers. They’re the kinds of things that may be necessary, but most people would prefer that they stay out of sight and out of mind. Here’s the thing, though: commercial sewer systems can develop issues just as often as any other part of a commercial building. When your commercial sewer starts having issues, you really don’t want to wait for them to get catastrophically bad before calling for professional help. With that in mind, have a look at the following signs that it’s time to call for commercial sewer cleaning services.

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What You Need to Know About Stormwater Management

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Flooded-StreetFlooding has become more and more of a problem in various parts of the country over the last couple of years, with record hurricane seasons dumping tons of water in areas that aren’t prepared for it. Your entire property doesn’t need to be submerged in 20 feet of water in order to have issues with flooding, though.

If your area isn’t prepared for it, you’d be surprised how little rainfall it actually takes to turn your property into a lake. Fortunately, there is something you can do to prevent that from happening. Have a look below at why stormwater management is important, and the options you can employ to keep your property as dry as possible.

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Get Your Drains Professionally Cleaned if These Things Start Happening

Monday, July 24th, 2017

drain-cleaningAs you well know, if you follow this blog on a regular basis, it’s a very good idea to keep your commercial drain systems in good shape. The most common issue that affects drain systems, both in residences and commercial buildings, is clogging. While it may seem like an inconvenience, a clogged drain can actually cause quite a few issues for your property if it is allowed to get bad enough. The earlier you can catch developing drain clogs, and have them removed, the better off your drain and sewer system will be in the long run. Have a look at these signs that you need to have your drains professionally cleaned.

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3 Indications That You Need Commercial Drain Repair

Monday, June 12th, 2017

corroded-pipesOne of the eternally frustrating things about keeping a commercial plumbing system in good shape is that you need to maintain the drain and sewer system, despite not seeing most of it and not receiving much warning when something is wrong. You want to catch problems with your drain system as early as possible (which is why preventive cleaning and other maintenance is so often encouraged).

However, preventive maintenance cannot guarantee that you will never have to deal with any kind of problem. You still need to know the warning signs that your drain system is in trouble, just in-case you have to deal with an issue between maintenance appointments. With that in mind, have a look at these three indications that you need commercial drain repair.

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Drain Cutters: How to Pick the Right One for Your Situation

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

We write a lot about drain cleaning on this blog. We’ve covered drain snaking and hydro jetting in depth, along with a variety of less well-known solutions. There’s still one tool set that we haven’t covered in detail, though: drain cutters. Drain cutters have their own set of problems that they are designed to fix, but there isn’t just one single drain cutter for every job. You need to make sure that you select the right drain cutter for the job. Read on to find out a bit more about each drain cutter type, and which situation each is suited for.

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Trenchless Pipe Repair Techniques That can Benefit You

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Since being adapted for use in municipal pipes, trenchless techniques have dramatically changed the way that repairs are conducted. Now, instead of having to dig up the entire pipe to repair or replace it, one can take care of the entire thing where it is. Though exhumation is still used sometimes, trenchless repair has a lot to recommend it. There are many different kinds of trenchless pipe repair services, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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Various Drain Problems That Require Prompt Repair

Monday, March 6th, 2017

pipecorrosionCommercial drain problems are a terrible thing to deal with, and they only get worse the longer they are left alone. Though many commercial issues may start subtly, they can cause an immense amount of damage if they are not repaired as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may end up replacing the entire pipe much sooner than you otherwise would. Read on to find out more about the various drain problems that require immediate repair, before they endanger the entire pipe.

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