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3 Specific Problems That Drain Cleaning Solves

We’ve written at length about the benefits of commercial drain cleaning services, focusing mostly on the benefits of removing waste buildup in the drain pipes. Random detritus is certainly an issue for commercial properties. However, we haven’t really gone into detail about the kinds of waste that commercial drain cleaning deals with. Once you understand the specific issues that commercial drain cleaning can remedy, it becomes much more apparent why it should be done on a regular basis. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to schedule drain cleaning services, have a look below and see why it’s worth it.

Non-Organic Waste


The drain and sewer system is ostensibly designed to deal with waste water, organic waste, and specific biodegradable materials like toilet paper. However, non-organic waste of various kinds very often makes its way into the drains. All kinds of problematic objects, from coins, to pens, to toys, and some things you wouldn’t even believe if we told you end up in the drains and can clog them almost immediately. Even if they don’t block the pipe on their own, they can most certainly restrict the flow of water to the point where it causes problems. The only way to reliably get rid of these problematic bits is to schedule professional drain cleaning services.

Lime Scale

Lime scale is the result of prolonged hard water exposure. Hard water is water with a high level of calcium and magnesium particles. The water deposits small amounts of these particles in the pipes over time, until they eventually build up enough to restrict the flow of water. Lime scale is problematic for a number of reasons, but one of the more serious issues is that it hardens over time. Once the lime scale has hardened, it will be almost impossible to remove without damaging the pipe itself. Regular drain cleaning will not solve the core problem of hard water exposure. It will, however, prevent lime scale from hardening and requiring that sections of the pipe be replaced.

Tree Roots

It may not seem like that big of a deal, but tree roots are actually a frequent problem for drain and sewer systems in commercial buildings. A tree root structure can extend far beyond the visible part of the tree, and will often infiltrate pipes in search of water. A root that grows into a drain or sewer line will expand over time until the flow of water through the pipe is nearly cut off. This will cause frequent backups, slow drainage, and generally make your drain system far less efficient than it should be. Drain cleaning can clear the roots out of your pipes, restoring your drains to proper operating condition.

Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling provides comprehensive commercial drain cleaning services throughout Chevy Chase, MD. If you need commercial drain cleaning services this winter, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We’ll make sure that your drain and sewer system stays in good condition.

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