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Common Substances that Clog Pipes for Commercial Properties and How to Thoroughly Clean Them

Commercial properties can get dirty very quickly. The maintenance team in charge of cleaning the building do their best to make sure that the facilities are well-kept on a daily basis. However, despite the staff's best efforts, pipes are still prone to clogging. Whilst it doesn’t have to be done on a daily basis, cleaning pipes is not exactly the easiest job.

Commercial properties will vary enormously from site to site.  They will all have pipes of one sort or another which will need attention from time to time.  Whether it’s in production, the offices or staff facilities, where there are pipes there will be the need for a brush to unclog them.

Below are some of common substances that are known to clog pipes:

Powders, dust, and chemicals

Powders, dust, chemicals and fine food stuffs can all accumulate quickly within a pipe as a result of the manufacturing processes they’ve been subjected to.  When these substances clog up a pipe or tube a brush is the ideal solution to unclog the debris.

Soaps, detergents, oils and glues

Soaps, detergents, oils and glue can block drains because they are either insoluble or are made with grease or fat. The residue can accumulate in the pipes. Many types of sticky substances are also the cause of clogged pipes because they have either failed to dissolve completely or are mixed with plastic materials that do not dissolve in water.  In conjunction with proprietary cleaning fluids a Speedy Brush will help to clear the pipes.

Food processing waste

Since different types of food waste can harden within pipes, they are also among the most common causes of clogged pipes. The Speedy Brush Company Ltd have supplied brushes to a wide variety of food processing companies including companies who manufacture or process pasta; coffee beans; seafood and condiments.

Cleaning the Pipes

Cleaning pipes is generally very simple if you have the correct tools. Using some hand tools like a plunger, a snake tool and cleaning brushes for pipes, you can unclog a pipe quickly. You might want to have buckets and mops ready to clean any spills and rubbish bins to properly dispose of the substances that caused the clog.  If your pipe is an unusual diameter or size then we can manufacture a bespoke brush that will suit the task at hand.

Start by clearing out the accumulated solids that you have access to with the help of a commercial drain cleaner. Once the water has drained, remove the drain trap or p-trap and clean with bespoke pipe cleaning brushes to reach in and around the pipe to remove the gunk. You can repeat the first step after putting back the drain trap or p-trap to clean the rest of the piping system.

Maintaining the Pipes

Pipes are the backbone of a lot of commercial property systems. Regular cleaning maintains the integrity of the pipes. It is better to prevent the clog rather than tackling it by implementing proper waste management and installing screens over the drains.

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The Speedy Brush Company Ltd. has been designing and manufacturing twisted-in-wire brushes in the UK since 1951. Our company is dedicated to developing quality products and providing personalised customer service to suit our clients’ needs.

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