Each commercial building drain system has unique potential for clogs and other issues. We have extensive experience diagnosing issues in complex drain systems, including:
Drains and toilets in bathrooms used by the public can clog for several reasons: using too much toilet paper, flushing feminine products, etc. Using a plunger will take care of most toilet clogs. For larger or recurring problems, call Long Island Sewer & Drain Cleaning for fast, same day service.
Each of our technicians is equipped with a commercial grade electric snake machine. This machine uses a metal cable to enter the drain line and break through the clog. The motors spins the cable as it pushes forward, allowing it to build torque which helps break through tough clogs.
Using too much toilet paper
Children’s toys accidentally flushed
Flushing feminine products
Baby & sanitary wipes
Commercial Drains are an essential part of a restaurants/commercial buildings and need to be in working order. As fate would have it, they’re also among the most likely to be used for the disposal of substances that aren’t fit for your drainage system. As such, we tend to field a number of clogs at restaurant and commercial Buildings all over the Long Island area. A clogged Drain means an interruption to your service, and there’s certainly no good time for that to happen. So, don’t wait for a problem drain to become an emergency—we can help you unclog your Drain today, and help you to ensure that it will remain dependable for as long as you need it to be.
Each of our technicians is equipped with a commercial grade electric snake machine. This machine uses a metal cable to enter the line and break through the clog, scraping the pipe clean. The motors spins the cable as it pushes forward, allowing it to build torque which helps break through tough clogs. If snaking the line uncovers any problems, we may use video inspection to get a closer look inside your drain.
Do not pour food grease down the floor drain drain. Allow it to cool and then dispose in the trash. If so equipped, let your water and garbage disposal run for an additional 45 seconds after it grinds up your food to ensure the food has made it out of your Drain line.
The main sewer line is the section of your sewer system that goes from your building out to the city sewer or a septic tank. When the main sewer line clogs, it will affect many drains and likely cause a major disruption to your business. At Long Island Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we understand that a clogged main sewer line is an emergency situation for your family.
Main sewer line clogs are most often caused by tree roots. Roots can enter your sewer line over time and can cause backups. If your main sewer line is located near many trees, we recommend calling us for a video inspection every 1-5 years.
Even though your main sewer line connects to a city/town system, you are responsible for maintaining it—including any needed repairs. We often advise setting up preventive maintenance plans for main sewer lines to help prevent backups.
If snaking the line uncovers any problems, we may use video inspection to take a closer look. This involves inserting a camera in the sewer line and recording everything we see. Once our video inspection camera has reached the blockage or damage in your line, we’re able to pinpoint its exact location in the ground and depth. That way, if we have to dig, we’ll know right where to start. In the rare event that there is a larger problem in your sewer line, like a break, or roots that have become far too invasive, you don’t have to go far for a solution. We can excavate and repair or replace the line for you. We may also suggest a discounted preventive maintenance program to keep the line running after it is fixed. Maintenance can prevent problems for your Main Sewer Line Even though your main sewer line connects to a city system, you are responsible for maintaining it—including any needed repairs. We often advise homeowners to setup preventive maintenance plans for their main sewer lines to help prevent backups.
Grease traps are an essential part of a restaurant or cafeteria’s sewer and drainage systems. By keeping grease from going down your drains, you help keep your sewer line free of buildup and problems. Once a grease trap becomes full, however, it allows grease to enter the sewer system, creating build up that will eventually result in a clog or worse.
Be wary of a service provider that simply dumps out the grease from your grease trap—it needs to be emptied AND cleaned to work properly. At Long Island Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we clean grease traps by hand. We also remove the dividers and snake the line every time to make sure no clogs already exist that may cause problems later.
Many complexes and larger buildings may employ larger grease tanks to service their properties, rather than multiple smaller grease traps. We can also pump out and dispose of the grease in your larger grease tank. The contents of your tanks should be pumped out and disposed of on a regular basis, consistent with size, usage, and your city or town’s requirements on Long Island.
It’s not a matter of “if” you need grease trap cleaning, but when and how often. You can meet the city’s legal requirements and avoid business disruptions by scheduling regular cleanings. Whether your grease trap is 5 gallons or 10,000 gallons, we can create a custom preventive maintenance plan to meet your needs.
If you set up a preventive maintenance agreement with Long Island Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we will track your cleaning schedule for you. And we’ll work around your schedule by coming in early in the morning or late at night. This way, you can focus on making great food and serving your customers, and let us worry about your drains and grease traps.
For all types of waste, from grease traps to septic system buildup, we can provide fast, affordable pumping and disposal services.
Many commercial plumbing applications contain various different structures intended to keep certain material from entering the drainage system. Grease traps and their larger counterparts, grease tanks, help to keep food grease from entering drain lines. Septic tanks hold waste while allowing water to leech into the ground. Oil-water separators help keep grease, oils, and other parking lot and garage contaminants from entering drainage systems.
All of these units have one thing in common they collect waste that needs to be properly disposed of. In most cases, a pump truck is the answer to your disposal needs. Long Island Sewer & Drain can schedule a pump truck to come service your structure at any time of day or night.
Better still, Long Island Sewer & Drain can set up a convenient maintenance plan that can help keep your structures clean and operational without your involvement. We’ll schedule your cleanings and come pump everything out as necessary, leaving you free to manage your business or restaurant.
When a floor drain clogs at a restaurant or business, it can cause a major disruption and even safety concerns. In many restaurants and businesses, floor drains are a common sight, and face the risk of being clogged because of both use and potential abuse.
If a floor drain were to back up in your business, what damage would it cause? Many floor drains are located in storage areas, where a backup could cause damage to anything being stored. In restaurants, floor drains are common in prep and cooking areas, where a backup could put your kitchen on hold, causing more than just physical damage, but damage to your reputation.
Dirt and sediment from your basement floor, as well as your water softener, can build up inside your floor drain and cause a clog. Another common cause of floor drain backups is a main sewer line disruption, which is often due to tree roots that can work their way inside your drain pipe.
With the use of electric power snakes to not only clear your blockage, but to scrape all build up and debris from the inside of your pipe. If you have a particularly tough clog, we may recommend a video inspection to see how far down the clog is and gain more insight into what it might be.
Depending on what kind of use and abuse you suspect your floor drains may encounter, you could be at risk for backups. We may recommend scheduling regular preventive maintenance if you experience slow drains, or suspect that your drains are being exposed to foreign debris and sediment on a regular basis.
Sewer Lines are a type of drain system often used in apartment complexes, hotels and buildings with multiple floors. All of the individual drains from each apartment or floor flow into one long vertically positioned drain, a stack line, that curves at the bottom and then flows into the city sewer system.
If your building has a clog or has been experiencing many clogs, it may be time to hire a stack line cleaner.
Most Sewer Lines are cleaned with a mobile water jetting unit.
Because of their design, Sewer Lines require regular maintenance to keep them clog free. Problems can occur when Sewer Lines are not cleaned because all of the dirt, hair, soap scum and debris from all of the rooms or units that collects at the base of the drain. Often, many units are affected by a clog, potentially causing a lot of damage. Regular cleanings are important and easy to set up. A contract with Long Island Sewer and Drain to do preventive maintenance on your Sewer lines means that we will track your cleaning schedule for you. See how preventive maintenance can help you manage your drains effectively.
We often use a water jet machine to clean sewer lines because it has enough power to flush out the debris in the drain, and its design allows for better cleaning of a sewer line. Learn more about water jetting.