Why Kitchen Stack Cleaning?
- Prevent grease from major build up
- Prevent from build ups causing floods due to back ups
- Ensure a free flowing drainage system
- Prolong the life of your cast iron stacks
- Eliminate the constant service calls
High rise condo living comes with several conveniences: easier maintenance, fewer hassles, and community living can all be significant benefits. However, certain risks can arise in these buildings. As residents come and go, grease can gradually build up in the kitchen stacks, along with other blockages.
These blockages are like clogged arteries, eventually resulting in sluggish performance and, eventually, damage-causing backups that can cost thousands to repair. Also, when there are iron pipes present, bacteria can start to accumulate, eating through the cast iron to cause breakages and failures, which can be just as bad.
In the end, all of the blockages, deterioration, and damage can result in expensive damage and major inconveniences. Typically, without proper kitchen stack cleaning, there can be major failures, requiring the tearing out of residents’ cabinets and sinks to repairing them.
Fortunately, there are systems that can help prevent such blockages in the first place. With the right cleanout installation, you can keep your Kitchen Stack clean making failure far less likely.
You can also reduce the need for high pressure cleaning to once every 2 or 3 years, versus annually, which can amount to significant savings.
The right solution for many high rise buildings is to install cleanouts spaced out across every 5 floors, which ensures proper pressure for peeling away the grease that has accumulated on the building’s pipe walls. This is a proactive approach to your building’s plumbing maintenance that can keep the system running like new for years to come.
Contact us today to learn about our very unique 4 year kitchen stack cleaning that created peace of mind.
We offer affordable solutions that are convenient for your building, your residents, and your management company.
No need to scramble for quotes every year. Set it and forget it. Let us worry about the upkeep.
The only company in the industry using descaling machines to prevent from all the water wasting that happens with traditional jetting methods.
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Fats, Oils, and Grease from Kitchen Cooking
Currently, there are many harmful bacteria’s, fats, oils, and greases that enter and adhere to sanitary drain systems. Grease and sludge buildup have been shown to cause millions of dollars of insurance claims and damaged property throughout the high-rise condominium industry. The average high-rise building serves hundreds of families daily, which means no down time for the steady stream of waste going thought the pipes, and at any time, hardened, and solidified grease can cause a major stoppage of draining water. Sadly, the unit directly above the blockage suffers the consequences!
How do fats, oils, and grease cause sewer blockages?
When fats, oils, and grease are poured or flushed down your sinks, drains, or toilets they enter the sewer system where they cool, harden and stick to the inner walls of sewer pipes. Over time, as more fats, oils, and grease are added to the system, these sewer blockages build-up and harden until they completely plug the pipes. The hardness of the blockages makes them very difficult and costly to clean out.
Where do fats, oils, and grease come from?
The most common sources of fats, oils, and grease from food are:
There have been many proposed solutions to kitchen stack maintenance like chemical solutions and “good” bacteria solutions that claim to help reduce grease build up. Unfortunately, our research shows that these methods are not viable and need to be applied when no water will be entering the drain for 8 hours, this is almost impossible to control. This type of process is better suited for a single-family dwelling. Just as we wouldn’t use mouth wash only to clean our teeth as the only method of cleaning is to brush their teeth clean. Drain pipes should be handled the same way. High pressure water jetters and mechanical cleaners are the only methods of cleaning pipes thoroughly. We hope this information is helpful to make a proactive decision for your condo building and its vital organs.