The sewer system in a commercial building might be out of sight, but it certainly should not be out of mind. Maintenance of a sewer system protects commercial properties by preventing and correcting clogs, blockages, corrosion, cracked or collapsed pipes, and tree root infiltration. These issues can overwhelm a system, cause backups, and lead to sewage leaks that can pose a biohazard.
Drain and sewer maintenance should be performed in any commercial facility, but it is particularly important to do so on a more frequent basis – sometimes as often as quarterly or monthly – in certain types of buildings and facilities. Commercial kitchens must contend with grease, which can accumulate on sewer line walls, restricting flow and contributing to the formation of clogs. The plumbing systems of hospitals receive constant, heavy use, including food preparation, and a sewage backup is urgent matter that can put patients’ health at risk. Wastewater from manufacturing plants can contribute to unique sewer and drain issues, and high-traffic public facilities with high restroom traffic are highly prone to serious backups without proper maintenance.
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc. offers sewer and drain services including video inspection, water jetting, and other mechanical methods of sewer and storm drain cleaning. Video inspection sends a high-tech camera through a sewer pipe, transmitting a live CCTV feed via fiber optic cable, to reveal leaks, obstructions, collapses, broken pipes, slippages, and other many other issues. Water jetting is one of the most effective cleaning methods available, blasting away sludge, soap, grease, sediment, and tree roots, restoring proper flow and helping to prevent future clogs without the use of chemicals. For smaller applications, we recommend sewer and storm drain cleaning using flexible cable with cleaning heads cut through most blockages and remove sludge buildup.
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a multi-faceted mechanical contractor providing construction and installation, service and maintenance, and design/build services in a comprehensive range of mechanical disciplines that include HVAC, plumbing, controls, refrigeration, custom metal fabrication, piping, fire protection, and backflow preventer testing. PJM primarily serves clients in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, healthcare, institutional, and other various commercial and industrial sectors.