Commercial Kitchen Drainage: The Benefits of Stainless Steel

30 November 2016
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If you are installing a new drainage system in or around your commercial kitchen, you may be wondering about the benefits of choosing stainless steel drain covers. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about the advantages that stainless steel drain covers can bring to your kitchen's plumbing system.

Aesthetic appeal

If you run an open kitchen which can be viewed by your customers, you will want it to look it's very best at all times. Although it performs what can be a disgusting job, a stainless steel drain cover can help to create a clean, modern look.

Increased sanitation and hygiene

Within a food preparation area, sanitation and hygiene are of paramount importance. Stainless steel drain covers are very easy to clean, and their shiny appearance will make it easy to spot any dirt or debris which is trapped on the surface of the drain cover.

Corrosion resistance

Stainless steel is a metal alloy that is highly resistant to staining, rusting, or corrosion caused by contact with water. If your drains have to deal with highly chlorinated, acidic, or alkaline cleaning liquids, you should opt for a high-alloyed stainless steel drain covers for increased protection against corrosion.

Heat resistance

Stainless steel is highly resistant to high temperatures. If you are planning to install a drain cover in a location in your commercial kitchen where it will be exposed to high temperatures or very hot liquids, you should choose a stainless steel drain cover. Other materials will lose their strength at high temperatures and could fail completely. 

Cold resistance

Stainless steel also retains its strength very well in sub-zero temperatures. If you are planning to install a floor drain in your cold storage unit to allow water to enter the waste pipe during cleaning, you should consider using stainless steel.

Custom design

The modern techniques used to manufacture steel mean that it can be cut, shaped and welded into any shape. This means you can have a drain cover which fits perfectly into the floor drain in your kitchen.

If you would like further advice or information about the many benefits a stainless steel drainage system can bring to your property, you should contact a professional plumbing service today. A plumbing contractor will visit your property to advise you on the work that should be carried out before providing a quote and a timescale for the work to be completed in.