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How To Use Commercial Floor Drains In Your Home

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Commercial floor drains are generally used to collect flood waters, overflow from sinks and toilets, and collect grease from cooking appliances. However, you should not allow the standard uses to limit you from using them for residential use. Here is how you can use these drains in your home.

Install the Drains Under Your Kitchen Sink

When sink pipes leak, it is almost always the kitchen sink that leaks first and leaks the most. Everything you have under your kitchen sink gets soaked. If there is a wood floor to the cabinet under that sink, it will rot if it gets soaked. If you place a short commercial drain directly under the traps and pipes of the kitchen sink (or sinks), then any pipes that leak will drip or run directly into the drain and not onto the inside of the cabinet.

Install Another Drain in the Floor Right in Front of Every Sink

If you are going to have sink water overflow, it is going to be because your kids did it. They will jam up the drains with small toys, coins, and even marbles. They will run water continuously to brush their teeth, and slosh water around in the bathroom sink while washing their hands. In the kitchen, the water in the sink gets sloshed when your older children attempt to do the dishes and are not paying attention to what they are doing. Having commercial drains in front of both of these sinks will reduce the amount of water damage to your floors in these areas of your house.

Put a Drain in Front of the Tub

The tub is another area where children under the age of ten are likely to create a water mess on the floor. Whether they pretend that they are pirates at war, or mermaids swimming in the sea, kids will shove a ton of water onto the floor near the tub. This eventually eats away at the caulk surrounding the base of the tub.

Once the caulk is peeling away, the water heads straight into the cracks of the floor under the tub. Before you know it, the sub-floor rots completely and your tub falls through to the basement. While re-caulking the tub can help, putting a drain in the floor very close to the tub can help collect all that water and keep your bathroom floor quite dry. A company like Sani-Floors will be able to provide you with more uses and info for these drains, as well as help installing them.