How a Sugar Snake Can Ruin Your Business
What is a sugar snake?
It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t pour grease down the drain, as it can cause destructive clogs in your pipes. Restaurant managers are more than familiar with the potential dangers that come with a grease trap. But, have you ever thought about what happens when you pour sugar down drains? When there’s a buildup of sugar, usually caused by frequent dumping and draining of alcoholic drinks, a sugar snake will form in the drain. Read on to learn more about sugar snakes, and see how you can prevent these clogs from ruining your business.
How a Sugar Snake Forms
You’d be surprised at just how quickly sugar builds upon itself within drain lines! Sugar crystals build upon themselves, creating a food source for bacteria. The bacteria clump together, forming blockages that take the shape of the pipe. If the blockage becomes thick enough, liquid will no longer flow through the pipes, causing a backup that can be catastrophic for restaurants. If you don’t actively treat your drains, it’s possible that you could already have a sugar snake building in your pipes. When the bacteria are left to their own devices, they repopulate and start to leave a nasty odor that will be very noticeable to your patrons and staff.
Don’t Use Chemical Cleaners for Your Drains
Chemical cleaners are a quick fix that can cause long-term damage to your drains and the environment. Eventually, those corrosive chemicals will eat away at your drain lines, especially PVC pipes, causing destructive consequences. What’s more, these products drain into our waterways, damaging our ecosystems. It can even end up in our drinking water, albeit in lower concentrations. Still, the harm is obvious. While it might get the job done quickly, it’s not the best choice long-term.
Using Drain Blast to Eliminate Sugar Snakes
It’s not easy to find environmentally-friendly products that can completely eradicate sugar snakes from your drains. With Drain Blast, it’s easy and cost-effective to immediately solve your sugar snake problem. The best part about Drain Blast? It’s a repeatable treatment. With long term use, you can keep sugar snakes from clogging your pipes for good. No need to worry about this pesky blockage returning over time. If you also need to stop solid matter from blocking your drains and pipes, try our Fine Particle Strainer. This device catches debris and organic matter before it makes its way into the waterways or your grease trap.
Environmental Biotech is the name behind Drain Blast!
Located in sunny Bradenton, FL, Environmental Biotech has continued to manufacture revolutionary products for 25 years. We have a line of products created specifically to address drain line problems, as well as bacterial solutions that eliminate odors caused by urine. If you’re having plumbing or odor issues, check out our shop, or give us a call at 941-757-2591.