How to Avoid Spreading Germs When Clearing a Blocked Drain


Some operators of restaurants inadvertently spread germs to food preparation areas as they clear blocked drains in their kitchens. This article discusses some precautions that you can take to avoid contaminating the areas near the blocked drains during the clearing process.

Brush Size

The diameter of the brush that you use when undertaking blocked drain clearing may contribute to spreading germs in your commercial kitchen. For instance, a brush whose diameter is larger than the diameter of the drain can lead to the spread of germs within that kitchen. This is because the germs may splash off the brush as you use considerable force to pull it out of the drain. It is therefore advisable to use a brush whose diameter is slightly smaller than that of the drain. Such a brush will get out of the drain effortlessly.

Brush Movement

Do you move the drain brush up and down as you attempt to remove a clog? That method makes germs splash out of the drain onto the nearby food preparation area. You should therefore change to circular movements so that you minimise the likelihood that germs will splash out of the drain.

The Rinse Water

Many people may use water at high pressure to rinse a drain in their attempt to expel all the sediment that had clogged that drain. However, it is not advisable to use rinse water that is flowing at high pressure because some of that water will splash onto the food preparation area. This can spread the germs that had multiplied on the organic matter that had blocked the drain. Instead, let the water flow continuously at low pressure for several minutes so that no water splashes out of the drain.

Brush Cleaning

What do you do with the brush once you have cleared the blocked drain? Some people put the brush down in order to prepare what they will use to clean that brush after it has done its work. Instead, prepare a bucket containing a sanitiser solution before you start clearing the blocked drain. Place the brush into that bucket as soon as you are done with it. In this way, you will avoid any germ-containing water from dripping onto the floor in your commercial kitchen.

The suggestions above can be very effective when you are dealing with germs in drains that aren't buried underground. Ask a professional for help in case the blockage occurred in an underground drain. That expert will have the necessary tools and skills to deal with that problem without spreading any microorganisms into your kitchen.


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