Q.   What are the maintenance requirements for slot drains?


Regular maintenance involves simple cleaning procedures that can be done using common cleaning tools and products. For specific maintenance schedules and procedures, refer to our Installation Guide.

Q.   Do I need to buy a catch basin?


While our drains can be designed without a catch basin, using one simplifies cleaning by ctaching solid materials and preventing clogs. It’s especially useful in environments with a high risk of losing small items like keys or rings. For more information, visit our Catch Basins page.

Q.   Does my floor drain system need a strainer?


Strainer baskets are recommended to prevent debris from clogging the sewer system. Our locking strainer baskets add an extra layer of safety and convenience.

Q.   How often should my floor drain catch basin be emptied?


Frequency depends on factors like wastewater volume and solid material presence. For example, a food processing facility will need to empty catch basins more frequently than a residential garage. Refer to our CIP Guide for specific recommendations.

Q.   How long does it take to clean a slot drain?


Cleaning takes only minutes per 10-foot section using the provided tools. Slot drains save time and money when compared to a traditional grated trench drain. Using a Flush-Flo or clean-in-place system can further speed up the process.

Q.   What cleaning products are safe for a slot drain?


 Stainless steel drains are compatible with most cleaning products, consult the label before using. For galvanized steel drains, use products with moderate pH levels to prevent corrosion.

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