When thinking about drainage systems in residential homes, most homeowners pay more attention to indoor floor wastes in the kitchen and bathroom. Outdoor drainage grates, on the other hand, are left to weather the elements for the simple reason that the grates are made of robust material. Such neglect often leads to premature blockages and other related problems, which can cost a homeowner time, money and comfort. As a plumber, therefore, it is essential to come up with ingenious ways of improving your client's interaction with their outdoor stainless steel drainage grates. Read on.
Hinged Floor Drain Grate -- There are two reasons why homeowners do not mind spending time cleaning indoor floor wastes: maintaining hygiene and enhancing fresh indoor air. Therefore, homeowners go on all fours to ensure there are no food remnants stuck in the kitchen floor waste regardless of whether the grate is fixed or not. However, the same cannot be said for outdoor drainage grates because of the amount of debris is significant. Besides, most outdoor grates must be unscrewed to access the drainage during clean up. Consequently, most homeowners wait until debris accumulates in which case the drainage becomes susceptible to blockages. You can solve the challenge by installing hinged floor drain grates since it allows for easy access to outdoor grates. Your clients will have no problem cleaning their drains daily.
LED Lit Floor Grates -- Traditional outdoor grates can be a tad boring; therefore, you must incorporate unique designs to grab the attention of both homeowners and visitors. However, such intricate designs on floor wastes do not come cheap. Some homeowners will, therefore, stick to the plain drainage grate designs for their outdoor drainage needs. Since the driveway is the first outdoor area that passersby and visitors see when approaching a client's home, you can install waterproof LED strips as part of the stainless steel drainage grate for a dramatic effect. Whether your client wants ambient or subtle lighting, floor waste grate lights help to create a unique outdoor atmosphere.
Include Filter Inserts -- As mentioned earlier, outdoor drainage grates receive a lot of debris of varying sizes. Depending on the size of the holes, larger sized waste materials, such as twigs, leaves and paper wrappers among others, will not go through the grate. However, smaller pieces of debris, such as tissue paper, can easily slip through and block the main drainage pipe over time. It can be a nightmare for your clients, but it can be prevented with a filter insert. By trapping fine debris, the filter inserts make drainage maintenance easy for the homeowner.
Consult with those who make stainless steel floor wastes, such as Hydro Construction Products, about which grates to use for your next project.