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Did you know that for a restaurant with annual sales of $5 million, the average plumbing expense can top $10,000 a year? That's because the average restaurant plumbing expense runs approximately 0.2% of sales.

On top of that financial cost, you have all the headaches (and labor expense) of unexpected plumbing problems!  Want to reduce your plumbing expenses and minimize your risk from plumbing emergencies, possible health code violations and costly service interruptions that lose customers? Drain-Net can help.

These pictures show just a few of the plumbing problems restaurants face due to neglected drains and plumbing.

Clogged Pipes cause restaurant plumbing problems Broken P-Trap in restaurant Broken Plumbing Lines in Food Service Establishment
Broken Plumbing Lines in restaurant Broken P-Trap under commercial sink Clogged Pipes and Plumbing Problems
 Broken-P-Trap and flooding  Stuff shoved down pipes  Backed up floor sink and flooded floors


We help restaurants and foodservice facilities use a proactive, preventative solution for plumbing and drain line maintenance. Here are some of our most popular products we recommend you begin with first:


A Drain-Net Drain Strainer captures all the food scraps and solid waste that would otherwise clog your floor drains.  Now you can get rid of all the dangerous (and expensive) chemical pipe cleaners in your restaurant or commercial kitchen.  We have the greatest selection of drain strainers, baskets, and filters in all shapes and styles.  Click here to learn more!



Drain Locks:  Drain clogs are often caused because unwanted trash and debris is washed or swept down the drain. That's why many restaurant owners and facility managers are choosing to lock down their drains. Locking down your drains is the best way to prevent your plumbing system from becoming the "trash can" for night cleaners or lazy employees. As the leading provider of drain locks we have the best selection of products for your application. Click here to learn more!



Wet Waste Interceptors separate solid food particles and water in commercial kitchen sinks.   Dishwasher sinks, 3-compartment sinks, and other commercial sinks have to be able to handle large amounts of food waste which can cause drain backups and plumbing clogs.  These wet waste interceptors improve drain line and grease trap efficiency.  These products are a great alternative to electric garbage disposals because they do not require electricity and do not have dangerous mechanical parts.  Click here to learn more!


In an effort to reduce drain clogs and service calls to plumbers, one of North America’s largest supermarket chain’s called on Drain-Net to find a preventative plumbing solution.
Placed plastic floor sink baskets in the following areas:
Deli, Bakery, Meat, Produce, Floral Kiosks, and the coffee restaurant
Supermarket Floor Sink Basket Strainers
Placed Drain Socks in the following areas: Janitors Closet, Meat Department, Prep Area, and round “hub” drains with an air gap.
Grocery Store Floor Drain Strainers
Result:  The placement of Drain Socks and Floor Sink Baskets ensured debris was caught before it became a costly, unsanitary, and inconvenient blockage.  Installing these products paid for themselves in the first year and according to their company memo, “After the first plumbing call that has been avoided by utilizing these strainers, you will have paid for all the strainers sent to your store. Plugged drain calls avoided after the first one is money in the bank!”
It is estimated that since the Drain-Net initiative began in 2008, the chain has saved millions of dollars in plumbing service visits and repairs.

Drain-Net Case Study - Red LobsterProblem: Red Lobster restaurants were experiencing high plumbing costs due to regular drain backups caused by food and debris present in the restaurant. A mechanical plumbing company was called to flush the lines on average once a month. Monthly plumbing costs where about $1,000.

The Drain-Net Solution: We recommended and installed a Garbage Disposal Replacement Unit. This stainless steel strainer cabinet was installed in line below the dish sink to catch the majority of debris coming from the sink. Secondly, an SFL-10 Floor Sink Strainer was installed in the floor to catch any overflow debris which can accumulate on the floor The final safety guard against clogged drains was the installation of a 3” Drain-Net in the bottom drain of the floor sink. Estimated debris captured is over 50 lbs of material disposed in the trash versus the drainage system.


Projected cost savings per year is approximately $11,000.

Red Lobster Plumbing cost savings


Garbage Disposal Replacement Unit in Commercial Kitchen  Food Debris plumbing solution for restaurants


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