Frequently Asked Questions
What is a DrainLock?
DrainLocks are installed in commercial kitchen area drains with the purpose of preventing accidental or intentional removal of regular drain screens which prevents unnecessary drain blockage, cleaning costs & facility downtime
Where is a DrainLock used?
Plastek DrainLocks should be installed in all commercial kitchen floor sinks, trough & trench drains and area drains within the food preparation areas in restaurants, hospitals, schools and prisons.
What are the benefits of a DrainLock?
With the installation of a Plastek DrainLock, restaurant and facility owners all over the country can reduce their costly drain cleaning costs and facility downtimes by up to 90%
Why is Plastek DrainLock better than an all metal design?
There are 3 reasons:
- It is a single, self-contained unit (no lose pieces) that is lightweight; easy to install & remove
- It doesn’t damage the pipe below the floor sink
- This is no ordinary plastic…The polymer for the lower portion was developed for use in automotive bumpers while the top plate is a mineral / fiberglass filler nylon used in many high end gun components
Do I need a DrainLock?
If you are tired of paying expensive plumbing costs you do. Any commercial kitchen with floor sinks, trough drains and area drains should have a Plastek DrainLock installed in each
I use degreaser and bleach to clean my kitchen floor; will these chemicals damage the DrainLock plastic?
The polymers used are highly chemical resistant and have been tested against common cleaners, detergents and disinfectants
If I pour hot liquids down my drain will it melt the plastic in the DrainLock?
The melting point of the plastics / polymers are over 400 degrees and will easily withstand boiling liquids
What is the cost of a DrainLock?
Depending on the DrainLock chosen, prices range from $42.00 to $70.00 – Average service call for a plumber starts at $69.00 each time you call them
Where can I buy a Plastek DrainLock?
Amazon, Ferguson, Baker Commodities, EBtech, Drain-Net, are a few locations where you can buy a Plastek DrainLock