Commercial – Roof Drains

  Out of Sight Out of Mind… We really only think about our commercial roofs when it rains!

roof-drainRoof systems are compromised by everything that penetrates the surface, attaches to the surface and even debris that can accumulate on them. But the biggest issue is lack of proper roof drain inspections. A small problem if not caught early can develop into a large problem.

roof-drain2As stated by Mike Russo, editor of Roofing Solutions Magazine, “An out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude toward roofing systems is dangerous. Too many owners and managers have been burned by premature roof failures. With bottom-line profitability so important, corporate executives who are looking long-term can squeeze more money out of their commercial roofs”.

Works Plumbing can come in and inspect your roof drain systems. Usually, all that is needed is a little maintenance.  With regular inspections, you can avoid major catastrophes.

When it Rains it Pours – Roof Drains Explained

A roof drain is installed on a building roof or canopy to convey storm water from the roof or canopy to the storm drainage sewer or retaining area. Storm water can be received in three different ways.

  1. From the roof drain to the storm drainage piping to storm sewer, eventually making it’s way to the city sewer system.
  2. From the roof drain to the storm drainage piping to a retention pond or reservoir.
  3. From the roof drain to the storm drainage piping and the water is left to splash on the ground where it dissipates naturally.