As you can imagine, clogged galley drains and the associated malodors can cause a lot of problems for an airline. Luckily, we have developed a drain cleaner that does an exceptional job of keeping your drains clog free! It can also be used to help break up a pre-existing clog. But before we get into that, let’s go over what causes these clogs.
On commercial aircraft, galley drains are routinely used to dispose of beverages (e.g. coffee, milk, juice, soda). These beverages tend to have a lot of sugar in them, which serves as a food source for common bacteria and microbes. The bacteria and microbes break down the sugar and convert it into cellulosic polymer compounds, which attach to drain screens, valves, and lines. These cellulosic polymers are what lead to malodors and partial or complete blockages in the drains.
So if you are not routinely treating your galley drains with something effective, you are going to end up with a clog and you can’t use any old drain cleaner to take care of it. You need an effective drain cleaner that isn’t very corrosive, or else you’ll run into other problems.
Now is where chemistry comes into play, our chemists have developed a drain cleaner, Liquid Scrub, that is based on state-of-the-art oxygenated technology and is uniquely designed around the soil matrix typically found in galley drain clogs. It specifically targets food, minor particulate matter, and biological films (those pesky cellulosic polymers mentioned before). Liquid Scrub is formulated to be heavier than water, so it can flow to the clog location and begin its cleaning action. It’s also safe and essentially non-corrosive. Additionally, Liquid Scrub is ideal for the daily maintenance of Gray Water Interface Valves (GWIVs) installed in B787s. But you don’t need to just take my word for it; we have pictures demonstrating how effective Liquid Scrub is!
In this second set of images, you can see how quickly Liquid Scrub works. The first image (on the right) was right after Liquid Scrub was poured in. You can’t even see the liquid level because it is so dirty! The middle picture was during cleaning, here you can see that Liquid Scrub has already started to remove the soil. The last picture shows the clean reservoir after the Liquid Scrub was drained out after only 10 minutes of soaking!