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The Advantages of Stainless Steel Drainage Systems

Proper drainage is essential to maintain the cleanliness, sanitation, and integrity of foundations in commercial and residential properties. Many different choices for drainage systems exist, some of which are best for commercial or municipal applications, while others are better for managing drainage on residential properties. Drain systems may include plastic or metal parts or a combination of materials. Here we consider the advantages of stainless steel drainage systems.

Stainless steel is a metal alloy of iron and carbon with at least 10% chromium added. It comes in many variants or grades with higher percentages of chromium, and in some cases, added nickel. The addition of chromium forms a protective chromium oxide film on the surface. Even if it is damaged, this coating will heal itself in the presence of oxygen.

Strength To Weight

Certain grades of stainless steel have a high degree of strength and impact resistance compared to their weight. This makes it possible to create stainless steel drain grates that are thinner and less costly but still very strong for industrial applications.


Stainless steel is a non-porous material. This means that the material doesn’t create an environment where bacteria can settle and grow in cracks, pores, or tiny crevices. Therefore, stainless steel is easy to clean. Thus, it is particularly well suited to food service, hospital, and farm applications.


Stainless steel is sleek and shiny and adds to the contemporary appearance of any facility. It doesn’t rust and helps create an atmosphere of care and pride in the overall look of the physical plant in which it is installed.

Corrosion Resistant

Stainless steel’s non-porous nature makes it resistant to corrosion. Low alloyed versions resist corrosion from water and atmospheric conditions, while higher alloyed types resist corrosion from acidic and alkaline solutions. This makes the higher alloyed versions appropriate for many chemical and related industries.

Heat Resistance

Stainless steel maintains its functionality in extreme temperatures. It can’t be worked by heat, resists scaling, and retains its strength at high temperatures. It is also suitable for freezer environments. 


Stainless steel is recyclable. Much of it is made from recycled materials. It is a more environmentally friendly product.

As you’ve read, there are many advantages of stainless steel drainage systems for commercial installations. Vodaland provides a variety of drainage systems in Canada, including stainless steel systems.

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