About Drain Strainers
Drain strainers are a type of plumbing equipment used to prevent clogs and blockages in drains and pipes. They are designed to catch debris, such as food particles, hair, soap scum, and other materials that can accumulate in drains over time. Drain strainers can help keep your plumbing system running smoothly by preventing these materials from building up and causing clogs.
Types of Drain Strainers
Drain strainers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Some are designed to fit inside the drain pipe while others are designed to sit on top of the drain opening. Some may have removable baskets or filters that need to be cleaned regularly while others may be made with mesh screens or fine mesh fabric.
How Drain Strainers Are Made
Drain strainers typically consist of a metal or plastic housing with a mesh screen or filter material inside. The material used for the mesh screens is usually stainless steel or nylon for durability and strength. Depending on the application, some drain strainers may also include rubber gaskets around the edges for better sealing.
Industries That Use Drain Strainers
Drain strainers are commonly used in commercial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals, manufacturing plants, schools, and other places where drainage systems require frequent maintenance. Professional plumbers often use them as part of their regular maintenance routine to ensure that all drains remain free from blockages.
Find the Drain Strainers You Need at Zoro
Looking for a specific item? Use our robust search tool to find it by name or keyword, or use our handy filters to narrow down our full assortment. You can also check out our whole selection of plumbing tools & supplies, along with other equipment and essentials to ensure you have all you need to tackle the job, especially if you're taking on a DIY project for the first time. Plus, when you shop at Zoro, you'll always enjoy competitive prices on tons of great brands you know and trust. We make the shopping experience as fast and seamless as possible with free shipping on orders over $50 for registered users, Net 30 payment terms for qualifying customers, and an unparalleled customer service experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Brands of Drain Strainers does Zoro Carry?
We carry many of the top brands and manufacturers including ZORO SELECT, ALLPOINTS, COMMERCIAL, and many more.
What Pipe Dia Drains for Drain Strainers are available?
At Zoro we carry a wide assortment including some of the most common Pipe Dia Drains choices such as 1-1/2 in, 3 in, and 1-1/4 in.
What are some popular options available within Drain Strainers?
Within our Drain Strainers collection, Drain Strainer, Sanitary Drain, and Sink Strainer options are some of the most popular items we sell.
Which features are most common for Drain Strainers?
Some common characteristics of Drain Strainers are the Pipe Dia Drains, Shape Drains, and Material of Construction Drains.