Does Your Commercial Plumbing System Need a Tune Up?
Does Your Commercial Plumbing System Need a Tune Up?February 05 / 2016
Businesses can spend a lot of money repairing major plumbing problems, or they can spend a little money taking preventive action. Periodic maintenance to a commercial plumbing system will always save you money in the long run and it will reduce the chances of work stoppages due to unexpected shutdowns. If you have a commercial property, give its plumbing system a tune-up!
Add Drain Cleaning Services to Your Maintenance RoutineDid you know that most plumbing calls are not for big-ticket repairs like sewer line replacement or slab leak repair? The most common calls are for clogged drains in public restrooms, floor drains in warehouses, and industrial sinks in restaurants. Fortunately, most obstructions can be prevented with proactive drain cleaning. Over time, drains will clog due to the buildup of food waste, human waste, and other debris. It’s only natural for this to happen due to heavy usage. You can combat the effects of normal usage by adding Scour Jet service to your routine maintenance routine.
Insulate Your Building's PlumbingHomeowners aren’t the only ones that need to worry about frozen pipes when temperatures dip. Commercial properties are susceptible too, especially businesses that are located in smaller structures or buildings that used to be used for residential purposes. Call your local plumber to discuss what measures you should take to protect your pipes from colder weather. Tip: Even properties in warmer climates can benefit from insulating services. All it takes is a quick drop in the temperature for pipes used to warmer weather to burst.
Routine Maintenance Checks Are Fast and EasySome commercial property owners forgo maintenance checks because they don’t want the normal flow of daily operations to be affected. If you hire a professional, licensed plumber, this won’t happen. However, most business owners can perform the same check on their own and only call in a plumber if they spot a problem.
Here are some things all commercial property owners should keep an eye out for:
- Be alert for signs of leaks that include water stains and puddles.
- Check for any exposed piping.
- Look for corrosion on exposed pipes. Corrosion usually first presents itself as discoloration on pipes.
- Pay close attention to water pressure. If water pressure is abnormally low, this could be a sign of a leak. Call a plumber for further diagnosis.
- Be aware of orange, rust-colored water. This is a sign of sediment in the pipes or in the water heater.
- Check toilets to make sure they flush easily and check toilet mechanisms to make sure they are easy to use.
- Test all sinks and toilets to make sure there are no drainage issues.