Commercial Plumbing Maintenance Tips
Your commercial plumbing system undergoes constant wear and tear, day in and day out. It is not uncommon for the stress of running a business to draw focus away from the necessary maintenance of the building from where it is run. To keep your business open and functional Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric would like to share 7 tips on how best to maintain your commercial plumbing system.
1. Sweat The Small Stuff
There is a common saying that we often use and it goes ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’. However, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric would like you to remove the word don’t from the saying- yes, we’re telling you to sweat the small stuff! We want you to pay attention to and act on any commercial plumbing issues that seem insignificant.
Small problems very rarely stay small for long. They grow, turning a small job into a much larger and more expensive one. What seems like a small water leak at the time may end up costing you thousands in water bills and even more in damages. ‘Sweating the small stuff’ will end up saving your time, money, and a few gray hairs.
2. Blocked Drains
At first glance, a blocked drain may seem like a small problem but over time will grow, leaving you with a messy overflow situation. A number of things can cause a drain to become blocked, some of which are leaves, grease, paper, and leftover food. It is also possible for tree roots to block or even break drains. All of these can cause a problem for your commercial plumbing system, a problem that could be avoided by looking out for signs that you may have a blocked drain.
3. Flush The Right Stuff
The list of things that should be flushed down a toilet is short and consists of only two items. We understand that monitoring this can become tricky when running a large business so we would recommend you do two things. Educate your staff on the implications of flushing anything other than human waste and toilet paper down a toilet. Posting signs in the bathroom as a reminder may help to avoid any clogged drains.
4. Know The Location Of The Shut Off Valves
In the event of a burst water pipe or an overflowing toilet, the best thing to do is shut off the water. This simple action can save your commercial property from further damage but can’t be carried out if you don’t know where the valves are situated. Knowing where your commercial plumbing shut-off valves are located can lead to fast and effective action being taken in the event of an emergency.
5. Upgrade Your Pipes
If your business is located in an old building with its original commercial plumbing system it may be time for an upgrade! A complete re-piping of your property would ensure a safe and damage-free plumbing system.
6. Preventative Maintenance
The best and probably only way to avoid major plumbing issues from arising would be incorporating regular maintenance. Regular commercial plumbing maintenance ensures the smooth running of your plumbing system, through the use of regular inspections.
7. Find A Reliable Plumber
When you find a trustworthy and reliable company to take care of your commercial plumbing system, don’t let them go! Unfortunately, there are many companies out there today who don’t have the correct qualifications or licenses.
How Art Can Help You With Your Commercial Plumbing Systems Today
If you own a commercial building and are looking for an experienced and reliable plumbing company, look no further! Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric can do that and more for your business, putting its best interests first. Call us today at 1-800-475-1504 for more information on how we can help you.