Plumbing problems are often a hassle and may halt business operations for a short or extended period of time and can be costly. Daily use of commercial plumbing systems can take a considerable toll on pipes, faucets, toilets and drains, leading to potential problems. Keep your business open and functional by knowing the common plumbing issues and taking proactive measures to prevent them.
Almost every type of plumbing system will develop a leak in the pipes, faucets, or fixtures sooner or later. Rubber gaskets or o-rings eventually wear out causing faucet leaks and leaky pipes often result from loose connectors or degraded sealants within the connectors. Pipes and fixtures may also leak when they become cracked or damaged after years of wear and tear. Be sure to repair any small leak immediately to prevent your water bill from increasing significantly over the course of a year and to prevent a larger leak that could cause severe water damage to your facility.
Leaks are sometimes difficult if not impossible to notice. Common silent leaks are found in toilets and underground pipelines. Silent leaks may waste large amounts of water and energy, especially if a leak is found in the hot water system.
Clogged Toilets and Blocked Drains
Clogged toilets often results from flushing material other than human waste and toilet paper. Drains commonly overflow from a build-up of materials and tree roots, which can also create leaks in addition to clogs. Backups and overflow from clogged toilets and drains in your facility restrooms can be unpleasant, messy and require immediate cleanup.
The best solution for commercial plumbing problems is prevention. Regular inspections to make sure water and drain systems are working properly will help prevent many common issues. Watch for signs of possible issues such as slow drains, frequently plunged toilets, leaks and water damage and contact a professional promptly when any of these issues occur. Mid-America Contractors has professionals on staff 24 hours per day dedicated to plumbing repairs and emergencies. Contact us for more information or to schedule any repair you need completed in your facility today!