While every commercial building has its own unique set of plumbing requirements, plumbing issues aren’t as unique. In today’s post, a local plumber and provider of electric heaters, Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., shares the common reasons for commercial plumbing service calls.
Leaky faucets — A leaky faucet may sound like a minor issue. If left unrepaired, however, a single leaky faucet can waste thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of dollars in utility bills a year. Water from a leaky faucet can also cause everything from puddles on the floor to structural damage to damaged drywall, and could even disrupt businesses located on levels further down in the building.
Clogged drains and toilets — People generally treat commercial restrooms with less care than their own bathrooms. This is why drains and toilets often end up clogged by things that aren’t meant to be flushed. Having clogged plumbing lines fixed by a commercial plumber can help save time and keep disruptions to a minimum, and will usually cost less than repairing a radiant heating system.
Broken toilet handles — Old buildings typically have toilets that are flushed with handles or levers, which will eventually break after a certain number of uses. Rather than replacing them with the same or similar parts, install motion-activated flushing systems instead. These are more hygienic, require less maintenance and are far less likely to get broken by repeated flushes.
Silent leaks — Sometimes leaks happen out of sight, and you only find about them when there’s a noticeable spike in your water bill. Even if there are no apparent signs of a leak, have a commercial plumbing company inspect your building’s plumbing system. Addressing potential issues sooner rather than later may save you from having to deal with extensive repairs on the plumbing system and the structure itself, as well as the potential health risks caused by mold and mildew growth.
Sewage odors — If there’s a sewage-like odor coming from within the building, call a plumber as soon as possible. This usually indicates a blocked sewage line somewhere, and locating it can be very difficult without the aid of a commercial plumbing professional.
Call Countryside for All Your HVAC and Plumbing Needs
If you need help with any of these problems, call Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at (715) 260-3335. You can also fill out our contact form if you want to schedule an appointment or have questions about furnace prices or our services.