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Is Your Commercial Building Suffering from Plumbing Problems?

Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 11:00 am

Whether you manage a business within a commercial building or own the commercial building itself, a plumbing problem is never something fun or easy to deal with. It is, however, an important factor to consider when leasing a suite within—or purchasing—a commercial building.

Learning about the most common commercial plumbing problems could help you be more prepared and maybe even avoid costly and inconvenient property damage. Keep reading for some of the most frequent issues.

Clogged Drains or Toilets

The most frequently clogged drains in commercial settings are typically in kitchens, due partly to inappropriate foodstuff being put down the drain. It’s vital that you avoid—and encourage your employees to avoid—pouring greasy substances down the drain. You may even wish to install a garbage disposal.

Toilet blockages are another common issue. Regular plumbing audits can help avoid problems. Additionally, installing low flow toilets could help you avoid common bathroom plumbing issues that could cost your business later.

Faucet and Fixture Leaks

These types of leaks can be caused by damaged seals, washers, or O-rings. Typically, wear and tear is the cause of leaks, due to the increased use that commercial sinks receive. A leaky water faucet is more than just inconvenient. If ignored, it can waste over 3,000 gallons of water per year!

Bad Odors

Beneath your commercial buildings floor drain is a U-shaped pipe. This pipe should be filled with water at all times. If it dries up due to a clog, then it allows sewer odors to creep up into your restroom. This is a problem that can be prevented by pouring small amounts of specially made drain cleaner. Be sure to check with a professional plumber, as some drain “cleaners” can actually cause more harm than good.

For quality commercial plumbing repairs in Dupont, WA, contact Brooks Plumbing Co. today. 

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