Commercial plumbing problems can have many consequences from higher water bills to property damage, so it’s important to address any plumbing concerns as soon as possible for the sake of your business. Here are five common commercial plumbing problems to be aware of:
- Clogged Drains or Toilets- Because of the sheer amount of waste that must be dealt with daily, commercial properties are particularly prone to clogged drains and toilets. People can also be less considerate while using public toilets and sinks than they are at home, so they may flush items that they shouldn’t and cause blockages.
- Hidden Leaks- Some leaks are obvious, but others can go undetected for weeks or months at a time since there many pipes and plumbing fixtures to keep track of at commercial properties. Signs of hidden leaks may include evidence of mold, water stains on walls and ceilings, or rising water bills.
- Sewage Odors- Off-putting sewage smells can drive customers away and make it difficult for your employees to work. More than likely, your commercial plumbing vents are clogged, and the gas is entering the building. Another possibility is a broken sewer line that is releasing sewage, but this is less common.
- Low Water Pressure- It can be a nuisance when your business doesn’t have good water pressure. Low water pressure may be caused by clogged pipes, malfunctioning pumps, or valve problems.
- Leaky Faucets- A leaky faucet that drips once per second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water in a year. Keeping an eye out for leaky faucets and getting them fixed right away will save money and protect the environment.