Big things like the economy to small things like pesky competitors; there seems to be no end to the things that can impact your business financially. Being able to see what’s coming around the corner helps business be successful for the long run, but unfortunately, commercial plumbing problems aren’t always predictable. Fortunately, a proactive watchful eye can go a long way toward keeping unexpected commercial plumbing repairs in check.
A dripping faucet or leaky plumbing fixtures are easy to ignore. Those drips and leaks don’t appear to be bothering anything and probably don’t increase your water expense too much. Sounds logical enough, but those minor commercial plumbing nuisances do more harm than people think.
Leaky or dripping commercial plumbing faucets do indeed cause water utilities to increase. Depending on the drip’s severity, your business could be billed for hundreds of gallons more water than what’s actually used. Over time, it adds up. On top of higher bills, a dripping faucet, leaky stool or slow running drains can be indicators of more serious commercial plumbing issues.
It’s easy for commercial plumbing molehills to become mountains if not repaired quickly. A blockage in one slowing running drain can continue to grow to the point of serious interior water damage from a burst pipe or water backing up into other areas. And what if it happens Friday night and isn’t caught until Monday morning? Jetting and camera inspection and commercial drain cleaning can clear any blockages.
Water heaters are another piece of commercial plumbing that do not always receive the amount of attention they deserve. It’s common for commercial water heater to be installed above ceiling tiles, which makes them a victim of “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Water heaters that aren’t maintained properly and regularly can burst and flood everything underneath it.
Keeping a close eye on plumbing fixtures and equipment can help business avert major commercial plumbing problems and repair expense. That way, issues are caught before plumbing equipment or fixtures get the chance to cause serious and expensive damage. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure for commercial plumbing customers.