Plumbing systems in commercial properties are very different to those that are found in residential property. Although both systems are susceptible to the same kind of issues the way in which you resolve and prevent that issues can be different. By understanding the main plumbing concerns you may come across at your commercial property could potentially save you time and money and even protect your reputation by making sure your plumbing is never out of service.
Old Plumbing Systems
The most important factors in ensuring performance and assessing the overall risk of your commercial plumbing system developing problems are knowing the age and maintenance history of your system. Due to the majority of commercial properties being established in new or rented spaces this information may not be easy to come by, so rather than waiting for something to go wrong with your plumbing and heating systems save yourself some money by contacting your local commercial plumber to help determine the condition, risk factors and develop a plan for long term maintenance to ensure everything stays in good working order.
Blockages and Backups
Just like any residential property, commercial properties can be susceptible to blocked pipes and drains. However, backed up pipes in a commercial property pose a bigger concern due to the significant volume and usage is much higher then residential properties and this can lead to hazardous conditions for employees and clients. The best way to prevent blockages and backups is to have policies in place to ensure employees are well educated on proper waste management. Simple things like ensuring waste bins are in convenient accessible places to avoid the misuse of drains can have a positive impact on the drains performance and reduce the risk of blockages. If you have an old plumbing system or you find you are prone to regular blockages, then it may be worth speaking to your local commercial plumber to discuss hydro-jetting which could help restore your pipes to a like new condition by removing years of residue and build up.
Due to the frequent use of plumbing fixtures in commercial properties they are prone to leaks that result in, wasted water, property damage and reduce the performance of your plumbing systems. Even a small drip will not go away on its own and could potentially lead to more significant problems in the future, so it is important that at the first sign of a leak you contact a plumber to carry out the necessary repairs. The best ways to reduce the risk of a significant leak is to ensure all employees have somewhere to report faulty fixtures to easily, as well as discussing with your local commercial plumber the best fixtures for heavy duty use.
If you find that you are having problems with your plumbing or heating systems in your commercial property or think your system is overdue a health check then contact Vortex Gas today on: 0151 523 7243 or 07713 481112