Regular preventative maintenance of your commercial plumbing system is always a good idea, and swift repairs are essential. By identifying and repairing issues in the water systems at an early stage, you will prevent the kind of damage that might end in costly repairs that could also be disruptive to your business operations. These include:
Drain cleaning – clogged drains can cause problems, particularly for high water usage manufacturers. By calling in a commercial plumber at the first sign of a blocked drain – such as slow drainage or water backing up – you will ensure your drainage system continues to run smoothly. Leave it too long, and the problem will take much longer to fix and may even involve an interruption in your business operations, or paying extra for emergency repairs.
Backflow prevention – backflow is when contaminated water flows back into your clean water supply. The installation of backflow prevention devices will protect your water supply against contaminated water getting into your drinking water pipes.
Behaviour – in addition to commercial plumbing services, it is also important to address the behaviour of the people on your premises. Everyone can play their part in helping to maintain the system, for example by not flushing oils, grease and non-degradable items down the toilet, and reporting dripping taps, leaks and blocked drains as soon as they occur so they can be fixed timeously.