Whether your commercial building is an office, store, hotel, or restaurant, people need water and restrooms. That’s why plumbing is so important. Without it, your business can’t function properly, and you lose money.
Commercial plumbing is different from residential plumbing in a few ways. For instance, commercial plumbing must accommodate the needs of many more people, so the plumbing is larger and more complex. This means there are many things that could go wrong. Here are four commercial plumbing issues to watch out for at your business.
- Clogged Drains – With so many people using restrooms at your business, there is bound to be trash or bits of paper towels that find their way into the sink and end up clogging the drain. Kitchen sinks at your business have the same problem when people dump fats, oils, or grease down the drain. Don’t wait to call a commercial plumber if you notice that the water drains slowly at your business. A clogged drain will only get harder to fix later.
- Leaky Pipes – If you notice that your water bill has gone way up even though your business doesn’t seem to be using more water than normal, chances are that you have a leaky pipe. Not only does a leak increase your water bill, but it also leads to costly water damage and mold if left untreated.
- Blocked Sewage – People are often careless with what they flush down the toilet in public restrooms. However, flushing items like wipes, diapers, menstrual products, and bandages can cause sewage backups. This causes a foul odor in the building that is never good for your business’ image.
- Water Temperature Issues – If the water doesn’t get hot when it needs to, get your commercial plumber to look at your water heater.
At East Atlantic Plumbing LLC, we are experienced professionals who are licensed to take care of your commercial plumbing. If you need commercial plumbing inspection, installation, repairs, or replacement, call us today.