The Importance of Scheduling Prompt Repairs for Your Commercial Plumbing
Posted by May 22, 2017on
Commercial plumbing is vital to the operation of any business. Regardless of whether you have a complex plumbing system to cope with the demands of a large commercial kitchen or you just need water for your office break room, you will find that your ability to conduct your business will be severely impacted if there is a plumbing issue. While it can be tempting to ignore the signs of a plumbing problem, there are some important reasons to schedule prompt repairs at your business premises. Prompt Action Could Prevent Major Problems: A clog or a leak can be a massive problem, but in many cases, these issues don’t develop overnight. This means that there is an opportunity for preventative measures if you take prompt action. A clog may appear to be just a minor inconvenience, but the situation will not resolve itself. What starts as a slow draining sink could lead to your drains becoming stopped and sewage backing up into your premises. When water cannot effectively move into the sewer lines, there is a great risk that the water will collect in the pipes and eventually be washed back into your room. There is also a risk that the changes in pressure caused by a clog could lead to a pipe bursting, which could allow sewage to leak either beneath your commercial property or on public land. This could not only be a messy situation to clean up, but you could also be responsible for a public health hazard fine from the city. By taking prompt action to resolve a small clog before it develops into a blocked drain, you can not only have the issue corrected quickly, but there will be less downtime. Additionally, the repair cost for a small clog is likely to be far less than if you needed to call out an emergency service for a backed up drain. Save Money: Most business owners are continually aware of their bottom line. Therefore, it makes sense to make savings wherever possible. Although a small leak from a pipe under your sink may appear to be a very minor issue, it could be costing your business a great deal. A small drip can waste gallons of water each day, which will push up the cost of your utility bills. Even if your leak is only losing one drop each second, it could add up to over 3,000 gallons of water in a year. Preventative Maintenance: Commercial plumbers have the training, experience, and skills to ensure that the best practices are used to conduct any repairs quickly and efficiently. They can also assess the problem to determine if there is an underlying issue that needs to be resolved. This can help to prevent a major problem developing and ensure that your business can resume normal activities as soon as possible. Whether you have a leaking sink, burst pipe or a broken water heater, it is important to schedule prompt commercial plumbing repairs and return your business to optimum functionality straight away. By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solutions.