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Six Routine Maintenance Tasks To Bring Down Commercial Plumbing Costs

It's essential that the plumbing system is functioning properly at your commercial facility so that your business operations can continue without issue. Paying for a commercial plumbing service can be expensive when your system malfunctions. You can keep your commercial plumbing in good shape over time by carrying out a few routine maintenance tasks. The following are six routine maintenance tasks to bring down commercial plumbing costs. 

Unclogging and cleaning drains

Drain clogs are one of the most common causes of malfunctions and downtime at commercial facilities. Addressing drain clogs right away and making sure you've thoroughly removed clogs before they get worse helps to minimize the downtime clogs cause your facility.

Additionally, you should periodically clean your drains and toilets to prevent clogs and keep your facility's sinks, tubs, and toilet bowls smelling clean and healthy. 

Performing appliance inspections

You should set up a schedule for having staff members perform routine inspections of important facility appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines. Appliances should be inspected for issues like leaks or mold/mildew growth. If such problems are found, you need to address them right away to prevent appliance problems from worsening. 

Inspecting your water pressure gauge to check water pressure

Maintaining water pressure at your commercial facility is important for a variety of reasons. High enough water pressure in your faucets makes it easier for your staff members to handle cleaning tasks. At the same time, you don't want your water pressure to get too high or it can damage your facility's pipes.

You should check the water pressure gauge at your facility regularly and make sure that it is staying within an acceptable range. 

Fixing leaky faucets

Leaky faucets waste water at your facility and can drive up your utility costs. Additionally, leaky faucets are typically an indication of underlying plumbing issues and should, therefore, be fixed promptly.

Removing water heater sediment

One important routine maintenance task for your facility's water heater is emptying out any built-up sediment. This should be done at least a couple of times a year to prevent water heater clogs and poorer hot water quality at your facility. 

Inspecting for cracked hoses and other minor damage to fixtures

Another routine task to keep your plumbing fixtures in good shape is checking plumbing fixtures for exterior damage like cracked hoses. Cracked hoses need to be replaced promptly because they can cause leaks in your plumbing system that lead to water damage to your commercial facility. 

Reach out to a company like Boiler Services, Inc. that provides commercial plumbing.