Operating and maintaining plumbing in a commercial setting can get quite expensive. Even a simple leak issue can command a lot of money to repair since professional assistance is almost always required. As a business owner, this can put you in a dilemma since properly functioning plumbing is one of those things you just can't do without.
However, taking care of commercial plumbing doesn't have to be as expensive as it is for many people. All you need to is know what to do and what not to do.
Ensure Taps Are Turned Off Properly
A dripping tap can send thousands of gallons of water down the drain each year. All this will add up to a significant amount of money. Many taps drip simply because people don't bother to turn them off properly. Ensure that the taps in your business are properly turned off. If there is a problem with the faucet that prevents this, have it fixed or replaced.
Use Low-Flow Fixtures
Low-flow fixtures use a lot less water than regular fixtures and the cost savings every year will be significant. A low flow toilet, for example, can use several gallons less per flush compared to older models. Depending on how often these facilities are used, the cost savings every year will be immense.
Don't Ignore Any Leak
If you come across any water leak, ensure that it is corrected immediately. As established earlier, anything that drips can add up to a lot of money over a certain period of time. This means that no leak should be thought of as insignificant. Low water pressure and running water sounds are two common signs of a leak, so if you have either, consult a professional.
Practice Drain Proper Drain Maintenance
Drains often get ignored until it's too late. This means that by the time many people take a serious look at their drain, there's usually a problem that has to be fixed e.g. a blockage. Fixing drain problems costs a lot of money. A better approach is to adopt proper drain maintenance, to ensure that events such as blockages don't get a chance to take place.
Follow Proper Garbage Disposal Guidelines
One of the main problems that affect any kind of plumbing is the disposal of the wrong things in them. Many people think of drains as an extension of the garbage can. This is a huge problem because most of the garbage thrown down the drain can cause or contribute to blockages in the future. Ensure there is a way properly disposing of garbage in your building.