The plumbing in a commercial premise is not at the forefront of a business owners mind, however its importance should not be underestimated. Something as discreet as a small water leak can end up costing a business thousand in repairs and even result in closure.
For businesses such as hotels and restaurants the quality of the plumbing is vital for cleaning purposes and guest use. The big problem comes when something goes wrong and they can be expensive to fix.
There are some preventative actions you as a business owner can take in order to avoid expensive repair bills and keep your business running smoothly.
Plumbing Maintenance Tips
Unclog Drains – If you notice your sinks are draining slowly then you should do something about it before the problem gets worse. This is easily resolved by a simple solution of vinegar mixed with hot water, simply pour this down the drains to dislodge any debris. This should be repeated every three moths to keep things running smoothly.
Check Water Pressure – No-one enjoys a limp shower so to keep so if you own a hotel or B and B then this is something you definitely want to avoid to prevent bad reviews and keep guests happy so they want to stay again. Using a pressure gauge will help you test the pressure in the water circulation system. And an investment in a decent shower pump will help prevent and low water pressure issues.
Stop Any Leaks – A leak no matter how small should never be ignored. A simple thing like a dripping tap or shower head can add a substantial amount to your water bill and even lead to much worse problems. Keep a close eye on all tap handles and shower heads and under sinks to make sure there is no drips when they are turned off, if you do find one then get it fixed straight away to avoid costly bills and potential future repair work.
Look After Toilets – Leaking or clogged toilets are no good for your business they may ruin your reputation as well as your bank balance! Make sure you use toilets from a respected manufacturer that provide toilet plumbing for the commercial sector. This will give you piece of mind that your toilets are ready to cope with heavy demands.
Only Flush What Is Necessary – To avoid blockages the only thing that should be flushed down a toilet is human waste and tissue paper, in a commercial premise this can be hard to enforce as you don’t have full control over what goes down there, however putting signs up to prompt people can help towards protecting your toilets from blockages.
Inspect Appliances – Sometimes leaks appear from places you might not expect such as washing machines or fridges and by the time you notice them the damage is already done. A puddle appearing from an appliance is an obvious giveaway, however, it is worth checking around and underneath all appliances regular, so you have a better chance at finding a problem before it becomes an even bigger problem!
If you are having problems with the plumbing at your commercial property then contact JWC Plumbing & Heating today – 0151 345 4039