The key to avoiding unfortunate plumbing disasters is to have your commercial plumbing system regularly inspected and maintained. Having a plan and schedule in place will help you catch issues while they are still small and ensure your building’s plumbing is functioning as it should. Here are five essential preventative maintenance tasks that need to be performed frequently to help identify potential problems.

 

Look for Leaks

Finding a leak in your plumbing is an issue that should be dealt with immediately. Even seemingly small leaks can lead to troublesome water damage and corrosion. Additionally, if left unrepaired, gallons of water can be wasted. If you notice puddles, moisture, water spots, or mold, a plumbing leak can be to blame.

 

Check Water Pressure

Checking your building’s water pressure frequently can help you make sure that your water pressure isn’t dropping unexpectedly or rising to dangerous levels. The water pressure should always be between 40psi and 80psi. Water pressure that is too high can cause damage to pipes and lead to leaks.

 

Clean Pipes and Drains

Grease and residue can build up in pipes and clog drains. It is a good idea to check pipes and drains at least once a month and have them professionally cleaned. You should perform a test for the flow rate, and can install a camera to monitor the condition of your drains on a more regular basis. A hydro-jetting service is effective at cleaning any buildup.

 

Inspect Water Heater

Regularly inspect your water heater for any signs of leaking, strange noises, dirty water, or water that isn’t heating correctly. All safety valves and overflows should be tested as well.

 

Getting into the habit of regularly inspecting your commercial plumbing system and looking out for common issues, will help you catch problems before they get out of hand. To make sure your plumbing system always runs as it should, contact Andersen Commercial Plumbing by calling 909-326-2729 or sending us an email.