Commercial Plumbing Preventative Maintenance Plans
– Blackall Mechanical has pioneered a comprehensive commercial plumbing preventative maintenance program custom designed for each type of business. By performing routine plumbing maintenance on the entire plumbing system, you can prevent business interruptions, property damage and high utility bills.
– Look for signs of leaks in exposed pipes, where pipes run through the walls or the foundation of your building. Signs of a leak include puddles of water and watermarks.
– Look for signs of corrosion. Corrosion of pipes can cause leaks and bad pipe connections if not corrected. A sign of corrosion is green stains around brass and copper fittings and on shutoff valves, and yellow or orange stains on old steel pipe.
– Test water pressure. Water pressure is with how much force the water comes out of sink faucets and showerheads. Low water pressure can be a sign of sediment build up in the faucet or shower head. It may also be a sign of a problem with the water line.
– Remove the showerhead to look for any sediment that may have collected in it. This may be a cause of lower the water pressure.
– Check each sink, shower and tub drain for the speed of drainage. Slow drainage usually indicates a clog in the drain or a blocked vent pipe. Your drains should have a full swirl when draining. If bubbles appear when water is draining, this is usually a sign of a problem. If there are gurgling sounds, there may be venting problems
– Check the flushing handle and inside parts of the toilets. Flush each toilet to make sure that it is flushing properly. Check the parts inside the tank of the toilet to see if any parts are broken, rusted, or missing. Make sure the toilet water does not continue to run after flushing and make sure there is no sign of water on the floor around the toilet.