The plumbing at your commercial business is constantly under strain. Repeated flushes and handwashing sessions, improper use of the facilities, and natural circumstances could cause a plumbing mishap. If you have dealt with one too many plumbing line backups or have dealt with damaged pipes on more than one occasion, make some changes in the manner in which you maintain the plumbing.
Hold A Meeting With Your Maintenance Crew And Staff
If you have a maintenance crew working for you and one of their duties is to upkeep the restrooms, make sure that they have the proper materials needed to keep the facilities clean and damage-free. Handheld plungers, plumbing snakes, mops, buckets, and sanitizing agents are the main items that your crew can utilize during each maintenance session.
If your maintenance workers are also responsible for maintaining the property that your business sits on, they should be mandated to keep the septic system free from heavy items that could damage a line or the septic tank. Notify your workers about the location of the septic system and verbalize that you would like this area to be off-limits to your employees and customers.
Hold a separate meeting with office staff members to go over the rules pertaining to the restrooms. Specify that you would like to be notified immediately about any plumbing issues, no matter how small they are. This will ensure that plumbing can be repaired quickly before a tiny problem becomes much larger and winds up inconveniencing those who need to use the restroom. Remind your employees about items that are prohibited from being flushed or drained.
Insulate And Consider A Water Softener
Exposed pipes may freeze during frigid temperatures, and this can cause a plumbing section to burst. Besides needing to have damaged plumbing repaired or replaced, you will be prone to paying a higher water bill, due to the amount of water that is lost through the damaged section. Purchase some insulation sleeves from a plumbing business and use these to cover pipe sections that are exposed to the elements. Sleeves can be secured with standard thermal or plumbing tape.
If your water supply has been deemed as 'hard water', this means that there is a high mineral content in the supply. Mineral deposits may form on interior pipe sections, eventually weakening plumbing. Counteract this type of issue by investing in a water softener. A water softener will be attached to the plumbing and will rid the supply of excess minerals. A plumber will assist you with installing a softener.
For more information, contact a commercial plumbing company in your area.