Time For A Change? How To Tell When Your Commercial Building Needs Plumbing Upgrades

Posted on: 3 August 2020

If you own a commercial building, it might be time for some plumbing upgrades. If you're like most commercial property owners, you call the plumber for things like leaky faucets, and clogged toilets. But, there are other times when you need a commercial plumber. If you're going to be doing renovations, this would be a good time to take a close look at the plumbing in your building. While you're making plans for the renovations, take a look around your building. If your building has any of the following plumbing issues, it's time to call a commercial plumber. 

Outdated Fixtures

You might not think much about the plumbing fixtures in your commercial building, but you should. You see, outdated fixtures can be costing you a lot of money. That's because outdated fixtures waste water, which results in increased water bills. Commercial plumbing services can replace all the outdated fixtures in your building. Some fixtures to replace include faucets, toilets, and urinals. 

Clogged Plumbing Risers

If you have a multi-story commercial building, it's time to take a closer look at the risers. Not sure what the risers are? They're the plumbing pipes that move potable water from one floor of the building to the next. Over time, the risers can get clogged with sediment and debris. When that happens, water pressure will be compromised throughout the building, especially to the upper floors. If the risers in your building haven't been replaced in a while, or they're the original equipment, it's time to talk to a commercial plumber. 

Inefficient Hot Water System

If you have a large commercial building, your current water heating system might not be suitable. But, a lack of hot water can lead to poor employee hygiene. Unfortunately, poor hygiene can lead to increased sick time and germ spread. If your building consistently runs out of hot water, it's time to replace your hot water system. An updated hot water system will provide you with all the hot water you need for your commercial building. 

Insufficient Restroom Facilities

If your business provides services to customers on a daily basis, it's important for you to also provide adequate restroom facilities. If you don't have enough restrooms, or you don't have any restrooms that are set aside for customer use, you need to talk to a commercial plumber. Adding at least one new restroom will help improve customer satisfaction and comfort. 

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