Commercial buildings have plumbing systems that are larger and more complicated than those inside residential spaces. Because of this, they are more susceptible to issues – but don’t worry. There’s nothing that Above and Beyond Plumbing and Heating can’t handle when it comes to commercial plumbing services in New Jersey.
Common Problems and How to Avoid Them
In this article, we’ll go over a few common commercial plumbing problems and how you can avoid them.
- Clogged Drains
Kitchen drains are often the biggest culprit in commercial buildings for clogs. To prevent irritating clogs from happening, avoid dumping substances like grease, fats, and starches down the drain, these materials (like pasta, rice, and potatoes) can expand and cause grief. You should also avoid dumping stringy items like celery and corn husks down the drain, along with coffee grounds.
- Water Temperature Issues
Your water heater could be the root of the problem if you’ve noticed water not getting hot enough, or not getting hot when it should. The issue could stem from a leak, or your water heater may need an adjustment. To prevent issues like this, get your water heater regularly maintained.
- Sewer Odors
There are U-shaped pipes below your plumbing fixtures that travel from the drain to the sewer. They are U-shaped in order to keep odors at bay. As long as you have water running through these pipes, you won’t notice any odor. If you do notice odor, the pipes may have dried out. To prevent unwanted scent, run water through your sinks regularly.
- Clogged Toilets
Toilets can be clogged easily in the same way drains can be. To prevent clogs, throw away items like feminine products, flushable wipes, floss, bandages, medications, kitty litter, and hair instead of flushing them. Many clogs can be taken care of with a plunger, but severe clogs may need professional plumbing services.
- Fixture Leaks
Fixture leaks can be caused by worn/damaged seals, washers, or O-rings. This isn’t exactly preventable, but it can be fixed. If you notice a leak, give Above and Beyond Plumbing and Heating a call, as it’s a quick and easy fix that can keep you from wasting water.
Preventing Commercial Plumbing Problems
Most commercial plumbing problems can be solved by a watchful eye and regular maintenance. If you notice an issue that cannot be prevented or that needs professional attention, don’t hesitate to call Above and Beyond Plumbing and Heating. We offer the best commercial plumbing services in New Jersey!