6th February 2013
Whether you own a restaurant, a manufacturing plant, a retail store or an office-based business, if you own your own building, caring for your plumbing system is of the utmost importance. Without proper care, plumbing fixtures can become broken, pipes can become clogged and disasters like sink and toilet backups can strike unexpectedly.
Even if you choose an affordable emergency plumbing service like Sydney Emergency Plumbing, a plumbing problem brings with it repair costs that can eat away at your profits and affect your bottom line. Fortunately, caring for the plumbing in your business is simple if you follow some easy tips.
- Keep things clean. Ensure that the sinks and toilets in your business are kept clean. Allowing grime to build up in toilet bowls and sink basins is not only unsanitary, but it can also lead to clogs in the pipes. If you don't employ a professional cleaning service, assign an employee to clean the sinks and toilets on a regular basis and ensure that these fixtures are inspected on a daily basis for cleanliness. Maintain logs to verify that the work is completed as you instruct. Keep your employees stocked with the right supplies to clean with, as using cleaning products designed for other applications in sinks and toilets can leave behind residues in the pipes.
- Dispose of waste appropriately. Never use your drains as garbage cans for liquid waste. Paints, solvents and other chemicals can cause damage to the pipes and create a build-up of chemicals that can eventually give rise to clogs. Provide liquid waste receptacles for your employees near utility sinks to reduce the likelihood that chemicals will end up down the drain. Provide regular training on the importance of proper liquid disposal. Stress the environmental impact of introducing toxins to the water supply and the potential problems that can occur if paints and other chemicals are poured down the drain.
- Properly maintain your grease traps if you have a food service business. You can check out our blog post on the subject for an in-depth look at grease trap maintenance.
- Address problems early. If employees report that a toilet's flush has become weaker, a drain is emptying slowly or strange noises or foul odours are coming from the sinks, have the problem looked at by a professional plumbing company quickly. Although you may be tempted to put off the cost of an inspection and repairs until the end of the month or the end of the quarter, doing so could lead to an even bigger and more expensive problem.
- Have your plumbing inspected once per year by a qualified plumbing company. Preventative visits are inexpensive and can help you identify problems before they arise. In addition, a trained plumber may find ways that you can save water by replacing or updating fixtures in your facilities.
Sydney Emergency Plumbing offers repair services, grease trap maintenance services, plumbing inspection services and 24-hour emergency plumbing services. We will be glad to assist you with all of the plumbing needs of your business. Contact us to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.