Commercial Plumbing Myths

Learning What You Need To Know About Commercial Plumbing

While commercial plumbing is similar to residential plumbing in that it all involves pipes and fixtures, there are a lot of differences too. Commercial plumbing often has a lot more fixtures within buildings that have a lot more floors. There are myths about commercial plumbing that you should be aware of so, as a building manager, you don’t fall into any pitfalls. Here are a few to watch out for.

Myth 1: Any Plumber Can Take Care Of Any Plumbing

In theory, plumbers are trained in plumbing skills, but just as is true in many different industries, there are specialties. Plumbers specialize in certain things and if they don’t take on commercial plumbing on a regular basis, they aren’t qualified to do so. You want to work with a plumber who knows commercial buildings and the issues plumbing in those buildings can have. IT’s the only way to guarantee the outcome.

Myth 2: Building Maintenance Can Take Care Of Plumbing

The building maintenance people make a world of difference in any commercial building. And they can certainly help when it comes to pinpointing the fact that there’s a plumbing problem early on. However, they shouldn’t be utilized to repair the plumbing system. They should know the various signs that there are issues and then they should contact a commercial plumber to get things taken care of correctly.

Myth 3: Slow Leaks Aren’t A Big Deal

If you have one or more sink that has a dripping leak in it, it can cause issues that are much bigger than you would think. First of all, the water really adds up and ends up tacked onto your water bill. Second of all, you’re wasting water, which is never cool. Third, you could be causing wear and tear on the faucet and plumbing fixtures because of whatever caused the leak in the first place. In commercial buildings, leaks are a big deal and can showcase larger issues behind the scenes. Get them looked over sooner rather than later.

Myth 4: Utilize Toilet Tabs For Freshness

No one likes toilets that aren’t fresh and in some commercial buildings, the cleaning crew might drop toilet tabs with bleach in them to attempt to keep things on the up and up. However, a high concentration of bleach can destroy the inner workings of a toilet and do a number on the plumbing system. Have the cleaning crew use bleach in the toilet cleaner, but don’t let it sit for more than a few minutes.

Contact Commercial Plumbing Experts

If you want to know more about the inner workings of your building’s commercial plumbing, including more myths you really should know about, contact Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. You can also call when the building crew notices a leak or when the system needs an inspection. The plumbing is an important part of any commercial building and with the right care and maintenance, it can keep up its end of the bargain.