Get the Most From Sinks and Faucets
It’s not easy to maintain sinks and faucets at home, much less in a commercial setting. But in either location, you want to take good care of the fixtures so they will serve everyone who needs them as well as possible. How can you avoid as many issues as you can in the commercial setting? Here are a few tips to help you out:
Tip 1: Train Employees Well
If you have employees that have to work with sinks and faucets in the building, you need to train them well on how to treat those fixtures. Those are the people who are going to help you avoid issues with those sinks. If they know what they can or cannot put down the drain, for example, you’re a lot less likely to end up with clogs and backups. Pass along as much information as you can and post important things near the sinks, when possible.
Tip 2: Clean Often
In a commercial setting, you can’t always control who uses the sinks and faucets and how they treat them. In those cases, make sure the fixtures are cleaned and wiped out regularly to keep as much from going down the drain as possible. The cleaner they are, the less likely they are to have an issue that could have been avoided from more regular cleanings.
Tip 3: Get Maintenance
You don’t know what’s going on in your plumbing pipes until there’s an issue and the last thing you want is a plumbing emergency you have to deal with on top of everything else going on in your life and within your business. When you get regular plumbing maintenance, your sinks and faucets are covered at the same time. If there’s something small going on, it will be caught and fixed before it’s a bigger deal than it should be.
Tip 4: Pay Attention to Leaks
There are small things that could pop up around the sinks and faucets, like little drips and leaks. Don’t ignore those things because they could indicate something deeper going on. Have a plumber check things out, fix the leak, and ensure that nothing larger is looming so you don’t have bigger problems down the road.
Tip 5: Remember Efficiency
Anything that gets overused is going to wear out faster. Instead of using your sinks and faucets to the hilt, make sure to give them a break when they aren’t really needed. You don’t have to run the water continuously for certain jobs and can, instead, give the sink a break to rest.
Getting Help With Sinks and Faucets
Whether you want a plumbing inspection or you have questions or need repairs, the professionals at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are here to help. We work in homes, but we’re also commercial plumbers that can take care of as many fixtures as you have in your business. We want your company to have as few problems as possible and that means taking good care of every sink and faucet within the building.