Owning a business can be challenging, and plumbing is often not considered on the list of things that must be done to keep a business running. It’s important to pay attention to the plumbing systems in your business so that you can avoid costly repairs and the cost of lost business. Commercial plumbing systems typically go through more wear and tear than residential plumbing systems because they get used more often. Many plumbing issues can be taken care of easily and quickly, as long as you keep up with regular plumbing maintenance.

Our expert plumbers at Jack Ward & Sons are available 24/7 to help you with any plumbing issues at an affordable price. Below are some of the top commercial plumbing issues that businesses experience and the best ways to take care of them.

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Common Commercial Plumbing Issues and How to Fix Them

Clogged Drains and Toilets

Clogged drains and toilets are a particularly common issue with both commercial and residential plumbing. However, commercial plumbing is more prone to clogging due to more usage and improper care. Commercial kitchens often have a lot of food and grease going down the drains and unfortunately, customers and other visitors to your business don’t always take care of public restrooms the same way that they care for their restroom at home. As a result, people may flush things such as paper towels and feminine hygiene products, leading to clogging. Your drain can also become clogged by debris getting caught in your drain, causing a slower release of water. It’s important to have minor clogging looked at right away before it gets worse, or look into preventative maintenance. Another helpful way you can avoid clogging is to make sure staff and customers are aware of what can’t go down the drains or toilets by hanging signs in the restrooms or kitchens. 

Water Temperature Problems

Having the water heater in your business regularly inspected is extremely important. Hot water is necessary to running a business and is required to adhere to health board regulations and licensing requirements in medical and restaurant facilities. Demand for hot water in businesses is often high, which can lead to failures. Ensuring that your water heater is not only providing hot water for your business but also providing water that is hot enough to fit regulations is essential. To avoid issues with your water heater, make sure that you are cleaning it often and that it is well insulated. If problems with your water heater start or continue, Jack Ward & Sons is available to repair or replace your heater if necessary. 

Silent Leaks

Silent leaks at your business can be hard to detect as they are often hidden inside walls. It’s important to look at your water bill carefully each month, looking for unusual price increases. If you notice a price increase on your business’ water bill, feel free to contact us. Our plumbers are always available to inspect for a potential leak and stop it before it can cause any major damage. Silent leaks can be dangerous if not taken care of, causing toxic mold and structural damage. Commercial toilets can also be prone to silent leaks, often caused by a crack in the toilet’s water-tight seal. If you notice excess water leaking from your toilet bowl or toilet, call Jack Ward, and our expert plumbers will inspect it right away.

Sewer Odor

While sewer odor is annoying, the good news is that it’s one of the easiest plumbing issues to spot. If you start to smell sewer odor coming from the plumbing in your establishment, you want to have it taken care of right away. Not only will it play a hand in driving customers away, but it can also be very unhealthy for your customers and staff. Luckily, it shouldn’t take long for this problem to be noticed and it can often be fixed with a drain cleaning to clear out any blockage or backups. 

Contact Jack Ward & Sons to Assist You with Any Commercial Plumbing Issues

Your local plumbers at Jack Ward & Sons are equipped to find and fix any plumbing problem quickly. We even offer 24/7 emergency services so you are never left to deal with a plumbing problem alone. Contact us today to have your commercial plumbing serviced.