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Hydro-Jetting Can Be Dangerous: Here Are the Protections We Use

February 18th, 2019

hydro-jetting-sewer-cleaningOne of the most important services we provide for our commercial clients is drain and sewer cleaning. We recommend clients schedule this as routine service. We can certainly come to the rescue when a facility is endangered because of clogged drains or a sewer line causing sewage backup—it’s why we have 24-hour emergency service available for commercial drain services in Falls Church, VA. But these cleaning jobs done as regular maintenance can head off numerous problems and potential closures due to code violations.

Our main tool for handling commercial drain/sewer cleaning is the hydro-jetter. This device blasts water at extremely high pressure through a hose inserted into the drain and sewer pipes. The force scours the pipes clean. This is a job that only licensed professionals can handle for a range of reasons—one of which is safety. High-pressure water is dangerous: it only takes water at 100 psi to break human skin, and we often use water at pressures of 2,000 psi. Technicians must take special precautions to avoid serious injuries.

Here are the protections (personal protection equipment, PPE) we use to keep our team members safe when providing hydro-jetting:

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Why Proper Air Balancing Can Be Critical for Businesses

February 4th, 2019

commercial-rooftop-fansOne of the vital services we offer to our many commercial customers is proper air balancing for their HVAC systems. This is a part of climate control and ventilation in a building that often gets ignored. Our technicians frequently find that the source of troubles like high and low humidity, cold and hot spots, and stuffy air stem from bad air balance and negative air pressure in a building. Thanks to air balancing services, we can remedy this.

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Why Scheduling Regular Septic Tank Pumping Is Essential

January 21st, 2019

grease-trapNot all commercial and industrial facilities have a connection to the municipal sewer system. Instead, they must rely on an on-site septic tank system to handle waste removal. Since the waste in the septic tanks has nowhere else to go (except to leak out of the tank—you never want that!), the tanks must have regular pumping from experts in commercial plumbing in Baltimore, MD. This isn’t a job you want to have done by amateurs or attempt to do by purchasing the equipment yourself. Because of concerns about health and water contamination, only licensed professionals are permitted to handle this job.

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Commercial Plumbing Inspections and Drain Cleanings

January 7th, 2019

hydro-jetting-cleaning-pipe-diagramWe encourage all our customers to be proactive to prevent major plumbing problems in their commercial facilities. We understand that thinking about the plumbing in your building isn’t always a priority, but when you encounter an issue such as fully clogged drains, you’ll have to call emergency services right away to deal with it.

It isn’t difficult to prevent clogging in the drains and sewer lines for your company. All you have to do is arrange for a commercial plumbing inspection to locate where you may need service.

One of the services we often provide for our customers to help them keep away serious plumbing problems is drain cleaning.

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Water Loss Management: How We Can Help

December 24th, 2018

pipe-copper-leakingWater loss management, or water loss control, is finding ways to prevent massive amounts of water waste through destructive leaks. For homes, this is as simple as calling for a plumber to seal leaks, or to handle basic leak detection to spot locations where water is escaping from pipes. When it comes to commercial plumbing, water loss management is complex and requires professionals using a variety of advanced tools.

The loss of water from a commercial building can be tremendous and put a massive dent in a company’s budget. A skilled and experienced commercial plumber in Washington, DC can help identify aging pipes needing replacement and other areas where expensive water loss in a building can be remedied.

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Commercial HVAC Maintenance: Why It’s Important

December 10th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookResidential heating and air conditioning contractors always stress with their customers the importance of arranging for a visit from a technician to inspect and tune-up their AC and heater during the year. The tune-ups occur for the AC in spring and the heater in fall. But what goes for residential goes doubly important for commercial buildings, and the frequency of maintenance may be more as well.

Handling maintenance is one of the essential services we offer to our commercial clients. We have almost 70 years of history and we’ve seen first hand the benefits, as well as the necessities, of commercial HVAC maintenance. Here’s why you can’t afford to skip routine inspections and tune-ups for the equipment handling environmental controls in your commercial building.

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Causes of Sewer Odors in Your Commercial Building

November 26th, 2018

broken-sewer-pipeThe hygiene of a commercial facility is essential for its operation. When sewer odors appear in your facility, it can indicate serious problems. But even smaller issues must be resolved quickly, and it requires professional commercial plumbers to track down the source of the problem so it can be remedy promptly and correctly.

There are several potential causes for the odor of sewage to enter a commercial building. Below we’ve listed a few of the most common.

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Be Careful of These Commercial Plumbing Problems This Fall

November 12th, 2018

pipe-corrosionCommercial plumbing systems can run into all of the same problems as residential plumbing during the fall—but on a much bigger and more urgent scale. As we continue into the fall and head toward winter, be ready to move fast with commercial plumbing repairs as soon as you detect anything wrong. You can reach us 24/7 for the help you need.

Below we’ve listed a few of the commercial plumbing troubles you might see in the coming months.

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Keep Your Commercial Heating System Healthy This Season

October 29th, 2018

BurnersCommercial heating systems are placed under a lot of strain during the heating season. The bigger the building, the harder the system has to work to heat it. Of course, it’s hard for customers and employees to focus when they can’t feel their fingers because of the cold, so going without isn’t really an option. Before you start to rely on your commercial heating system on a regular basis this winter, you should take certain steps to make sure that it’s as healthy as possible.

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Do I Need a New Commercial HVAC System?

October 15th, 2018

commercial-HVACCommercial HVAC systems are built to last quite a while, especially with proper care and maintenance. Of course, you know that no amount of maintenance is going to get your system to last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your current HVAC system with a new one. When exactly should you do that? Well, the best way to know for certain is to schedule an appointment with a technician and have them evaluate your system. Before you reach that step, though, keep an eye out for the following signs that your commercial HVAC system could probably use replacing.

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