Commercial plumbing issues have the potential to cripple your entire business, depending on where they occur and their level of severity. Regardless of how dangerous an individual plumbing problem is, though, you should try to avoid letting it develop before having it repaired. The faster you can have the issue repaired, the better off your entire system will be. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some signs that you should call for commercial plumbing repair services as soon as you can.
Falling Water Pressure
Dropping water pressure is not a good sign, no matter where it happens in your plumbing system. If you have noticeably dropping water pressure anywhere in your commercial plumbing, it could mean you’re dealing with a leak or a blockage. It could also mean you have limescale building up in the system, restricting the flow of water throughout the entire pipe network. If you know that hard water is an issue in your area, we highly recommend that you talk to a professional about addressing it before things get that far.
If you have clogs or backups occurring on a regular basis in your drain and sewer system, it might mean that you have a more serious issue located further in. That kind of issue can be due to bellying, where moving soil causes part of the sewer line to warp and interfere with the flow. It can also be due to limescale, or other kinds of waste buildup in the pipes. You’ll need a technician to examine the problem for you to tell for certain, but we recommend that you do it sooner rather than later.
Unusually High Water Bills
You should always be keeping an eye on your monthly water bills, and call for repairs if you notice them rising faster than you think they should be. High water bills can be the result of leaks in the system, which can waste a surprising amount of water without you even realizing it until you see the effect on your bills. Better to have a technician check out the system for you, just to make sure that it’s not the cause of any unexplained spikes in water costs.
Signs of Water Damage
Finding water damaged areas around your property? Call a plumber as soon as you can to take a look at it. There are plenty of plumbing issues, like pinhole leaks, that can spend months rotting out the surrounding area without ever being noticed until they manage to do quite a bit of damage. Make sure that you have the area checked out as soon as possible, so that the root cause of the damage can be found and fixed before it gets any worse.