With all the other demands on your time and attention as a building manager, you probably don’t want to spend any effort looking around for plumbing issues. We understand that, of course. Unfortunately, though, plumbing problems tend to crop up regardless. The faster you can recognize that your commercial property is having plumbing issues, and get them repaired, the more damage you can prevent and the better off your system will be. The first step to diagnosing a problem with your commercial plumbing system is scheduling a pipe inspection appointment. Read on to find out when that might be a good idea.
Steadily Rising Monthly Water Bills
It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your monthly water costs from month to month. If your monthly water bills start to go up, without a corresponding increase in the amount of water that the property uses on a monthly basis, it’s a pretty good sign that you have a leak somewhere in the system. Water is still leaving the plumbing system, which is registering on the water meter, and is reflected in the bill. Have a plumber inspect your system if you notice this happening.
Dropping Water Pressure
There are typically two possible reasons why the water pressure on your property might be dropping: leaks and blockages. Neither of those issues are good news for your plumbing system. If you are experiencing a loss in water pressure, whether localized or across the entire property, it’s a good idea to call for inspection services to see what’s going on.
The most common kind of water discoloration is a dark, reddish-brown color. This is typically caused by the water flow picking up rust flakes off the inside of one or more of the pipes on its way to the faucet. There are plenty of other odd water colors that could indicate a problem, though, including blue, green, and yellow. If you are noticing persistent water discoloration in one or more areas of your property, don’t ignore it. Have a professional inspect the pipes to make sure everything is okay.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that you have a plumbing problem. Water damage can often go unnoticed for long periods of time, depending on its location and how quickly it spreads. Pinhole leaks, in particular, are especially good at causing water damage slowly without causing any other warning symptoms. If you can see the water damage on a wall, floor, or ceiling, it’s likely much more widespread than is visible. You’ll need to have a professional check out both the plumbing, and the area around the leak to determine the best way to deal with the issue. Move fast, though. Water damage is no joke, and can rot out an area of truly impressive size if left unchecked.
Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling offers plumbing and pipe inspection services in Baltimore, MD. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that your commercial plumbing system stays in good shape.