Commercial plumbing systems take a lot of work to keep up and running. Hopefully, you’ve been scheduling preventive maintenance on a regular basis to help keep your property’s plumbing system in good condition. If you haven’t, well, you should start this year! Even with preventive maintenance, though, there is a practically 100% chance that eventually you will have to deal with some kind of plumbing issue.
What matters then is how quickly you are able to identify that your commercial plumbing system is having problems, so that you can have them repaired before they get any worse. Have a look at some of the common signs that your commercial plumbing system is in trouble, and the problems they indicate.
Falling Water Pressure
Dropping water pressure is not a good sign, regardless of the kind of plumbing system you’re talking about. This could indicate two different issues: either there is a growing leak somewhere in the plumbing, or there’s a blockage restricting water flow. Either way, it’s not something that you want to leave alone. Call a professional to examine the issue as quickly as you can. You should also keep in mind that how widespread the drop in pressure is can indicate where the issue is located. If the falling pressure is limited to one area of the property, then the issue is likely located in the pipes in that area. If it affects the entire building, then you might have it in a place that’s much more problematic, like your water line.
Rising Water Bills
Always keep an eye on your property’s water bills, as they can serve as an early warning sign of problems located in the plumbing system. If the property doesn’t appear to be consuming any more water than usual, but the monthly bills are steadily rising, it should prompt an inspection of the system for leaks. There might be other factors at play, such as changes in the water company’s pricing structure. If that were the case, though, you should have received advance warning about it long before you started seeing a change in your bills. More often than not, inexplicably high water bills are due to leaks in the system. Have a plumber find and patch them as soon as you can to keep the system in good shape.
Unfortunately, sometimes the first warning sign you get that your commercial plumbing system is acting up is the spreading ring of mold you find on the wall or ceiling. This is often the case with pinhole leaks, which are too small to cause noticeable symptoms in other areas but can still rot out the surrounding area over a period of months if they’re not taken care of in time. If you notice any signs of water damage in your building, make sure that you call for a professional as soon as you can.
Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling provides commercial plumbing repair services in Baltimore, MD. Contact us today for an appointment with one of our professional plumbers.