5 Ways to Make Your Office’s Plumbing More Efficient

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Business owners have enough on their plate without having to worry about their office restrooms. Inefficient plumbing could cost many business owners precious time and money. Your plumbing could be plagued by several issues from slow draining drains, clogged pipes, leaks, lack of hot water, and low water pressure. These symptoms point to faults in design, or damaged and aging plumbing. Luckily, there are five easy ways you can make your plumbing better, so you can get back to business with peace of mind.

Regular Maintenance

The easiest solution to a problem will always be avoiding the problem altogether. Regular maintenance can help prevent buildup and clogs, catch leaks before they become floods, and keep your plumbing working efficiently. Having on-call plumbers for emergencies is important, however, even more key, is to schedule that plumber for quarterly or bi-annual routine preventative maintenance. You can save thousands in costly repairs.

It’s important to remember maintenance also involves your employees’ cooperation. Nothing should be flushed down the toilet except toilet paper and the obvious. Your staff should feel comfortable telling you when something is wrong. Fear of reprisal will cause problems to get worse, and become far costlier. Everyone relies on the office restroom and kitchen. Together, you and your staff can keep them operating efficiently.

Pipe Cleaning

Your pipes will always be vulnerable to a variety of issues. These issues include corrosion, buildup and clogs, and root intrusion. These issues can plague even the best-designed systems, but you can take their protection a step further. Routine preventative maintenance, by well trained professional plumbers, with advanced snaking equipment, can break up and pull out the toughest of blockages.

Yet what happens when the snake fails to clear the line? High-pressure flushes will do the trick without any issue. The high-pressure flushing will blast out clogs and clear debris, leaving your pipes like new. If you’re moving into a new office space, consider this service as your ideal starting point. A fresh start with clean and clog-free pipes will ease worries, prevent problems, and leave you to grow your business.

Updating Fixtures

Every business must change and evolve with the times, and new technologies are developed every day. Updating an office restroom, while daunting, can bring many benefits in the long term. The best start? Low flush toilets, motion activated sinks, and refurbishment of restroom plumbing can lead to tremendous savings on your monthly utilities. Yet, if you’re just starting out, and the expense isn’t in the budget, you have some other options. Just switching out gaskets and O-rings in existing fixtures can refresh your plumbing for years to come. Keeping your utility costs down will offset the expense in the long run.

Improve Insulation

Insulating your plumbing isn’t just a winter only project. Many businesses use hot water daily, from cooking to cleaning. Insulation around hot-water pipes reduces the heat loss that occurs as water runs from the water heater to the faucet. Insulation keeps the water sitting in the pipes warmer, thus the tap water gets hot more quickly, leaving less water used and potentially lower water bills.  Call a plumber today to wrap the pipes in your commercial restroom.

Re-Piping

If your plumbing has deteriorated beyond repair either through normal wear and tear, faulty installation, or an act of nature, re-piping is the only answer. There are many companies that offer this service, but it’s best to look for a company that offers efficient, quality work with minimal interruptions to your workday. Although re-piping is costly, it does mean you’re starting with a new, problem-free, and up-to-code plumbing system.  This can mean your office restroom (and kitchen) is hassle-free and could boost resale value if you decide to move.

Remember, plumbing problems happen to everyone, even the most well-maintained systems. If you notice clogs, slow-moving drains, leaks, and low water pressure in your commercial restroom, call The Waterworks. Our staff of highly trained professionals will work with you to repair and maintain your plumbing and get your business back to operational efficiency.