3 Common Plumbing Issues We See In Commercial Buildings

3 Common Plumbing Issues We See In Commercial Buildings

Plumbing systems can be complicated, and maintaining them is even harder. When it comes to fixing complex plumbing problems, our team at Mechanical Systems Company is here to help you out in any way we can. We offer Guaranteed Maintenance Programs aimed at helping us tailor our expertise to your company’s specific needs. Keep reading to find out 3 of the most common plumbing issues we see in commercial buildings.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets can seem small in the moment; however, they often get pushed aside and forgotten about until they become a larger issue later on. Our advice? Always get the dripping faucets checked out as soon as you can. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that a single leaking faucet can cost you an extra 3,000 gallons of water a year. Now, multiply that number by how many dripping faucets you have in your building plus all the money you’re spending unknowingly, and your company has now lost much more—in both money and gallons of water—in the long run. The money you unknowingly spent in dripping faucets could’ve gone to improve your building’s maintenance, productivity, or efficiency in other areas. 

Clogged Toilets or Pipes

Toilets get clogged for a variety of reasons. And having a lot of employees in one building, coupled with some individuals unknowingly flushing harmful materials down the pipes, only gives your building an even higher chance of clogged pipes. While plungers are a great tool to keep on hand, certain blockage requires professional plumbers with specific equipment to help out. 

The good news is that we offer emergency service and repairs through our Guaranteed Maintenance Programs, so you never have to go without a solution for long! Also, as a reminder, things that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet include feminine hygiene products, wipes, napkins, or anything that isn’t waste or toilet paper.

Silent Leaks

An undetected leak can be upsetting since they aren’t easily heard and are therefore only repaired after causing a significant amount of damage. In fact, the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado, explains that “​​An undetected toilet leak could waste as much as 5 gallons of water per minute.”

A good way to detect a silent leak is to regularly check on your toilets. If you have a silent leak, you will generally see flowing water into the bowl or even a loose flushing handle. Thankfully, we provide Preventative Maintenance through our Guaranteed Maintenance Programs that help us to detect issues like this before they happen. Our proactive approach, not reactive, helps us set you and your company’s building up for success.  

Learn more about how Mechanical Systems Company can assist your building’s plumbing needs!