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Hundreds and thousands of people visit commercial facilities, such as retail outlets, banks, malls and restaurants every day. And one of the most unpleasant experiences at such facilities revolve around inadequate restrooms. It is not uncommon to notice clogged up toilets and sinks or low pressure of water in the faucets.

While some of these conditions are unhygienic, they can also have a damaging effect on the reputation of the business. According to research, 30% of the people who have an unpleasant toilet experience at a commercial facility claim that they would not return to that facility. Since inadequate plumbing can have a negative effect on your commercial goodwill, it is extremely important to understand a few commercial plumbing problems and how to get rid of them. This will save customer inconvenience and add to your commercial goodwill.

Clogged Drains/Toilets

Clogged drains and toilets is one of the most common plumbing problem of any commercial facility. Since it is used by hundreds of people every day, identifying the culprit is almost impossible. But every commercial facility can take care of this problem by relying on one of the following ways to clear up the clog. Definitely in a commercial setting, no one person can solve the problem of clogged drains/toilets so contacting a professional plumber is almost always inevitable.

How to Clear Pipe Blockage

Snaking/Augering

This is one of the most commonly used methods of unclogging a plumbing fixture. A long, flexible cable in inserted in the pipe to dislodge the obstruction which is blocking the flow of water.

Jetting

This is one of the most effective solutions for permanently unclogging the drains and pipes. A professional service provider will use high pressure water to unclog the drains.

Excavating

Often used as a last resort, this plumbing measure to unclog the drains involves removing the obstruction by physically digging down into the plumbing system. Due to the destruction caused to the facility by the use of this method, excavating is often discouraged.

How to Avoid Plumbing Clogs Through Preventative Maintenance

In case of plumbing problems, it is often better to have a proactive approach. Since hundreds of customers are using the drains and flushing objects down the toilet, there is a high risk of clog. So scheduling an appointment with a professional plumber before your drains clog is one of the best ways to prevent clogged drains/toilets. All you need to do is to schedule an appointment with a reliable plumbing company. They have the experience and expertise to resolve the plumbing issue even before your drains are clogged.

It is a general perception that regular maintenance is an expensive affair but if you look at it in the long run, it might seem like an investment which is much cheaper compared to the cost of repair which one has to pay in case of a plumbing problem.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure in commercial facilities can lead to problems like difficulty in washing hands and flushing the toilets. This again is one of the major contributing factors which can lead to an unpleasant restroom experience.

The common water pressure in a commercial facility ranges between 40 PSI to 80 PSI but numerous factors can result in low water pressure. Some of the common causes of low water pressure may include:

  • Inappropriate pressure setting
  • Clogs pipes
  • Corroded pipes
  • Possible leaks in the pipes
  • Issues with the municipal water supply

How to Maintain Water Pressure

In most cases, issues related to water pressure at a commercial facility cannot be resolved by the facility manager. It is therefore inevitable to contact a professional plumber.

Water Pressure Test

One of the essential pre requisite before a plumber can solve the water pressure issue in you commercial facility is to perform a water pressure test. Once the exact pressure is determined, your plumber can take measures to identify the cause of low water pressure.

Identify the Cause of Low Water Pressure

Some of the potential causes of low water pressure are highlighted above, but there can be many more. Once the cause is identified, your plumber may recommend repair or replacement depending upon the cause. In case of leaking pipes, a repair would suffice but a corroded pipe may need replacement. Also, it is possible that your facility may require boost pumps to increase water pressure.

How to Maintain Water Pressure Through Preventative Maintenance

While many facility managers do not turn to professional plumbers unless there is a plumbing issue, it is always a good idea to be proactive. A possible way of doing this could be schedule a bi-annual maintenance with a reputed plumbing company.

Conclusion

One of the essentials of a successful business is to keep the customers satisfied and happy. Because only a satisfied customer is likely to return to your commercial facility. Although there are many other ways to provide customer satisfaction, providing a pleasant restroom experience is definitely something you cannot ignore. By ensuring clean and clog free restrooms, you can surely add to your customer experience.

If you are not sure how to maintain the restrooms in your commercial facility, don’t hesitate to contact Mesa Plumbing Company. Whether you have clogged drains or toilets or the water pressure is low, our trained and dedicated staff will solve all your plumbing problems in no time. We aim at not only providing cost effective solutions to your business but also add value to your commercial facility by ensuring that your customers have a clean and pleasant restroom experience. To know more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call now at 480-832-1660 or visit our website.

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