When your commercial facility is experiencing plumbing difficulties, it’s often far more complex than your pipes at home. It may be a simple fix, but it could also be something that requires extensive repairs, inspection, and the help of a Utah commercial plumber. Since many businesses share a facility with other companies, getting immediate repairs can prevent damage to yours and any surrounding businesses as well. These are some of the most common repairs your commercial plumbing systems might need.

Clogs in Drains and Toilets

If your facility has a toilet or a drain, there is a risk it could get clogged. The first thing to do when you discover a clogged drain or toilet is to shut off the water supply to that fixture to prevent overflow and damage. Kitchen sinks in restaurants are perhaps the most commonly clogged of all commercial plumbing fixtures, and employees should be properly trained to avoid putting items that might make clogs more likely, such as grease or thick skins from food like onions and potatoes. The easiest way to prevent further damage is to call a commercial plumber, who can bring a sewer snake to identify and release the clog.

Leaking Faucets and Fixtures

A water leak in your commercial building—even a small one—could lead to 3,000 or more wasted gallons of water. Not only is that wasteful, but it’s an expense to your business that is impacting your bottom line. Small and insignificant leaks could also be putting a strain on your pipes or providing moisture for mold and mildew growth, so quick repair is often the best way to avoid extensive damage and other issues.

Foul Odors from the Sewer

You don’t want your customers or employees to associate your facility with the foul smell of sewers, but sometimes the pipes allow odors to come from the sewer back up into a commercial bathroom. There are some products you can pour into the u-shaped pipes to help block odor, but be sure to check if they are EPA-approved first by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.

Leaks and Pipe Damage

Perhaps the most common commercial plumbing repair that is needed is fixing pipes that are leaking and causing damage to ceiling tiles. While it can be frustrating to have to replace water-damaged ceiling tiles, it is often an early sign of a problem that might go untreated for months or years—until the pipes burst and cause a severe flood in your office, that is. Early detection and repair is critical to avoid problems later.

When your commercial building needs plumbing repairs and assistance, call a plumber with the right experience to keep your commercial plumbing systems in good repair and working the way it should.