Owning commercial properties comes with certain risks. Some of those risks include possible gas leaks, faulty valves that lead to incorrect water temperatures and even flooded drains and pipes. Not only is this a huge inconvenience to the daily running of your business, but it can also lead to litigation when an employee or customer is injured as a result. You need a plan of action.
Fortunately, preventative plumbing maintenance performed by a qualified commercial plumber will go a long way towards ensuring the safety of everyone entering your premises. This can include maintenance of your thermostatic mixing valve, gas systems, drains and pipes as well as the water filtration systems.
How can Preventative Plumbing Maintenance Keep You and Your Employees Safe?
As any reputable commercial plumber Williamstown has to offer will tell you, preventing a catastrophe is a lot cheaper than fixing it. Having regular audits on all the commercial plumbing related equipment will identify any potential problems before they become too much of a challenge. Identifying simple things like cracks in pipes or worn valves can prevent injury or loss of business.
Necessary Commercial Plumbing Devices
Commercial plumbing is very different from residential plumbing. In commercial buildings, there are several plumbing devices that need to be in place to ensure safety as well as compliance. Commercial plumbers will also have the expertise to suggest more cost-effective plumbing solutions for the scale of your commercial business, such as:
- Thermostatic valves to regulate the water temperature
- Commercial geysers because the usage in a commercial building is greater than in a residential environment.
- Sprinkler systems for use in the event of a fire.
- Sewer and water lines that are made from the correct materials to withstand the rigours of commercial use.
- Water filtration systems suited to commercial standards.
- Air conditioning and heating units.
- Low flush toilets to save water.
Commercial Plumbing Tests and Services that Need to be Done
Many people don’t realise that plumbing is not only an emergency function. Regular maintenance along with plumbing audits to your commercial properties will prevent disasters in the long run. Some of the services offered by the specialists at Banjo Nominees include the following:
Guttering and Roofing
No one wants to have a costly water damage bill as a result of a blocked or leaking roof or gutter pipes. Regular maintenance programs for gutter and roof cleaning are also available from the professionals at Banjo Nominees.
Drain and Sewerage—Blocks, Leaks, Corrosion or Damage
Often, commercial property owners only give thought to their drains when water is streaming across the store floor! By this time, it’s too late for maintenance and repairs will be extensive. You can avoid this by having a regular maintenance program where a commercial plumber checks for blockages and potential cracks that may lead to flooding.
Commercial property owners to be up to date with Australian legislation regarding public hygiene and prevention of contaminated water. For this, testing and maintaining all your building’s backflow needs is required. We can assist with a backflow prevention device inspection and maintenance report
Water Filters and Pressure
Contaminated water can be a major health risk and one of the last things your reputation needs. It could easily result in severely sick employees or customers. Keep your filtration in perfect working condition so your employees and customers always have access to clean and healthy drinking water.
Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV)
In addition to regular maintenance of your water filters, another key issue concerning the water in your property is the thermostatic mixing valves. TMVs as they’re sometimes referred to, are the valves that are essential for water temperature safety. Maintaining the TMVs will ensure the water coming out of the taps is regulated to the correct temperature. No risk of scalding!
General Site Maintenance and Audits
Commercial building plumbing is used throughout the day by everyone on site. It’s very easy for any one of these systems to become blocked, damaged, or flooded. Some of these problems might have been avoided had they been detected in time.
General site audits will reveal potential gas leaks, cracks in pipes, or worn valves. These can then be replaced before a major, and costly, mishap occurs. Site audits will also reveal any old or outdated materials or systems. You can get a recommendation to rectify it or upgrade to the correct equipment.