Water issues of various kinds are very common throughout the country. When proper measures are put in place, they’re not that big of a deal. If they’re ignored, though, they can cause all kinds of issues for the plumbing system and the property at large. If you operate a commercial building, you need to be watching for signs that you need commercial water filtration. Otherwise, you might end up paying significant repair costs for your plumbing system down the road.
Falling Water Pressure
One major sign that something isn’t right with your plumbing system is falling water pressure. This could be due to either a leak or blockage. You’ll need a professional to examine the pipes to find out for certain. If it’s a leak, you’ll probably notice water damage or rising monthly bills along with the drop in water pressure. If it’s a blockage, it’s likely due to a buildup of limescale in the pipes. Speaking of which…
Visible Lime Scale
Limescale is one of the most common, and damaging, issues that can afflict plumbing systems throughout the country. It’s the result of long-term exposure to hard water, which is just water with higher-than-normal amounts of magnesium and calcium particles in it. Limescale is such a problem because it builds slowly over time, as more and more particles stick to the walls of the pipes and create mineral deposits. You may not even know that you have a hard water issue in your building until you have to repipe a large part of it due to limescale buildup. However, there is a way you can tell that you need to implement water filtration before it’s too late.
Limescale will also be visible in sinks, showers, and any other area that is regularly exposed to water from the plumbing system. It looks like a kind of white chalk caked onto the surface. If you see that, you almost certainly have a hard water problem. Make sure that you talk to a professional about installing a water softener before the limescale hardens and becomes impossible to remove without damaging the pipe.
Odd Tastes or Colors
This one may seem kind of obvious, but we’re going to mention it anyway because a lot of people underestimate the kinds of contaminants that can make it into plumbing systems. With certain municipalities making the news for multiple years with their poor water quality, it should be apparent that this is not something to be taken lightly. Water that tastes odd, or is discolored in some fashion, indicates that something is wrong with the water supply. It may not be an actual health threat, or it may be a serious issue that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. The only way to tell for certain is to have a professional test the water for you. Make sure you have that done as soon as possible and implement any changes they recommend.
EMI Mechanical provides a full range of water filtration services for commercial building in Jackson, MS. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.