Commercial plumbing problems are not things that anyone really wants to deal with. They’re often expensive, gross, and disruptive to the daily operations of the business in which they occur. You know as well as we do, though, that ignoring a plumbing problem only gives it the time it needs to get even worse. If you suspect that your commercial plumbing system is dealing with some sort of plumbing problem, you should call for repairs as soon as possible. The faster you have the issues dealt with, the better off your commercial plumbing system will be. Below are some common signs that your plumbing system is dealing with a problem that requires repairs.
Falling Water Pressure
It’s never a good sign to have your water pressure drop. It could happen for a number of different reasons, all of which are going to need professional services to be fixed. You might have a large leak diverting water out of your plumbing system, or a blockage preventing the water from flowing as smoothly through the pipes as it should. You’re going to need to contact a plumber to find out which one it is, though.
Visible Lime Scale
Somewhat related to the first problem, limescale is a kind of mineral deposit that shows up in areas that have been exposed to hard water for a long period of time. While the mineral deposits are not dangerous to your health, they are potentially quite dangerous to the health of the plumbing system. The longer the limescale builds up in the system, the more it will restrict the flow of water. This will prevent the plumbing from operating as efficiently as it should. If the limescale isn’t removed in time, it will harden and become nearly impossible to remove without replacing the affected pipe sections. If you notice a white, chalky film in the sinks and other areas of the building that are frequently subjected to water from the plumbing system, you probably have limescale in your pipes. You should consult with a professional about installing a water softener.
Unusually High Water Bills
You should keep an eye on your monthly water bills, and make sure that you call a plumber if you notice them start to rise higher than you think is accurate for how much water your building is using. Unusual spikes in the cost of water bills are often a sign that there is a leak somewhere in the system. You may not notice the water leaving the system, but you still have to pay for it. Once the leak is fixed, your water bills should return to normal.
These are just a few of the symptoms that might indicate a problem with your commercial plumbing. If you are suspicious that your plumbing system has a leak in it, even if you’re not sure, contact a professional just to make sure.