Every type of building system – electrical, heating, air conditioning, plumbing – requires a degree of regular maintenance. While a problem with a heating or air conditioning system may make people uncomfortable, a plumbing problem will often create more problems. One reason is that water has a mind of its own, and will go where it wants unless the flow is stopped. Not every plumbing problem is an emergency, but every plumbing problem has the potential to become a bigger one.
The best way to prevent plumbing problems from growing is to find a local plumbing company that will perform regular maintenance on your plumbing system. This will give you two advantages:
1) You will be able to develop a professional relationship with a company that you will have growing confidence in.
2) In the event of a plumbing emergency you will know exactly who to call and know your business operations will not be interrupted.
There are other reasons to have a commercial plumber on your speed dial. Many buildings have complex plumbing systems that can only be maintained by a professional who has the knowledge and experience to identify and repair the problem. What often seems like a minor problem may actually be something major that is going on elsewhere in the system. This is where regular maintenance actually ends up being preventive maintenance.
An unsettling question business owners should be asking is whether they are aware of all the plumbing problems in their building. A hallway water fountain that has a weak water stream is usually noticed, but there are plumbing locations that are rarely used, and where a problem can easily be overlooked. A slow running drain in a bathroom sink can go unreported by employees who will “just deal with it.”
What is usually overlooked except when something goes very wrong is that plumbing is a two way street – wherever water comes in to the building it must have a way of getting out. A professional plumber can identify a potential problem from both ends even before you may notice there is a problem at all. This is never more important than when your bathroom floor drain starts backing up raw sewage. This situation compounds the plumbing problem, making it a hazardous waste problem as well.
Finally, without regular maintenance there is always the potential for a one time event that can require the entire building to be shut down in order to repair the problem. Though this is relatively rare, in virtually every case the problem could have been identified and fixed before requiring drastic action. It is obvious how not having access to your building space will negatively impact your bottom line.
Why hire a residential plumber in Phoenix for regular maintenance? There are a number of reasons, but the best reasons of all is that by hiring one you will save yourself money in the long run and be assured that you can focus on your business operations. A plumbing system is one of the very few building systems that can adversely affect other systems. For example, electricity and water are not compatible systems. Keeping water contained is the biggest challenge for plumbers and the best way for businesses to ensure good morale within the company.