National Plumbing Day – also called “Hug a Plumber Day” – is April 25th! Have you hugged your plumber lately?
While there are many national plumbing scenarios a facilities manager or handy employee can take care of, there are a few when you REALLY should call a commercial plumber to get the job done right, fast.
Burst Water Pipe
A sudden burst water pipe can lead to flooding and extensive damage inside your business. The first step is to turn off the water supply. Ideally, you can find a local shut-off valve to stop water to the leak without crippling the rest of the business. If not, quickly locate the main shut-off valve inside of your building. If both of these solutions fail, head outside and find your main water meter shut-off valve near the street.
A burst water line is one time you need to call a commercial plumber ASAP. If your business has suffered water damage, your next call is to a restoration company that can quickly clean up and dry the inside of your building. Regardless of the type of business you run, a burst water pipe is a major disruption that can result in costly repairs and lost business.
If you have sewage or wastewater backing up into your sinks, toilets, tubs, washing machines, or dishwashers, you should call a national plumbing service immediately. The cause of a sewage leak could be many things, including clogs from grease buildup and improper maintenance, or tree roots, settling soil, broken concrete, and other external factors causing stress, broken, or burst sewage pipes.
The solution may be as simple as snaking the sewage line, or it may be as complex as digging up the main line from the street to your building. Like a burst pipe where your business is paralyzed until the problem is fixed, a sewage leak must be contained and repaired ASAP. If sewage has overflowed from sinks and toilets, you also have a hazardous clean-up situation where it may be necessary to hire a restoration company to professionally clean and disinfect the building.
You turn the water on, and nothing happens. Usually when this happens there’s a localized problem due to clogged, corroded, or aging pipes and it only affects some faucets or appliances. Rarely does the water stop working throughout an entire building.
First, check whether other faucets are working, confirm that you’ve paid your water bill, and ask if neighboring businesses have water. Next, check your main water meter at the street and ensure the emergency shut-off wasn’t triggered. If everything appears normal, it’s time to call a commercial plumber to quickly get to the bottom of the problem. It could be that the water line coming into your building, or the city’s main line before your water meter, has burst or been severed somewhere. Where the line is damaged will determine whether it is your responsibility or the city’s.
Let Trillium Facility Solutions Call The Plumber For You!
Hopefully you won’t have to make any emergency calls on National Plumbing Day, but if you do, let Trillium Facilities Solutions take the hassle out of it! With a Plumbing Facility Maintenance contract, just one call to us gives you complete peace of mind that a qualified, professional commercial plumber will be onsite in no time. We handle negotiating rates, scheduling service, and billing on your behalf to streamline all of your facilities maintenance needs in one place.
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