Plumbing emergencies are never fun. When you own a business, these emergencies can result in a loss of profits until the issue is resolved. Restaurants, hotels, and other businesses with public bathrooms need to have running water or risk upsetting customers. These companies also need water to cook, clean, and complete various jobs at the company. This is why it's extremely important to take good care of your plumbing system, and hopefully your customers will do the same. However, you should be on the lookout for plumbing issues caused by human error and how to solve them.
Clogged toilets are the last thing you want in your public bathroom, but with so many people using one bathroom, it's bound to be a regular occurrence. Toilets become clogged when people flush things down that should not be flushed, such as paper towels, tampons, sanitary napkins, baby wipes, etc. The only thing that should ever be flushed is toilet paper, and even that should be used in small amounts, or it will clog. Whatever the reason for the clog, you need to get it out of there, or the toilet will be full of dirty water or even overflow onto the floor. The best way is to use a plunger to dislodge the clog. You can also try commercial products to break up the clog. Deep clogs will need a professional plumber with a plumbing snake to fix the toilet.
Leaking faucets are not only annoying, but the constant drip can waste thousands of gallons of water each year. This can add quite a bit to your water bill. The leak is usually caused by a faulty o-ring inside the faucet. Over time, the o-ring will become cracked or dry up and stop working. You can fix the problem by replacing the o-ring. It's a good idea to check all the other faucets in the building just to make sure they are also not leaking.
No Hot Water
Businesses that provide bathrooms to guests, like in hotels, need to have plenty of hot water for those guests. One main reason that this can happen is if the elements in the water heaters fail. A plumber will be needed to replace the elements, and a few hours later, hot water should be restored.
A commercial plumber is the best way to receive quality service for plumbing emergencies. As a business owner, you should always keep one on speed dial.