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What do contractors do? Well, they do sign contracts, but contrary to what their professional title suggests, the majority of their job involves building things. Some contractors create structures. Some contractors build plumbing structures. Others build roads. Yes, there is a lot of variety in the industry, but at the end of the day, it is all about creating structures and usable features from what were once raw materials. That's awesome, isn't it? Whether you are someone who is considering becoming a contractor or just a customer of contractors, we welcome you to read more about their work and profession on this blog.


3 Common Plumbing Issues In Commercial Buildings

While plumbing issues in commercial buildings and residential homes may generally appear to be the same, they are actually quite different. Commercial properties require more sophisticated skills and equipment whenever there's an issue. Moreover, you can't properly handle the plumbing issues in a commercial property on your own if you don't know where to start.

Here are common plumbing issues you need to be wary of in your commercial property. 

Damaged Water Pipes 

With time, pipes in your commercial building will deteriorate and break down. Thankfully, you're likely to notice some signs that will alert you when there's a problem. For instance, water stains on walls and underneath the pipework are a sign of undetected leaks. You might also notice dripping water from your pipes which can cause severe water damage if left unattended.

If you notice discolored water from your supply fixtures, this could mean your pipes are corroded. Minerals, sediment, and rust will gradually accumulate and damage the inside of your pipes. The accumulated sediment can also cause low water pressure which could mean that your plumbing system's supply lines are blocked.

Your plumber can inspect your supply lines and remove any clogs or sediment blockages in your system.

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains in your building can lead to a myriad of issues that often go beyond your plumbing system. The clogs can create a cascade of issues that eventually damage your commercial building's interior. Moreover, standing water pools from clogged drains lead to unsanitary conditions in your premises.

Your plumber can take some measures to protect your drains. For instance, they can install drain traps or mesh screens. These devices will prevent debris from entering the drain pipes. Fortunately, the traps and screens can be easily removed, cleaned out, and replaced.

Your plumber can set up routine inspections where they can clean your drains and remove any obvious clogs. They can also fix the blocked drains to allow for smooth wastewater flow. To do so, they take apart u-bends and p-traps that connect to the drains before they clean them and put them back.

Sewer Odors

Bad odors in your commercial building could be due to a couple of reasons. Leaking or faulty vents can cause sewer gases to escape and contaminate the indoor space.

Also, solid debris can obstruct the main sewer lines. Raw sewage eventually leaks out and floods the floors in your commercial building. The result is a lingering sewer odor that doesn't seem to go away.

Dry p-traps can also contribute to bad odors. This problem occurs when the traps lose their water seal, which will allow sewer gases to escape through the drains and into your building. Remember that these gases can expose your employees and customers to severe respiratory irritation and other complicated symptoms.

To learn more, contact a company like Countryside.