What to Check When Inspecting Your Commercial Plumbing2020-03-04T19:37:15+10:30

What to Check When Inspecting Your Commercial Plumbing

When did you last inspect the plumbing system in your commercial premise? It’s probably a long time ago. If so, your plumbing may have developed several changes and is at risk of leaking or even blowing out.

Carrying out comprehensive plumbing maintenance regularly can assist in keeping your commercial plumbing system at its best condition.

commercial plumber checking for problems in the plumbing system

Benefits of Having a Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

When hiring a Sydney plumber to carry out plumbing inspection on your plumbing system for wear, tear, corrosion, and age, ensure you hire a contractor who has a proper inspection checklist.

A plumbing maintenance checklist will ensure that your plumbing system is thoroughly inspected in its entirety without missing on anything. The checklist will also assist in getting a full report upon the completion of the inspection.

A Proactive Plumbing Maintenance and Inspection Checklist

Having a proactive plumbing maintenance checklist will ensure all the key components of the plumbing system such as drains, water heater, valves, and pipes are covered during the inspection. Here’s what the checklist must include:

  1. Checking the water pressure

The water pressure in your building should never exceed 80psi and should never go below 40psi. Water pressure tends to be higher on the lower floors of multi-story buildings and lower on the upper floors. If the water pressure is too low, the residents or tenants will complain. On the other hand, extremely high pressure can damage the plumbing system.

  1. Active Leaks

A proactive plumbing inspection should never fail to look out for the key signs of plumbing leaks, including the existence of mildew or mold, water puddles or spots, or moisture. Unrepaired and hidden water leaks may lead to a lot of water wastage.

  1. Signs of rust and corrosion

Another key aspect that the inspection checklist should include is checking for the major signs of rust and corrosion on visible pipes. It should also include a check for limescale on showerheads and water faucets. If the pipes show significant corrosion, then they’re probably at the final stages of their life.

  1. Inspect the water heater

The hot water heating system requires inspection for leaks and proper temperature. Overflows and safety valves should undergo testing. Any safety issues discovered should be fixed immediately.

  1. Backflow testing

All large residential buildings and commercial buildings must have backflow prevention mechanisms. Backflow testing must be done annually to prevent contaminated water from flowing back to the main water supply.

  1. Checking the efficiency of valves

The shutoff and safety valves installed in your building’s plumbing system must be thoroughly tested for efficiency. Any malfunction valves must be replaced. Properly functioning valves make it possible to shut off water supply to specific areas of your building instead of shutting off the entire water supply during an emergency such as a burst pipe.

  1. Check the drains

Test all the drain lines in the building for their flow rate. Clogged or slow drains require hydro-jetting or power rodding to restore their function. Camera inspection should be considered to assess whether then drain lines are infiltrated by tree roots or there’s bellying along the lines.

Professional Plumbing Proactive Maintenance

We have professional and experienced plumbers who specialize in preventive maintenance, emergency maintenance, and plumbing repairs.

Whenever you need plumbing inspection as a proactive plumbing maintenance service, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’ll come to your building and check the entire plumbing system for issues such as signs of corrosion, leaks, and malfunctioning or broken water appliances such as water heaters, sinks, showers, and toilets.

In case we find a problem with your plumbing, we will explain it to you in detail and do the necessary repairs.

Plumbing Repair Service

We deal with water heating system repair and maintenance, repairing leaks, checking the water pressure, hydrostatic testing, and drain cleaning.

Whenever you suspect that something is wrong with your plumbing, and your annual water bills are going higher than normal, then contact us for immediate inspection.

We’ll be able to diagnose the problem and repair it soonest possible before it causes more problems and losses.

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