When did you last have had your commercial building plumbing system inspected? If it has been some time, you might have to cope with blowouts and leaks, as the condition of your plumbing system may have changed. Keep your plumbing system operating reliably by calling a plumbing maintenance specialist.
Benefits of plumbing maintenance checklists
Ensure that the plumbing contractor in Perth you plan to hire for checking your pipes for corrosion, tear, and wear has a checklist. It guarantees the thorough inspection of all of your system, as well as ensures that you receive a comprehensive report at the end of the service call.
Proactive commercial plumbing preventive maintenance checklist
Such a list should cover all the important components of your plumbing system such as drains, water heater, valves, and pipes.
1. Active leaks
The plumbing specialist should check for signs of active leaks that includes puddles and moisture, the presence of mildew and mould, and water spots. Unknown and unfixed water leaks can result in the loss of thousands of gallons of water annually.
2. Signs of corrosion
The inspector should check for the presence of limescale around shower heads and water faucets, as well as signs of corrosion on all visible plumbing pipes. Significant corrosion typically means that your pipes are no longer useful.
3. Water pressure
Your building’s water pressure should be between 40 to 80psi. In multistoried buildings, lower stories have higher water pressure compared to higher stories. High water pressure damages water pipes and extremely low-pressure cause residents to complain.
4. Checking valves for correct operation
The specialist should test all shutoff and safety valves in your plumbing system for correct operation and replace broken valves. This permits you to selectively turn off water to different sections of the building in case of a major blowout, instead of turning off the water supply for the entire building.
5. Inspect water heater
The professional should check the hot water system of your building for any obvious leaks and proper temperature. He should also test the safety valves and overflows, and address safety issues immediately.
6. Check drains
Get the flow rate of your building checked for flow rate. Clogged or slow drains should be hydro jetted or power rodded to restore proper function. Ensure that the drain lines do not contain root infiltrations and/ or bellying in the lines through a camera inspection.
7. Backflow testing
Large multi-unit residential and commercial buildings are required to have backflow prevention devices. An annual backflow testing of these devices prevents water in the system from flowing backwards and contaminating the pure water with chemicals and other toxic substances.
Preventive maintenance with Westend Plumbing
Our professional plumbers offer emergency/preventive maintenance and plumbing repairs. You can rest assured that we shall check your plumbing pipes thoroughly for signs of corrosion and leaks, as well as malfunctioning or broken water appliances like water heaters, sinks, showers, and toilets when you request a preventive maintenance service call.
Our plumbers will explain the problems, if any, to you and suggest corrective measures. Contact us today if you have doubts about your plumbing system or are receiving inflated power bills. We will locate the problems and fix them in a timely manner.