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How To Prevent Plumbing Disasters

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a person performing maintenance on bathroom pipes. Perform regular plumbing maintenance to avoid severe water damage.

Plumbing problems in your commercial building in Blackfoot, ID, can be expensive and time-consuming to fix. The best way to ensure to save both time and money is to have a solid preventative maintenance plan. By avoiding plumbing disasters from the start, you can safeguard the structural integrity of your building.

3 Ways to Prevent Plumbing Disasters

1. Find a Qualified Plumber

You don't want to wait until you have a broken pipe to find a plumber you can trust. It's important to establish a relationship with a qualified local professional. There are several ways you can narrow your search:

  • Ask other business owners for recommendations
  • Look at online reviews
  • Interview top choices to gauge availability and estimated response time
  • Verify licensing and insurance

2. Schedule Regular Maintenance

Once you find a plumbing company, schedule a maintenance consultation. The technicians can do a walkthrough of your building to inspect for any existing plumbing problems and propose solutions. They can also help you create a checklist of things to watch for when you do your own monthly inspections, such as an unusually high water bill (indicating a leak somewhere) or dark spots on ceiling tiles.

3. Fix Problems Quickly

If you see warning signs of water damage, don't wait to call for repairs. Turn off the water main and call the plumber to repair the leak and water restoration specialists to clean up the damage. By catching problems early, you protect your building from the additional damage that standing water often causes and keep the issue from spreading to other areas.

A regular maintenance schedule with a reliable plumber you can trust is an essential part of caring for your commercial property. You can't fix plumbing problems you don't know about, and you probably won't find issues if you don't know what to look out for. Best of all, maintenance can help you keep water leaks and floods from occurring in the first place.

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