As a company owner, you rely on all the systems in your commercial property to operate properly so that you can conduct your business. One of the most important systems in your building is the plumbing. When the system backs up, it can affect your employees and your clients. Below are four signs that your commercial drain may need to be repaired or unblocked. If you experience any of these symptoms, then contact a Crawford Mechanical Services plumbing specialist today.
Bellies are low spots within your sewer line. When this occurs, paper and solids can settle in the low spot and cause what is known as a “soft blockage.” This is a common problem with sewer lines that use PVC pipe, but it can be easily fixed by a plumber.
The Drain is Backed Up
The most obvious sign that there is something wrong with the drain is that the water is backed up and won’t flush. There could be numerous reasons for this that range from tree root penetration to substance buildup. In a commercial building, drain backup can lead to flooding quickly since multiple people are using the plumbing system throughout the day.
If you own a building that has multiple floors, and you notice water spots or worse, running water anywhere in the building, then it’s a safe bet that there is damage somewhere in the drain lines. The damage can be caused by pipes that are corroded, punctured or have loose connections. If you notice that water is present in areas where it shouldn’t be, then you need to hire a certified plumber to fix the problem immediately. Leaky drains can cause significant structural damage.
Similar to having a backup, slow drainage can cause many problems in your building. The problem could be something as simple as debris within the line that needs to be removed. Or it could be something more challenging, such as limescale buildup. If limescale has been present in your drain for an extended period of time, this will allow it to harden, making it more difficult to remove without causing damage to the pipes. If you experience slow drainage at your business, make sure to contact a plumbing professional to address the problem before it gets worse.
Do You Have a Question About Your Plumbing?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, then contact Crawford Mechanical Services. We provide a wide range of services and products that include plumbing installation, plumbing repair and ongoing plumbing maintenance. Call us today at 614-478-9424 to get started.