As commercial plumbing continues to evolve due to the demands of customers and advancements in technology, several techniques have emerged to address plumbing issues with increased efficiency. These advanced techniques allow plumbers to respond rapidly to plumbing issues and to fix them while causing minimal inconvenience to users of the premises.
Indeed, a plumbing emergency in a commercial property can prove disastrous. For example, a clogged toilet, overflowing sinks or burst pipes can reflect poorly on your business and cause major inconveniences to your customers.
To minimize these problems, various commercial plumbing techniques have taken centre stage.
Use of tankless water heaters
Keeping a ready supply of hot water is essential for commercial properties. Businesses such as hotels, restaurants and guest rooms are even more dependent on a constant supply of hot water. Tank systems have proven to pose many risks to commercial plumbing systems. The tanks tend to get damaged over time, and are unable to keep water hot when necessary. Tanks are also susceptible to leaking and breakages that are costly to fix.
New plumbing systems now use tankless hot water heaters where the incoming water supply can be heated instantaneously without being held in a reservoir. These more efficient systems are less likely to become damaged and can be quickly fixed by a plumber if any issues are experienced.
Investment in backflow prevention systems
In the past, multiple businesses would suffer from contaminated water sipping back into the plumbing system and coming out of faucets and other drainage openings. This not only causes a health hazard to employees and guests, but it is also very costly to fix.
New commercial plumbing techniques now involve the use of backflow prevention systems that regulate the pressure of the plumbing system and prevent backsiphonage.
Better drainage maintenance
Any commercial property is always at a higher risk of clogged drains and pipes. Any person can intentionally or unintentionally place the wrong items down the drain and lead to a blockage. In order for commercial plumbing to keep up with this high risk of clogged drains, more efficient unblocking methods are being used by plumbers.
These techniques include smart plumbing systems that can detect a likely blocked drain before it becomes worse. Sensors can be placed on pipes to monitor pressure and flow in the pipe itself. If a clog is detected, plumbers can be called in advance to remove the blockage before the plumbing system fails entirely.