A plumbing emergency can occur at any time – often when you least expect it. If not identified and addressed fast, these issues can worsen over time and cause potential damage to a business’s facilities with a hefty bill to match.
So, what exactly is considered a plumbing emergency? Here are four common examples.
A burst pipe is one of the most serious plumbing emergencies because it can cause significant water damage to your commercial property.
Burst pipes usually occur as a result of freezing temperatures; when water in the pipes freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the pipes, which can cause them to rupture. If you suspect that a pipe has burst, shut off the water immediately and call a professional.
Clogged drains are another common type of plumbing emergency. While they may not seem as serious as burst pipes, clogged drains can still cause significant disruptions to your business operations.
And if they’re not dealt with quickly, they can lead to even more serious problems like sewage backup which creates unsanitary conditions for employees and customers. To clear a clogged drain, start by using a heavy duty plunger. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to get an expert to investigate.
Leaking fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and faucets can waste hundreds of gallons of water every day and lead to sky-high water bills.
If you have a leaking fixture, try tightening the fittings or replacing the washer. If that doesn’t stop the leak, hire an emergency plumber right away.
No Access to Hot Water
If your business suddenly loses access to hot water, it could be due to a problem with the water heater. This should be addressed as soon as possible so that your employees have access to hot water for cooking, cleaning, washing etc.
If you’re not sure what’s causing the problem with your water heater, or notice an unusual smell or discolouration, call a drainage engineer for troubleshooting assistance.
Send in the experts
Regular drainage maintenance and 24/7 access to experienced pipeline repair experts in the event of an emergency is essential to ensure drainage issues can be addressed quickly and efficiently.
For more information about our maintenance services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0151 2360707. Our friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding commercial plumbing emergencies. We look forward to hearing from you soon!