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What type of maintenance services do commercial plumbing systems need?
Commercial plumbing systems might need the following types of maintenance services:
Drain care can prevent blockages, and it helps ensure that grease traps and drain lines function properly.
Restroom disinfection can prevent noxious odors from developing in drains and sink traps .
Water heater and boiler maintenance ensures that these appliances are always in good working order and don’t create problems for your business.
Backwater testing prevents pollution of the community's water supply. Commercial buildings usually have a backflow prevention assembly that stops the system's water from flowing back into the public water system. States typically require annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies, and if you fail this test, your company could be hit with a fine. Regular maintenance can help make sure your backflow prevention assembly is up to code.
Water tempering can help prevent your employees from getting scalded by hot water by maintaining safe water temperatures. These valves need to be regularly inspected to make sure they're functioning properly.
What is high-pressure pipe jetting?
High-pressure pipe jetting is also known as hydro jetting or high-pressure pipe cleaning, and it uses a high-pressure water stream to clean pipes that are partially or completely blocked. With this approach, a slim hose with a jet nozzle is inserted into the pipe, and used to blast the pipe's interior with pressurized water. High-pressure pipe jetting can clear tough blockages and buildup, and can remove sediment, sludge, and grease from the sides of your pipes.
What is an environmentally friendly commercial plumbing system?
An environmentally friendly commercial plumbing system is one that is designed to save water and reduce energy costs. These plumbing systems use pipes that are sized to minimize waste and leaks. They often take steps to minimize heat loss by using pipe insulators, or replacing existing pipes with ones made with materials that maintain heat. Environmentally friendly commercial plumbing systems also use faucets, showerheads, and toilets that are designed to minimize water consumption.
A grease trap is a plumbing device used to prevent grease and solids from entering the sewer waste system. Many types of grease solidify at normal temperatures, and this can cause blockages in sewer pipes. These blockages can cause the sewer system to overflow, creating unsanitary conditions for the public.
By preventing pipe blockages, grease traps discourage overflows. Grease traps are frequently used by restaurants and food service establishments.
What is a pipe video inspection?
A pipe video inspection uses a waterproof video camera to provide a clear look at the interior of an underground pipe or sewer line. This technique can be used on pipes that are anywhere from 2-32 inches in diameter, and it involves inserting a flexible rod with a small video camera on its tip into the pipe. A pipe video inspection can be used to diagnose a wide range of plumbing problems, from root intrusion to pipe corrosion. It's often recommended for pipes that frequently become clogged or are slow to drain.