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Common Commercial Plumbing Emergencies

Oct 21, 2022 | Plumbing

Every respectable business owner wishes to be prepared for the common challenges of running a successful business. However, plumbing emergencies are probably the worst nuisances that we have to deal with from time to time. One can never be too prepared for the disaster resulting from a poorly managed plumbing emergency. This fact is very true both in commercial and residential settings. 

This article discusses some of the most common commercial plumbing emergencies. We, Hansen Plumbers, have seen it all and wish to support you with your commercial plumbing issues. 

Dripping Faucets 

Leaking faucets aren’t always considered an emergency. Rarely will a dripping faucet inspire someone to seek out an emergency plumber’s services. However, this thinking is flawed because a dripping faucet can cause much damage. This damage can extend to your walls and cabinetry structures, making them weaker. 

But aside from structural damage, dripping faucets can also bring about a business owner‘s worst nightmare: mold. Mold spreads very quickly and affects everyone in its vicinity. Not only will it damage the walls and other parts of your building, but it will also harm the health of everyone who frequents your business. 

Before you know it, you will have government health authorities inspecting your business and threatening you with fines and closures. Because of this, the dripping faucet must be taken care of by an emergency commercial plumber in a timely manner. 

Blocked Toilets

If you have customers and employees on-site regularly, clogged toilets will create a lot of problems. Sometimes the block is caused by something stuck in the plumbing system or by faulty pipes. While blocked toilets are easy to fix on your own, excessive instances of blocked toilets can indicate a larger plumbing problem. In that case, call an emergency plumber service to help you out.

Sewer Odor 

Besides clogged toilets, sewer odor is another dreadful problem that may cause a bit of embarrassment if you have customers frequenting your place of business. This issue is normally a symptom of a larger problem that needs to be addressed. The problem can be in the plumbing vents. If they are leaking, they may cause the gases to travel through the walls and into the rooms. Clogged plumbing vents are caused by large debris that prevents sewer gas from releasing properly. In the event of a sewer odor, a professional emergency plumbing service should be called to investigate the cause and provide a solution. 

Clogged Garbage Disposal

As emergency commercial plumbers, one of the most common problems in commercial buildings is clogged garbage disposals. Food items, such as coffee grounds, are improperly disposed of, resulting in this problem. 

The only way to fix this issue is to turn off the water and take down the pipes below the sink. This will allow the plumber the ability to clear out the clog, allowing the disposal to work again. Sometimes the garbage disposal gets clogged simply because of old plumbing pipes that need replacement. The plumbers at Hansen Plumbing will be able to assist you with determining the cause and solving this challenge.  

Water Temperature Issues

Water temperatures are typically the last concern for those who work in commercial buildings. However, this can cause a problem in your ability to run a smooth business. When the water is too hot, it can cause scalding. Water that is too cold will also cause challenges in killing bacteria effectively. These issues will result in public safety concerns, and your business may get fined for not adhering to health regulations. 

We invite you to contact Hansen Plumbing for your commercial plumbing needs. Our plumbers will help you assess your hot water needs and ensure that your water heater is appropriately selected for your business. 

Commercial buildings get emergencies in various forms, and a wise business owner will make sure they are as prepared as possible. Check out our blog about the pros and cons of having a generator for your business

How to Contact an Emergency Commercial Plumber Near Me?

Do you have an emergency plumbing issue on hand? Contact Hansen Plumbing today for the fast, friendly, and affordable commercial plumbing services you need. Call (844) 422-3328.