If your business is closing up over the Christmas break, it’s important to do a thorough check of your office’s plumbing before closing up so that any potential plumbing problems can be fixed. In this week’s blog we take you through three of the most common commercial plumbing problems and how to spot them.

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Silent toilet leaks

Leaking toilets are a big plumbing problem for obvious hygiene reasons and can also result in unreasonably high water bills. Many associate leaking toilets with recognisable signs like the sound of constantly running water, pools of water around the base of the toilet and gurgling noises, however silent toilet leaks are also very common, and, if left unattended, can leave you with huge expenses. If you suspect a silent toilet leak, place a leak detection dye tablet in the tank and wait around 15 minutes to see whether any of the dyed water has leaked into the bowl. If so, call your local plumber to enquire about toilet repairs right away.

Chronic clogs

Because commercial buildings are used by such a large volume of people, it is not uncommon for drain clogs to be a common occurrence. Some warning signs of clogs are foul odours, slowed water flow through your drains and any evidence of standing water. It’s important to have your pipes regularly maintained to make sure they are draining correctly.

Leaky faucets or pipes

Leaking faucets and pipes can result in costly water bills, which are not good for your business’ profit margins. If you notice a dripping tap or faucet, get it fixed right away by a reputable plumber in Melbourne. Pipe leaks are a bit more difficult to detect, especially when they are affecting your building’s internal pipes, so look out for any bulging in your building’s ceiling or drywall or any evidence of discolouration.

It’s always best to regularly check and maintain your office’s plumbing to prevent small plumbing issues from turning into larger, much more expensive ones. If you need a commercial plumbing service like water leak detection or toilet repairs, call JPG Plumbing today on 0400 978 442.