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How To Avoid Commercial Plumbing Problems

If you’re the owner of a restaurant or some kind of commercial establishment, just the word “contamination” would probably make your ears perk up. Nobody wants their commercial space to ever earn that moniker, especially if they produce goods on a regular basis that customers will eat. Contamination is a scary concept, but the truth is that it takes a lot of ingenuity to stop a business or commercial workplace from being a contamination zone.

Think about it this way, food can be contaminated by just one employee forgetting to wash their hands. That’s why handwashing signs are posted in multiple locations to serve as reminders of how important it is that employees take good care of their hygiene. Let’s talk about other ways that professional commercial plumbing in Gloucester, NJ can stop your building from getting contaminated.

Just remember to call our team for help if you suspect a plumbing issue.

Plumbing Clogs Can Quickly Worsen

If you’ve got a sink that’s clogging in your commercial workspace, that could quickly get worse. Many of these sinks are used for washing dishes, washing vegetables or produce, or even washing hands.

When they’re clogged and not draining well, an employee might accidentally end up washing produce in dirty sink water that’s been contaminated. Or an employee might be way less likely to wash their hands if the sink doesn’t drain.

All of these are bad problems to have because they can easily make a customer or employee sick. And the root of the problem is a drain clog.

You can always try unclogging a drain yourself with a plunger, a drain snake, or even hot water. But a professional plumber like the ones on our team have the tools and experience to remove the most stubborn drain clogs your business might encounter.

Leaks Can Cause Contamination

Don’t think that a drain clog might be the only way your business risks being contaminated. A leak can also be a source of contamination as well because sometimes it’s wastewater pipes or drains that leak. This can be especially bad.

Here’s an example. If your commercial space has a drainpipe that’s leaking on the floor, there could be bacteria and other contaminants there. If an employee accidentally falls on the floor or has to pick up something that’s on the floor, they might not realize that they’ve been in contact with contaminated water.

This might sound like something that happens only once in a while, but it happens frequently. People make mistakes and having a source of contamination in the vicinity of mistakes can be a recipe for disaster. Make sure you schedule repairs for leaks in commercial spaces as soon as you’re aware of them.

Invest in Maintenance

Is this blog making you nervous? Don’t let it! We advise our commercial customers to invest in a maintenance plan to avoid situations just like these. This lets us evaluate your commercial plumbing system every year and fix any problems that might be starting to spring up. We can clean your drains on a regular basis so you’re much less likely to deal with these occurrences again!

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