What to Include in Your Plumbing Checklist

17 February 2016
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One of the important roles executed by a property owner or manager entails commercial property maintenance. The truth is that it's a time-consuming and demanding task because quite a lot of things need to be in perfect condition to guarantee the smooth running of a commercial building facility. One of the important elements of commercial property maintenance is plumbing. In order to guarantee the smooth functioning of a property's plumbing systems, owners and property managers with the help of a plumber should devise a plumbing checklist to spearhead routine inspections of the building's plumbing systems. Such a checklist helps to highlight problems at an early stage. Here are some of the elements that should feature in a plumbing checklist.  

Plumbing pipes

You want your plumbing pipes to function efficiently. Overtime, plumbing pipes tend to grapple with debris build-up and leakage problems. For exposed pipes, poor or lack of insulation causes them to rupture and split open particularly during the winter period. The presence of watermarks and puddles of water signifies a leaky pipe. Furthermore, corrosion also causes leakage problems. By inspecting the plumbing pipes, the plumber can determine their condition and embark on the necessary repairs or replacements early in advance.

Toilet maintenance

Despite the fact that toilets have a high lifespan, the mechanical components housed inside the toilet tank call for routine maintenance. Toilet maintenance entails frequent cleaning and sanitization of the toilet bowl, seat, lid, and tank as well as handle surfaces using a disinfectant. Exterior drips along the floor, and close to the bowl and tank point to an internal leak which may be as a result of a defective mechanical component in the toilet tank. A professional plumber is able to trace the root source of the leak problem. Further, toilets shouldn't move, rather they should remain fixed resolutely to the floor. If a wobble is experienced, possible causes may be a sagging floor nut or weakened caulk surrounding the bottom lip of the toilet bowl. A plumber will undertake the necessary repairs such as applying new caulk or fastening the floor nut.

Water pressure

The amount of force through which water flows through the spigots and showerheads represents the water pressure. Low water pressure sees trickles of water through the showerheads which is often annoying when you are taking a shower. A notable cause could be sediment build-up within the spigot or showerhead. To rectify this problem, a plumber will access the internal systems of the faucet and showerhead and get rid of the accrued sediment to re-establish the water pressure back to a satisfactory pressure level.