You shouldn't underestimate the significance of your plumbing expenses when it comes to running your business and your commercial facilities. If your plumbing fixtures are aged and faulty, they may be significantly cutting into your profits.
Fortunately, there are some plumbing system updates that could improve your facilities and your bottom line. The following are six possible ways you can improve your bottom line through plumbing updates:
Replacing toilets with more efficient, new models
If you've got old toilets at your facility and you haven't replaced them in a long time, they're probably not as efficient as newer models will be. This means that every time the toilets are flushed at your commercial facility, you're wasting money.
An efficiently designed, modern commercial toilet could offer 20 percent savings over standard or older models. It's therefore a good idea to look into replacing your toilets to cut your water consumption where possible.
Replacing old piping
Pipes will wear out over time, and older pipes will be prone to developing leaks. Pipes typically wear out due to corrosion eventually. Some types of plastic piping like polybutylene piping can become increasingly brittle over time as it is exposed to chlorine and other chemicals used to treat water.
Possible material options for replacement piping that are good for commercial facilities include PEX piping, copper piping, or PVC piping.
Using faucet heads that conserve water
Low flow faucet heads are manufactured nowadays that drastically reduce the amount of water a sink uses up while it is running.
Installing low flow faucet heads is a good way to make bathrooms, kitchens, and any plumbing fixtures that shoot out water more efficient and less costly to operate.
Having drains cleaned out to avoid clogs
Clogged drains don't just cost money to repair. They can also cut into a company's profits by reducing productivity and creating downtime.
If you occasionally have to deal with drain clogs at your commercial facility, it might be a good idea to have your drains cleaned annually or even more often to prevent the problem.
Replacing water heaters with newer models
Old water heaters can develop leaks and are likely to accumulate sediment over time. If your commercial operation requires the consumption of hot water, you may want to inspect your water heater and have it replaced if necessary to improve plumbing efficiency and hot water quality at your facility.
Replacing frayed or worn hoses
Hoses are necessary to connect plumbing appliances to pipes. Hoses connecting appliances like washing machines and water heaters will wear out over time. A leaky hose will increase your water bill and could also lead to water damage at your facility.
Replace worn hoses with hoses made from plastic covered with a braided stainless steel covering for a highly cost effective hose material option.
Get in touch with a business like Ben Franklin Plumbing Services for more information.