Do you know the state of your facility’s plumbing infrastructure? Many facility managers fall victim to disaster, believing that their facility is up to date, only to find out that their plumbing system is outdated. Leaks, line breaks, and old piping cause underlying issues that only become apparent when they cause major water intrusion problems. This is typically the point when the facility manager has no choice but to call an emergency repair service.
How To Identify Water Contamination
Water contamination happens very slowly, but causes severe consequences if not treated immediately. If you notice the following signs, you may have a case of water intrusion and contamination at your facility already:
- Water is pooling or is not draining quickly where it should be
- Water spots are appearing out of nowhere (signs of a leak)
- The PVC covering on your pipes is getting worn or cracked
- Your facility has received warnings or failed backflow inspections
- Your water temperature is not consistent
- Water pressure is low
- You are making increased service calls in regards to your plumbing
Preventing Emergency Plumbing Service
Water intrusions are often missed until they turn into contamination or outright flooding. However, there are several steps you can take to avoid these kinds of catastrophes. Maintaining your plumbing is the first critical step to water contamination avoidance. MaintenX helps our clients keep water intrusion at bay by following these steps:
- Conduct facility walkthroughs after hours. Routine preventative checks can help you identify issues and fix them before they turn into emergencies. Facility walkthroughs are easier when employees are not present. So, if possible, schedule these when the facility is not operational, or when staffing is low.
- Review your maintenance records. Oftentimes a problem can be diagnosed based on your maintenance service history. Recurring service requests indicate an underlying issue that has not been addressed. Review these records with your maintenance staff for a clear analysis of your plumbing problems.
- Strengthen your preventative maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance is your first defense against water contamination. Your local MaintenX team can walk you through the steps to creating a better PM plan for both routine and emergency maintenance.
With MaintenX by your side, water contamination can be a worry of the past. Contact us today to learn more about our plumbing maintenance services.