The role of the facility manager is to successfully oversee all aspects of a business’s building. No system or piece of equipment should be overlooked, and certainly not one as important as plumbing. With many different aspects to manage, it is a good idea to develop a checklist that will help you keep track of what needs to be maintained and when. The benefits of checklists are well-documented across fields, from hospitals to the military; they make sure nothing is forgotten and procedure is followed.
The most important things to maintain within a facility’s plumbing system are the fixtures that everyone operates: sinks, faucets, toilets, drains, etc. Because they see the heaviest use, they represent the most likely point of failure in terms of clogs and leaks. Be sure to inspect these for these regularly.
But don’t do this at the expense of internal plumbing. This includes water temperature controls, seals, water flow devices, boilers, sprinklers, and more. You may not think about these as often since they operate behind the scenes, but they matter. In fact, failure of those components is usually the most costly and disruptive.
The most efficient way to maintain plumbing for a business is to establish and stick to a preventative maintenance plan. MaintenX can help you develop a plan in a way that is most convenient and effective for you. Our skilled technicians are always at the ready to assist you with all of your plumbing maintenance needs, so feel free to contact us at any time.