You've probably heard the saying, “Steady as she goes” and you know that applies to ships, but it applies to maintenance too, especially when it comes to plumbing. A steady approach towards preventative maintenance ensures that the odds are against having those major plumbing disasters that seem to happen at the worst possible time.
The Hidden Leak
The problem is that leaks can happen anywhere when it comes to plumbing. Sure, that leak under the sink may be easy to fix and easy to locate, but the pipes in the walls, in the basement, or overhead can cause major issues. It takes one leaky pipe in a wall to cause mold and mildew to start accumulating and this can happen in as little as a day or two.
The Build Up
Add into this equation, supply and drain pipes that are worn and leaking, causing pressurized water to build up. What this means is a steady stream of water instead of just a few annoying drops.
A pipe that bursts underneath the building is a huge issue because it can cause cracks in the foundation and then you're looking at a major problem instead of a small one. These repairs are costly and can mean that the area has to be vacant in order to get to the slab and that means a loss of income and other costly problems.
Sewage is another consideration when staying on top of plumbing maintenance. A leaky sewage pipe is a major health risk and can require that the entire system has to be replaced – which is another major expense – not to mention the downtime of the unit or building.
By keeping up with proper plumbing maintenance, you are more likely to find issues before they become huge problems. If your maintenance department hires someone else to do the job, make sure you have a licensed and dependable plumber doing the work.
If you do it within your facility, make sure you check the following areas:
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Maintenance Care makes scheduling preventative maintenance a breeze. Whether you hire someone to come out or you do it in-house, you simply schedule the preventative maintenance in advance and simply sit back and relax – or at least for that part of the job.