Plumbing Preventative Maintenance
At the time, routine maintenance can feel like an unnecessary cost that adds up over time. However, these costs are minuscule compared to repairing a large problem such as roof leaks or a blocked drain bursting. That is why routine maintenance is so valuable, as it ensures those big, expensive disaster situations do not occur. Faulty and inefficient plumbing waste unnecessary money over time, so we believe you are better off putting your money into maintenance instead of down the drain!
Preventative maintenance is something you can organise for your home, strata block, investment property or business premises. What may start out as a small issue that can quickly lead to something more significant if left unattended? It is important to address the issue whilst it is potentially minor to prevent inconvenience and increased costs; thanks to our highly skilled team, we can address the issue and provide options to best tackle the issue whilst onsite.
What Is Preventative Maintenance
Preventive maintenance (PM) is the regular and routine maintenance of equipment and assets in order to keep them running and prevent any costly unplanned downtime from unexpected equipment failure. With proximity plumbing, you are in safe hands as we have over 25+ years of industry experience. All our tradesmen are licenced and constantly refining their skills with the latest technology and industry insights. Our trucks are totally equipped with the latest tools and equipment to tackle any situation.
The cost savings of taking part in a preventative plumbing maintenance program significantly outweigh the costs you incur when the equipment fails. The long-term savings are even more beneficial as the life of your entire Do not risk fall behind with preventative plumbing maintenance. Preventative plumbing can have a big impact on your bottom line. Book your commercial plumbing health check with Proximity Plumbing today.
No matter what job needs doing, you want a plumber who is:
Benefits Of Scheduled Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance by a qualified plumber catches minor issues before they become costly emergencies. No one wants to shut down for the day because a damaged pipe finally gave way! When you are operating a business, you’re risking significant loss of revenue on top of the repair bill. Specific rules apply to things like waste disposal, backflow prevention and air quality management. Regular maintenance visits can confirm you are operating properly under that legislation, as well as taking care of any mandated regular testing or maintenance of those systems.
Reduction of unexpected breakdowns and service interruptions by finding where your potential risks lie.
Discovering leaks, clogged pipes/drains and keeping sewer lines flowing as they should.
Reducing water consumption by identifying leaking faucets and toilets.
Avoiding unexpected costs of repairs or replacement due to unresolved issues.
Developing a relationship with our service team which in turn allows them to become familiar with your site.
This makes for much easier troubleshooting when problems do occur.
The Key Preventative Maintenance Checks Are:
Water usage audit. Our plumber will check for unusually high-water usage, identify problems and offer solutions to bring your water costs down.
Fixtures. Our plumber will quote for fixture upgrades to minimise consumption and save money on water usage.
Commercial properties are often not sub-metered, and every saving can be helpful.
Sewer and stormwater systems. Our plumber will check with CCTV camera that there are no visible breakages that can cause issues with buildings.
For older buildings, they can also forecast the need to upgrade old terracotta pipes to PVC.
Roofing and guttering. We will check your business’s roofing and guttering, identifying the damage or general wear and tear that could cause problems in the future.
Water catchment systems. Our plumber will assess and check surface water and groundwater catchment systems.
Roof ventilation. Our plumber will assess current systems and quote on improvements to your roof ventilation.
Hot water systems. Our plumber will check the hot water system your business has, gas, solar or electric.
The Key Preventative Maintenance Checks Are:
The inspection should check for signs of corrosion on all visible plumbing pipes and the presence of limescale around water faucets and showerheads. The presence of significant corrosion could mean that your pipes are near the end of their useful lives. A building’s water pressure should be no higher than 80psi and no lower than 40psi. In buildings with multiple stories, higher water pressure is often found on the lower levels while lower water pressure can be found at higher levels. Water pressure that is too low may cause resident complaints, while water pressure that is too high can damage your pipes.
All the safety and shutoff valves in your plumbing system should be tested for correct operation and any broken valves should be replaced. This ensures that you can turn off the water to certain sections of the building, rather than turning off the building’s entire water system in the event of a major blowout. Your building’s water heater should be inspected for proper temperature and any obvious leaks. The safety valves and overflows should also be tested. Safety issues should be repaired immediately.
All the drains in your building should be tested for flow rate. Slow drains or clogged drains should be power-rodded, or hydro jetted to restore proper function. You may also want to consider a camera inspection of your drain lines to ensure they are in good working order and do not contain any root infiltrations and/or bellying in the lines. All commercial buildings and large multi-unit residential buildings are required to have backflow prevention devices and annual backflow testing to prevent water in the system from flowing backwards and/or being contaminated with other chemicals and substances.
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