Plumbing in your facility is one of those things that you do not think about until it stops working, which no one wants. As a result, it can be easy to ignore when something is wrong or even when it could be better. While of course you want to prevent flooding, avoiding waste is something else to consider.
Water conservation is not only important for the environment, but it’s important for your bottom line. A lot of water waste can get expensive, and efficiency is cheaper in the long run. The solution is obviously to make sure that your systems are as water-efficient as possible. There are a few things you can do to help your business save water. Some are larger than others, but even small steps are better than nothing at all.
Keep an eye on your systems
Pressure gauges or flow meters are a good reference for roughly how much water you’re using. If you can keep an eye on water flow in your business, you can not only guess what your bill is going to be, but you can notice any changes that might indicate a problem somewhere in your system.
Install energy-efficient fixtures
If you’re looking to upgrade or replace your aging fixtures, keep in mind that reliability, durability, and longevity are important. Shop around to see what options best suit your needs. Sensor-operated flush valves and faucets can not only keep your fixtures sanitary, but also provide more control over how much water gets used. Look for more efficient toilet and faucet models that use less water to do the same job.
Modify existing systems
You might not have the money to completely replace everything right now. That’s ok, because there are modifications that can be added to existing systems. Adding aerators or flow restrictors to your faucets can help reduce the amount of water they use, and it’s possible to install dual flush valves on toilets that use different amounts of water to handle solid and liquid waste. Talk to your contractor about what kinds of things can be done to help your business.
Don’t overlook the simple things
Sometimes a problem isn’t as scary as it might seem. If your faucet is leaking, it might be something as simple as putting on new washer and ball assemblies. If your toilet is running all the time, it could need a new flapper. Not only can a small fix solve some problems, but regular maintenance can prevent bigger ones.
Hire a commercial plumbing service
Whether you’re looking for an inspection to make sure everything is in working order or a repair crew that can fix what’s wrong with your plumbing, Command7 can help. Reach out at 855-214-2168 or fill out our contact form to talk about our services in more detail and get a quote that fits your commercial plumbing needs.