While summer is the perfect time for kicking back and relaxing, our plumbing systems have to work overtime during those hot summer months. In the summertime, industrial plumbing systems are put under heavy strain thanks to the hot weather. From sewage backups to sprinkler mishaps, you need to be prepared for it all.
To prevent your building against the most common summertime plumbing problems, we put together this quick guide. At LPI Mechanical Inc., we’ve helped building owners across Canada install, maintain, and repair their plumbing systems. With our years of industry knowledge, you can enjoy the sunshine this summer without having to worry about your plumbing.
The hot and humid summer months are known to bring rainy weather along with them. Even in commercial and industrial properties, heavy rainfall and flash floods can cause severe structural damage to your basement.
Drainage systems overwhelmed by rainfall usually lead to sky-high insurance claims. Fortunately, you can prevent floods before they happen by having a professional grade your property. If the building’s grading is at risk, additional drainage can be installed to slope water away from your property. Also, installing a sump pump is another important preventative measure.
Backed-up Sewer Lines
Summertime storm surges can cause your local sewer lines to fill. However, proper sewer maintenance can prevent your drains from backing up and causing damage to your building. We recommend trusting a professional to install drain plugs in each of your building’s drain gates. This way, you can prevent sewage from flowing back up through your pipes.
Clear Your Clogged Drains
Your building’s drain system flushes more than just water. Oils, grease, hair, and other gunk accumulate in your drains before they wind up in your local sewer lines. Although some debris can be trapped and removed, most of it will eventually collect in your building’s pipes.
If left unchecked, accumulated debris can wreak havoc on your piping system. If your pipes are partially blocked, professional plumbers can remove the stoppages before severe clogs occur. Don’t wait until it is too late. Hire plumbing specialists to power flush your building’s drains and sewer lines to blast debris using pressurized water. Or, plumbing snakes can be used to clear stubborn clogs from the base of the drain.
Replace Your Hose Bib
Hose bibs are faucets that deliver water from indoors to outdoors. They serve an important function in any building’s water supply system. However, they tend to suffer from regular wear and tear due to their exposure to the elements during the winter.
Before the summer season heats up, check your building’s hose bibs. Turn them on and off and ensure that no leaks exist. If your faucet continually drips after you have shut the spigot off, you will need to replace the hose bib. Even if no rust or cosmetic damage is evident on the bib, the internal shutoff valve may be too damaged to properly hold water. Trust professional plumbers to replace leaky hose bibs, as shoddy installation often only exacerbates the problem.
Trust the Industry Experts
When you hire the experts at LPI Mechanical Inc. you invest in the longevity of your building. For almost 20 years, our team has specialized in providing professional HVAC and plumbing solutions for the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors. In as many years, we’ve built a reputation as Canada’s leader in the plumbing and heating industries.
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