Whether you need to repair a burst pipe or inspect leaky equipment, a trusted plumbing professional can help keep your building running smoothly. However, few realize the important role that plumbers play in maintaining your tenants’ health and safety.
While every property manager knows the risks and liabilities associated with water damage, the personal risk to one’s health is equally catastrophic. If left untreated, mildew, molds, and waterborne contaminants can cause serious illnesses leading to hospitalization. Plus, dangerous impurities can leach into your water supply if your building is equipped with outdated pipes.
Protecting Against Molds and Pathogens
A simple water leak doesn’t sound like much, but they can wreak havoc on your property and your health. Not only can water damages cost building owners tens of thousands of dollars in repairs, but they can lead to the growth of molds and other health hazards.
Hiring plumbers or water damage restoration professionals can help prevent the onset of mold, black water damage, and dirty water damage. Whereas dirty and black water damage contains hazardous microorganisms and sewage contamination, clean water damage can still lead to infections and disease by providing an environment for mold and fungal growth.
To protect your building, have plumbers regularly inspect your plumbing fixtures such as faucets and sinks to make sure there are no risk areas for water damage.
Keeping Your Drinking Water Clean
Public health experts estimate that clean, drinkable water has saved more lives than any medical achievement in recent years. To maintain our drinking water standards, plumbers monitor our water supply and pipes to ensure that contaminants are kept out.
Although once common, waterborne diseases have been all but eliminated in most developed countries thanks to regular maintenance from plumbing professionals. Plumbers implement strict testing procedures to monitor the concentration of hazardous metals, such as lead, in a building’s drinking water.
Trust the Professionals
At LPI Mechanical Inc., we’ve built a reputation for plumbing excellence. For 20 years, our team of plumbers and HVAC specialists have helped countless customers restore their commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings after sustaining water damage. More importantly, we’ve helped protect many more by preventing water leaks and floods before they happen.
With operations based in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, our plumbing professionals have the industry experience to satisfy your building’s individual needs. As recipients of the 2017 BOMA Pinnacle Award for Service ‘Above & Beyond’, we are recognized for our service excellence in the commercial real estate industry. To find out more about our award-winning group of plumbers, we invite you to reach out to our team today.