What are the most common Commercial Heating issues?

Commercial water heating is remarkably sturdy but not invincible. You need to be careful about keeping an eye out for signs that the water heater on your commercial property is experiencing any issues. Earlier detection means faster repairs and more damage prevented, which is always better for your system. Have a look below at some of the most common signs that your commercial water heater is in need of repairs.

Problems Meeting Demand

No water heater has an infinite capacity for providing hot water. Enough demand will eventually overwhelm even a large commercial water heater. If your commercial system appears to be struggling to meet even moderate demand, though, then you may have a more serious issue to deal with. Low heat output could mean that there’s sediment buildup on the bottom of the tank, insulating the water inside from the heat generated by the burner assembly. It could also mean that the assembly itself is clogged, or otherwise malfunctioning. You’ll need to have a professional examine the system to be able to tell for certain.

Rapid Temperature Swings

There could be a couple different issues causing a rapid fluctuation between hot and cold water coming out of a faucet, not all of which are related to the water heater. Still, there is a good chance that the commercial water heater is the source. Most often, this kind of problem is caused by a cracked or broken dip tube. The dip tube is a small pipe in tank water heaters that ensures that fresh water flowing into the system doesn’t mix with the hot water leaving the system. If the dip tube is cracked or broken, cold water entering the tank can mix with hot water leaving the tank and create those temperature issues.


We’re not sure how often you actually take a look at your commercial water heater. If you do, though, you should make sure that you never, ever ignore any leaks you notice. Even a small leak in the wrong place can cause immense damage if it is allowed to develop for long enough, up to and including causing the entire storage tank to rupture. Other areas like the circulation pump can be crippled by leaks around seals, preventing it from properly pumping water through the building. Make sure that you call for repairs if you notice a leak anywhere on your water heater.

The best way to prevent further damage due to various water heater issues is to call for repairs as soon as you suspect a problem. Even if you’re not entirely certain that your system is experiencing some kind of issue, at least you can have a professional check it out and make sure that it’s in good working order.

Commercial Plumbing Concerns and Questions

Commercial plumbing systems differ greatly from those found in residential homes. While both residential and commercial plumbing systems are often susceptible to similar issues, the way in which you prevent or address these problems may be different. Understanding the top commercial plumbing concerns your property faces can help you take steps to reduce the impact of these issues on your plumbing to save money, time, and even protect your reputation by ensuring your plumbing is never out of service. When you do need help with your commercial plumbing in Burnaby, Vancouver, don’t hesitate to call your professional plumber for prompt assistance, rather than trying to resolve the issue on your own. Check our homepage to learn more about our services or learn more about us and what we stand for.


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An Aging Plumbing System

The age and maintenance history of your commercial plumbing system are two of the most important factors in its overall performance and its risk for developing problems. Because many commercial properties are established in existing and leased spaces, you may not know how long your plumbing system has been installed or its current condition. Rather than waiting until your plumbing has developed several costly leaks or you have experienced a downturn in the quality of your water due to ageing pipes or appliances, talk to your commercial plumber about performing a comprehensive evaluation of your plumbing system to determine its condition, its risk factors, and the best plan for long-term maintenance.

Clogs and Backups

Just like residential homes, commercial spaces can be prone to clog and backed-up pipes and drains. However, clogs and backups can be a bigger concern in a commercial space due to both the increased usage volume and the potential for property damage and hazardous conditions for employees or clients if a major clog occurs. One of the simplest ways to prevent clogs and backups is to educate employees regarding proper waste management. Clogs are often caused when debris or chemicals are flushed down drains that the pipes are unable to handle. Placing trash cans in easily accessible locations can also reduce the misuse of drains to improve their performance and lower the risk of clogs. If your plumbing system is older or you have had several issues with clogs in the past, talking to your commercial plumber about hydro-jetting could help you restore the like-new condition of your pipes by removing years of buildup left by minerals, grease, fat, and other materials.

Leaky Fixtures

Commercial plumbing fixtures may be used by tens, hundreds, or even thousands of people each day. This frequent use can quickly result in problems such as leaks that waste water, reduce performance, and give your clients the wrong impression of your property. It’s important to keep in mind that even minor leaks will not go away on their own—as soon as you notice a leak, contact your plumber for prompt repairs. Making it easy for employees to report problematic fixtures is a great way to reduce your response time and handle these issues quickly while discussing the best type of fixtures for your needs with your commercial plumber can ensure that you choose high-quality fixtures that will hold up under heavy use.

Are you looking for a service to care for your commercial plumbing in Burnaby, Vancouver? Contact us any time and we will be more than glad to help. Our plumbers have experience with the needs and challenges of commercial plumbing systems to provide the top-quality service you want to protect your property and your plumbing. You can find out more about our comprehensive plumbing services and solutions when you click through our website, where you’ll also discover additional plumbing tips, information, and news on our monthly blog.