Trust A Local Company To Handle Your Commercial Plumbing Needs

You’re certainly not going to try to make major repairs to a commercial plumbing system on your own, and it’s not something we would recommend for a maintenance crew with only general handyman experience. It’s a good idea to have the number of a commercial plumbing company you trust on hand so that you can make repairs as needed and ensure that they are done right.

Things to Look for in a Plumbing Company

  • Choose a company that offers all of the commercial services you’ll need. When searching around for the right plumber for your business, you want to look for a company that specializes in commercial properties, not one that only has experience in residential plumbing. You don’t want to find out, for example, that the plumbing company you hired to fix your leaky sinks cannot offer the grease trap service you need next week. Do your research, and see that the company offers the services you’ll need later on.
  • Find a company big enough to provide service when you need it. There are plenty of local companies out there that are small enough to have friendly, reliable technicians and staff, but big enough to provide service when you need it. Many companies offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services, and a quality company should have convenient and reasonable scheduling times that make sense for your business.
  • Work with a team you can trust. When you call a commercial plumbing company to handle your needs, you want it to have someone there who you’ll want to come back and provide service the next time something goes wrong. Calling a new company each time you need service—contractors who are not familiar with the layout of your plumbing, your past services, or the nature of your business—may not be able to provide the level of service you want. Find someone trustworthy, with positive reviews and a history in the area, so that you can feel confident you’ll have a plumber you want to call back time and time again.

Call VanMech Plumbing & Heating for expert plumbing service for your commercial property.

When to Call for Commercial Plumbing Repair Services

Commercial plumbing problems are not things that anyone really wants to deal with. They’re often expensive, gross, and disruptive to the daily operations of the business in which they occur. You know as well as we do, though, that ignoring a plumbing problem only gives it the time it needs to get even worse. If you suspect that your commercial plumbing system is dealing with some sort of plumbing problem, you should call for repairs as soon as possible. The faster you have the issues dealt with, the better off your commercial plumbing system will be. Below are some common signs that your plumbing system is dealing with a problem that requires repairs.

Falling Water Pressure

It’s never a good sign to have your water pressure drop. It could happen for a number of different reasons, all of which are going to need professional services to be fixed. You might have a large leak diverting water out of your plumbing system, or a blockage preventing the water from flowing as smoothly through the pipes as it should. You’re going to need to contact a plumber to find out which one it is, though.

Visible Lime Scale

Somewhat related to the first problem, limescale is a kind of mineral deposit that shows up in areas that have been exposed to hard water for a long period of time. While the mineral deposits are not dangerous to your health, they are potentially quite dangerous to the health of the plumbing system.  The longer the limescale builds up in the system, the more it will restrict the flow of water. This will prevent the plumbing from operating as efficiently as it should. If the limescale isn’t removed in time, it will harden and become nearly impossible to remove without replacing the affected pipe sections. If you notice a white, chalky film in the sinks and other areas of the building that are frequently subjected to water from the plumbing system, you probably have limescale in your pipes. You should consult with a professional about installing a water softener.

Unusually High Water Bills

You should keep an eye on your monthly water bills, and make sure that you call a plumber if you notice them start to rise higher than you think is accurate for how much water your building is using. Unusual spikes in the cost of water bills are often a sign that there is a leak somewhere in the system. You may not notice the water leaving the system, but you still have to pay for it. Once the leak is fixed, your water bills should return to normal.

These are just a few of the symptoms that might indicate a problem with your commercial plumbing. If you are suspicious that your plumbing system has a leak in it, even if you’re not sure, contact a professional just to make sure.

VanMech offers comprehensive commercial plumbing services in Vancouver, Canada. If you need commercial plumbing repair services, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional plumbers.  

Why You Should Include Plumbing in your Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of the year again! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and spring is in the air. As we wave goodbye to winter and welcome the new season, we tend to approach life with more energy and optimism. For most of us a lot of this newfound energy will be used for cleaning and organizing. While doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget about the fixtures that keep your home in working order. Here’s a few ways to clean and maintain your plumbing system:

Check Your Pipes

Take a look at the pipes both inside and outside of your home to make sure that none of them are dripping or leaking

Clean Your Drains

Even if the drain does not appear to be clogged, cleaning it will prevent a clog from forming. Try using a bacterial drain cleaner to clear any debris. A mesh strainer is also a good idea to keep clogs from forming.

Clean Mineral Buildup

Faucets and shower heads can accumulate buildup over time. A good way to clean them is with vinegar or a calcium removing solution.

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal sees a lot on a daily basis, which is why it’s so important to take care of. To properly clean your disposal; throw in some ice cubes and lemons (without the rind) and let it run for a minute or so with the water turned off. Not only does this clear debris, it also leaves a refreshing citrus scent.

Check Your Water Heater

Make sure there are no leaks and that the temperature is set to no higher than 120 degrees. This is also a good time to have your water heater flushed in order to prevent sediment buildup

If you have any questions or concerns about your fixtures or plumbing system, please feel free to call.