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When Should I Upgrade my Business Plumbing?

January 16, 2017

When Should I Upgrade my Business Plumbing?

Wondering if it’s about time to upgrade your business plumbing? There are a few situations where a plumbing upgrade is necessary or recommended, and it’s extremely important you do those upgrades as soon as possible. Bad, old, or inadequate plumbing for your business can cause major problems down the road if they’re not addressed.

Low Pressure

If you’re experiencing low water when turning on the hot water, its probably because the pipes have started to clog up. This runs especially true if your plumbing system currently consists of galvanized pipes. Regardless of the reason why, low pressure in your pipes means something isn’t running correctly so you will need to have a plumber come out and check to see if you need a plumbing upgrade for your business.

Bad Sewer Lines

Over time, your sewer lines can become root-bound or break. If you suspect there’s something wrong with your sewer line, call your local plumbing specialist to have them take a look with a camera. If there is something wrong with the sewer line, it’s time to upgrade your sewer line with newer, more resilient plumbing lines. Otherwise, you could run into a real unfortunate situation down the line.

Lead and Polybutylene Pipes

It’s important to know the type of plumbing materials used in your business. If your business has lead or polybutylene plumbing, then the time to upgrade your business plumbing is now. Lead pipes leach lead into water, which is an obvious health hazard. Polybutylene pipes were plumbing pipes used up until the 90’s that are prone to breaking at any time, leaving you with massive water damage.

During Remodeling

If you’re currently remodeling your office or business, take this as an opportunity to have a plumber perform a plumbing inspection of your plumbing lines. If the plumber finds something wrong, have them upgrade your business plumbing during the remodel. It’s a great opportunity to save yourself money on the demolition, as well as the cost of any downtime involved with a re-plumbing of your office.

If you’re wondering whether it’s time to upgrade your business plumbing, get in touch with your local plumber for advice. Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is an Eldersburg, MD plumber located in Carroll County, MD who has provided full-service commercial plumbing to the area for over 20 years. To schedule an appointment with Michael Runk, give us a call at 410-781-6791 or fill out the contact us form on our website today.


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