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How to Avoid These 3 Common Plumbing Mistakes

Plumbing is central to the success of any building, campus or facility. If people are going to be living, working or playing in a structure, they’ll need water to maintain and clean the building, prepare food and, most importantly, to drink.

It can be easy to treat plumbing as an afterthought, since plumbing systems are typically hidden behind walls and are simply expected to work just as they do at home. Out of sight out of mind. In fact, this tendency to pay insufficient attention to plumbing systems all too often leads to mistakes that can haunt building operations and, ultimately, require costly retrofits to get right.

What are the major considerations for facility managers and owners as it relates to plumbing systems? A few key areas of focus will help make sure your building operates the way it should:

  1. Pressure – The most common plumbing issue revolves around water pressure. One of the major objectives in a building water system is to ensure that there’s sufficient water pressure all the way along the line, including at the furthest fixture.
  2. Potable Water – If pressure and delivery are the most talked about plumbing features, water quality is right behind them in terms of its effect on your building and the people occupying it.
  3. Hard Water – A third, and final, issue facing many buildings is hard water. Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium. The harder the water and the more it is untreated, the more likely it is to cause issues.

Read more about these three here, then give LES a call to discuss your drain line cleaning & assessment and plumbing needs.

Credit: FacilitiesNet.