Have you ever noticed how plumbing problems never occur when it’s a rainy Tuesday and you have nothing to do? Of course not. Plumbing issues arise in the middle of the night, on holidays or when you have a store full of customers.

Small business owners are not exempt from plumbing problems. Overflowing toilets, clogged drains and broken pipes can all affect how smoothly your office runs, and at times, if you can even open your doors. For that reason, it’s best to have a relationship with a commercial plumber so you can rest easy any time of the day or night.

Why Use a Commercial Plumbing Contractor?

Time is money, and if you don’t have a plan to prevent your time from being wasted on finding a trustworthy, licensed contractor who is willing to come to your business for a plumbing emergency, you’re losing money. As commercial plumbing contractors, Flotechs Plumbing & Heating team services your needs when they occur, not hours later. Building a relationship with licensed and insured workers means you can trust that the job will be done properly – from new construction installation to upgrading old plumbing systems – and setting up a commercial plumbing account in advance means you don’t have to worry about the unpredictable.

Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

As a business owner, you’re inclined to have a tackle-it-yourself mentality, especially with what may first appear to be small tasks. However, small issues can become major problems, so building a relationship with a commercial plumbing contractor allows you to concentrate on running your business, not tending to plumbing issues. Some of the most common commercial plumbing problems include:

  • Leaks: Leaky pipes, faucets or toilets can be considered more of an annoyance than a legitimate plumbing problem, but persistent leaks can become more severe as time goes on. Save your commercial property from the threats of significant water loss by being mindful of leaks. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid major damage from a burst pipe, rot and mold can develop from a constant drip. A professional inspection will give you peace of mind that your business is protected.
  • Hot water issues: A loss of hot water can be a major blow to some businesses, especially those in the food or health industry. If you commercial grade hot water heater is malfunctioning, you’ll need a plumber to service it right away.
  • Sewer stench: Old pipes are largely to blame for offensive sewer smells that can seep into businesses. Avoid losing customers to the off-putting smell by having the issue serviced immediately.
  • Clogged pipes: From the toilet to the sink, a clogged drain creates a number of problems in an office setting. The smell of sitting water can begin to fill the space, customers and employees are unable to use the facilities and personal hygiene is compromised when workers can’t wash their hands. Having your pipes serviced on a regular basis will help prevent clogs and having a commercial plumbing contractor on call will get you back up and running sooner.

For business owners who rent their retail or office space, keeping a relationship with a licensed commercial plumber is one way to save yourself money and time. Each lease agreement is different, so be sure to communicate with the property owner and read your agreement carefully. Even if your landlord agrees to repair or service any plumbing issues, their response time may not be as immediate as you need, potentially costing you customers or assets. Creating an account with a commercial plumbing contractor before a pipe bursts or toilet clogs is your insurance on keeping your doors open and business flowing.

Flotechs Plumbing & Heating operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Westchester County, NY.  We welcome large and small commercial accounts and invite you to call and introduce yourself – having a relationship established with a plumber when you own and operate a business is one thing that’s often overlooked.