Commercial Plumbing In Your Building
If you are the owner of a commercial building then you need to be aware of the needs of commercial plumbing. Though there are differences between commercial plumbing in Sydney to London and around the world, there are many simple similarities that as a commercial building owner you need to be aware of. To that end, here are three key things you need to be aware of when it comes to commercial plumbing.
- Your Duty: You may only have a handful of staff or you might have hundreds of employees, regardless of the number, the onus is on you as the owner to ensure that everything is fully functional within the building, including the plumbing. When you are informed of an issue, or find one yourself, it is important that you act immediately to prevent any potential damage to the rest of the building. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a preferred plumbing service and to keep their number close to hand.
- The General Public: It is an interesting phenomenon that many people won’t treat the plumbing in commercial or public places with the same respect as they do for the plumbing in their own home. To discourage such damaging behaviour, it is important to provide ample services and measures to protect your plumbing. For instance, to limit clogging of toilets with items that cannot be flushed, provide feminine hygiene product bins in each stall of the women’s bathrooms. Also, consider not providing paper towels for hand drying, but a hand dryer instead. Toilets should also be installed with automatic flushes to prevent build-ups and blockages of waste.
- Safety Measures: When you are dealing with water, you are going to have to deal with leaks. Make sure your staff are aware of what to do if a leak does occur and creates a pool of water on the floor, even if this is placing a sign to alert others and calling a cleaner and a plumber. If you leave the puddle alone, a person may slip and injure themselves, which could lead to an expensive lawsuit.
These are simple things to be aware of, and in reality, apply just as much to industrial plumbing in Sydney as they do to commercial plumbing in Sydney. If you are considering commercial plumbers in Sydney, call G.F. James Plumbing on (02) 9649 1099, or enquire online about our services at www.gfjamesplumbing.com.au.