By far, one of the most infuriating things about maintaining your commercial plumbing system is that it has to be maintained, particularly the sewer and drain system, even if you do not see most it and you don’t get much warning when something goes wrong. It is important to catch any issues with the drainage system as early on as possible; and this is exactly why regular preventative maintenance and cleaning is a must.
But, it must be noted that preventive maintenance cannot, for sure, guarantee that you will never have to deal with some type of problem. You will still need to know what the warning signs are to realize that your drainage system is in trouble, just in case you have to deal with something in between regular repair and maintenance appointments. Keeping that in mind, here are three important indicators that you need to call out commercial plumbers in Brisbane or in your local area for your commercial drain repair.
1. The system regularly backs-up
The odd backup every now and then really isn’t a big deal. But, when it starts to happen frequently, you are going to have to pay attention. Regular backups may be a result of a build-up of waste in your drain pipe. It may also be a partial blockage a little further down in the sewer system which can stop wastewater draining efficiently from the plumbing system. In severe cases, it is possible that there is a bellying somewhere in the system, or rather, a place where the pipe has shifted out of position and created a bottleneck where there really shouldn’t be one. It could even be that tree roots have infested some part of the drain line and restricting water flow. If you experience frequent backups in your commercial drain, it’s time to call for repairs as soon as possible.
2. Slow drainage
Very similar to the above issue, slow drainage may indicate several problems. It may be that something like waste in the drain line should be cleaned out, or it could be due to a lime scale build-up which requires a little more effort to repair. If the lime scale has been building up for some time, it may have hardened, making it rather difficult to remove without causing damage to the pipe that it is attached it. If the drains are draining a little slower than they usually should, it’s time to call the professionals.
3. Foul pools
If you have a septic system, you will know that when disgusting pools of water start forming, it’s time to get a plumber in. A very similar thing applies to commercial systems. If a rupture or leak happens in your drain line, wastewater could escape into the soil and bubble up, creating pools on top of the ground. This really isn’t a good sign, and can indicate a severe breach in the drain system. If you notice fetid pools forming, and they seem to be growing over time, it’s time to have a professional examine the system as early as possible.
If you notice any of the signs we’ve discussed above, consult a professional immediately.