As a facility manager, you're tasked with managing the plumbing systems within one facility or several and are expected to play many roles, often with limited time.
Whether you're faced with a plumbing emergency or you simply need a reputable, dependable plumbing contractor in your court, Comfort Systems USA Southwest has the experience and capabilities to provide the right plumbing solutions for you.
We pride ourselves on providing solutions that are economically feasible and deliver results that keep you and your best interest in mind.
The following six plumbing pro-tips can help you save time, money, property damage, and potential legal trouble.
1. Licensed, Bonded and Insured Matters
Hiring a plumber unfit for the job not only puts your tenants' health and safety at risk, but did you know that hiring and unlicensed contractor is illegal in some states? Avoid fines and serious property damage by confirming your contractor has both commercial liability insurance and a surety bond.
It's also wise to obtain three references, whether they're from another facilities manager or a reputable online review website.
2. Know What Constitutes an Emergency
To protect the health and safety of your tenants and your property, these situations would warrant a call to a plumbing contractor:
Gas line leaks
Comfort Systems USA Southwest can handle all of these plumbing emergencies with a quick service call.
3. Corrosion Happens
The timing of corrosion all depends on the pipes' material and the chemical and physical properties of what is going through those pipes.
Comfort Systems USA Southwest has a video scope inspection tool that can diagnose any problems with your pipes. If we do detect a problem during this inspection, our plumbers can repair and restore the pipes to their former condition.
4. Never Accept a Diagnosis Over the Phone
A contractor cannot and should not give you a plumbing diagnosis or a quote over the phone. There are problems such as tree roots in your sewer lines that obviously cannot be seen without a thorough, on-site inspection by a licensed, bonded, and insured plumber. Save yourself surprise charges and do this right the first time.
5. Leaky Toilets = Your Money Down the Toilet
One leaky toilet in your facility can waste up to 90,000 gallons of month. Surely, your facility has more than one toilet, so you can imagine the mammoth water bills that could ensue if leaks are left unchecked!
Comfort Systems USA Southwest's plumbers can help you locate and repair these leaks in your facility, resulting in reduced water costs. Not to mention, you'll help conserve one of our most precious natural resources.
6. Inspect Water Heating Systems Regularly
It's imperative to inspect your buildings' water heating systems regularly.
Comfort Systems USA Southwest will drain your water heating system, which flushes out any sediment that has built up over time.
Contact us today to determine how we can serve your business' plumbing needs.