Vista, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
Waterless Co., Inc., manufacturers of no-water urinal systems, has just released a list of the five most common plumbing problems facility managers encounter.
The list was compiled based on recent studies in commercial facilities including schools, office buildings, even sports and convention centers; however, many of the problems are experienced in residential settings as well.
According to Waterless Co., the five most common plumbing problems are:
A leaky faucet can typically be repaired by replacing the washer. However, if left unrepaired, it can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. And if a hot-water faucet is leaking, it can increase utility bills significantly.
In commercial facilities, the most commonly clogged drains are kitchen sinks. To prevent clogs in kitchen sinks, avoid pouring greasy substances down the drain and install a garbage disposer. Usually a clogged drain can be cleared with a plunger, but if not, a sewer snake will be needed to break the clog.
“Silent” Toilet Leaks
“Silent” toilet leaks occur when water does not appear to be running but is being released. To find a silent leak, apply coloring to the toilet’s tank. If the color is noticed in the bowl within 15 minutes, then a leak is present. In most cases, a plumber will need to be called. Silent toilet leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water each year.
Clogged toilets can usually be fixed with a plunger. However, when plunging the toilet is not enough, a drain auger or sewer snake will be necessary.
Below a floor drain is a U-shaped pipe. As long as it is filled with water, it blocks sewer odors from being released into the restroom. However, these often dry up, releasing sewer odors. This can be prevented by pouring small amounts of liquid primer such as Everprime® down floor drains every few month.
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