Tampa-Based MaintenX Gives Plumbing Tips for Florida Summers

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MaintenX International wants to help facility managers handle plumbing and maintenance challenges that are unique to Florida.

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Don’t assume that home plumbing issues only occur during the cold, winter months.

Florida has unique plumbing challenges for facility managers, especially during the summer months, as summertime brings plenty of sunshine, vacationers and heavy rain. Most people tend to focus on air conditioning issues, however, plumbing issues can easily develop out of sight.

“Don’t assume that home plumbing issues only occur during the cold, winter months. Most issues with home or business plumbing can be mitigated if caught early,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “For example, when a restaurant is experiencing toilet or sewer clogs, they can dispatch our team and we can address the issue before it becomes a major problem and takes away business or leads to a temporary closure.”

Be vigilant so a a plumbing issue doesn't creep up on you this summer. Here are some of the most common plumbing issues and ways to detect them before a major problem develops:

Don’t ignore sediment:
Limescale is a type of mineral deposit caused by hard water, which builds up inside the pipes over time. As the limescale expands towards the center of the pipe, it restricts the flow of water. Keep an eye out for white mineral deposits around faucets or showerheads. If limescale is visible in these areas, it is almost certainly in your pipes. A maintenance provider, like MaintenX, can work with your business to create a personalized preventative maintenance schedule to help keep your plumbing in top shape.

Summer rush can lead to bathroom troubles:
During the summer, it is important to be prepared. Not only do you need to remember to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors or decide when and where your family and friends will vacation, you also need to make sure your plumbing is functioning properly. Bathroom usage can easily double during the summer months, due to lightened work schedules and kids home from school. Florida businesses will also see higher usage, as summertime is peak tourist season. Many clogged toilets will require more work than a simple plunger can do. A professional maintenance provider can quickly get things running smoothly again.

Pipe problems:
Florida thunderstorms can dump a lot of water very quickly, which can stress sewer systems and lead to backups. Tree roots can also entangle or grow into a sewage line, resulting in cracks and failures that can become a major problem. If you suspect a sewer backup, schedule a maintenance appointment with a professional to inspect your pipes and ensure they’re in working order.

For more information about MaintenX and the services they provide, visit http://www.maintenx.com.

MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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