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4 Water-Related Problems to Watch For

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

4 Water-Related Problems to Watch For

The structural integrity of your commercial property in Dublin,GA, relies on an intact, dependable plumbing system. When something goes wrong, such as a blocked sewer, it can cause significant water damage that can end up costing thousands of dollars to repair. Keeping an eye out for signs of trouble can help you fix a problem before it gets too out of hand.

Old Sewer Lines

If your building has cast iron sewer lines, they may have been installed more than 25 years ago. While they are sturdy, nothing lasts forever. Some signs that your sewer lines are deteriorating include:

  • Frequent drain clogs
  • Sludge or warped appearance in landscaping
  • Smell of sewer gas

If you call your plumber early, you may be able to repair the most worn out pipes. Otherwise, your blocked sewer could mean you need to replace the whole system.

Pipe Damage

Whether inside or underneath your building, pipe breaks can cause quite a bit of damage. Factors such as extreme temperatures and poor water quality can weaken pipes. Call water restoration specialists as soon as you notice the problem in order to avoid secondary damage such as mold growth.

Toilet Backup

A common occurrence in commercial buildings is toilet overflow. A clogged toilet on one floor can not only cause problems in that restroom but also in the floor below as it seeps down through the ceiling. Have restrooms checked frequently not just for cleanliness but also for necessary maintenance.

Foundation Damage

Over time, plumbing problems can dampen and displace your soil, affecting the stability of your building's foundation. If your foundation cracks, you will likely see the effects when cracks show up on your exterior walls or when the building shift makes doors harder to open and close.
A blocked sewer doesn't just affect your plumbing system; it can cause problems throughout your building. Fast detection and remediation are the keys to minimizing the damage sewer problems can cause.

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