Commercial Plumbing Myths

Published Date: July 21st, 2023 | Category: Plumbing Tips

Do you own or manage a business? Chances are that you either have or will face a commercial plumbing issue at your business. Luckily, here at All Ways Drains, we offer commercial plumbing to New Brighton and the surrounding Twin Cities area!

As experts in commercial plumbing, we want to make sure that you are aware of a few common commercial plumbing myths. These myths can end up causing further, expensive damage to your business. If in doubt, if you notice something off with your plumbing, give us a call as soon as possible!

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As long as it’s draining, it’s alright.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There are other signs that may indicate a problem long before your drain stops draining entirely. If your drain is starting to work slower and slower, that’s a good indication that a fully clogged drain is on the horizon.

Like most issues, clogged drains are easier to solve when caught early. Regular drain cleaning can prevent any unexpected clogs from arising and disrupting your business.

Anything can be flushed.

While many home and business owners alike fall into this trap, it can be especially hazardous in a business with public restrooms. Just because a toilet can flush something, doesn’t mean that it is not wreaking havoc on your plumbing system.

When you flush something that isn’t meant to be flushed, you can cause blockages and other issues within your plumbing and sewer systems. The best way to avoid trash being flushed is to place trash cans near each toilet and post signs identifying which items are allowed to be flushed.

Slow leaks aren’t a big problem.

Many think that because it’s just a slow or small leak, that it’s not really a big deal. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A small or slow leak can easily become a large and fast leak, which can cause water damage and require more expensive repairs.

Plus, if you have multiple small leaks, your water usage can increase dramatically – causing your water bill to skyrocket. When you notice a leak, no matter the size or speed, the best option is to call a plumber to come fix the issue right away.

Soap is the best cleaner for plumbing.

Soap is a great cleaner for hands and skin; however, the average hand soap isn’t designed to keep plumbing fixtures clean. When cleaning your sinks and toilets, be sure to use the appropriate specialized commercial cleaners!

Any plumber can handle the repairs.

All reputable plumbers should be trained in basic plumbing skills, but that doesn’t mean that every plumber will provide the same quality of work. When you have a commercial plumbing issue, you want a plumber who is well-versed in local codes and regulations and who has worked on similar issues in the past.

At All Ways Drains, we are proud to support New Brighton businesses with the best commercial plumbing services available in the Twin Cities area. Call All Ways Drains today at 612-922-9422 or request a free estimate! We have an emergency plumber available 24/7, 365 days a year.