When it comes down to maintaining pipes in commercial buildings, why would you want a preventive maintenance approach? If your current strategy is reactive and based on waiting for problems before they happen then upgrading can help avoid costly major repairs.
1. Reactive Maintenance vs Preventative Maintenance
Reactive plumbing maintenance waits for failure before any action is taken. Emergency repairs, water damage to buildings, and disruption to business make this a dangerous strategy.
Preventive maintenance is the planning of repairs to vital organs before they fail, with routine pipe inspections to capture early warning signs of pipe failure.
2. Creating a Preventive Maintenance Plan:
The audit provides a roadmap for restoring your plumbing system. A preventive maintenance program begins with an assessment of which pipes are currently working and where they might fail, before moving on to the next step which involves pinpointing deadlines based on how long it'll take you to fix all those broken pieces starting at one endpoint the total building pipeline and proceeding backward until everything's been fixed.
3. The First Phase Of Pipe Failure:
The first step in plumbing failure is often corrosion. Corrosion can cause many different plumbing failures, but it often starts with a drop in water pressure. In your drinking water connections, this may indicate a drop in water pressure. For your drainage lines, this may indicate a slow drain or frequent blockage in your drainage system.
4. The Second Phase Of Pipe Failure:
The second stage of pipe failure is one where significant leaks are present. This can result in visible watermarks on roofs and walls or even sewage backup.
5. The Final Phase Of Pipe Failure:
The final stage of pipe failure is a complete break which could lead to flooding inside the building where water connects or sewage seeps into land creating puddles that are seen through open spaces.
6. Identify Pipe Issues In Earlier:
The preventative maintenance program is a great way to avoid these types of plumbing failures. By replacing or relining your pipes before they develop significant leaks, you can keep water bills lower and experience increased efficiency in everyday tasks.
7. Record the Pipe Rating:
Switch to preventive maintenance on a wider pipe rating. This estimate describes the age of your pipes and accurately describes their condition so that you can make a plan to replace or replace the pipes well without any problems.