Signs Your Commercial Plumbing System Needs Maintenance

Commercial Plumbing

Commercial plumbing systems tend to be more complicated than other areas of plumbing, but that is not to say that maintenance is a difficult task. With the help of an excellent plumber, your commercial plumbing systems can be easily maintained.

Many people are not sure of what to look for when it comes to problems with their commercial plumbing systems. Because these systems tend to be more intricate than simple residential piping, it can be hard to spot problems. With the help of this article, you should be able to spot any issues before they turn serious.

Commercial Plumbing: Warning Signs


Commercial plumbing systems may have active leaks that are hardly noticeable. Any leaks that are occurring are not normal and likely indicate that there is a problem within the plumbing system. Because commercial plumbing systems tend to be large, it can be hard to spot these leaks but doing so could save the entire system.

Noticeable damage

Another sign that your commercial plumbing system needs maintenance is if there is noticeable damage to the pipes or tubes. Signs of damage may include corrosion, dents, or discoloration. When a commercial plumbing system is experiencing problems, the pipes or other components sometimes reflect the issues.

These signs of damage may be noticeable around entry points for pipes or tubing such as near toilets or sinks. Water stains or dents may appear if the system is not working properly.

The color of the water

Even if you are not a plumber, you should know that a change in water color indicates a serious problem within the plumbing system. Unlike with your home’s plumbing, a commercial system may make it difficult to find the source of this discoloration.

Yellow, red, or orange water can be signs of rust. Green water might be a result of bacterial growth. Blackwater could indicate that mold is growing in the piping. When you see a change in watercolor, call a commercial plumber to ensure your water is safe.


Commercial plumbing systems may experience repeated or excessive backups when there are problems within the system. These backups likely mean that everything is not flowing properly and is causing waste to get backed up or clogged. A plumber can find what is impeding the flow of water and clear the problem.

Hire a commercial plumber

Commercial plumbing systems can be complex, but with the help of the right plumber, your commercial building can be on its way to having a great working system. Routine maintenance is necessary, but it can be difficult to know exactly how often a plumber needs to inspect your system. Keep an eye out for these signs so that you can quickly handle any problems before they damage your plumbing.

Reach out to us with any questions so that we can help you further. Give us a call or stop by our office. We are happy to help keep your commercial plumbing in excellent condition.

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