How the Little Things Add Up: Get these 3 Hidden Plumbing Issues Checked to Save On Your Monthly Utilities
It's an understatement to say that everything needs to add up when it comes to maintaining your business, and the commercial property that you operate in. Likewise, your utilities will add up throughout the year, creating a sizable portion of your overheads that you simply won't be able to ignore. Instead of sweeping these periodic amounts under the rug while trying to maximise your profitability through other areas of your business, have you considered how you could be saving more by addressing any hidden issues of your plumbing which you might not have previously considered ?
Being in our business for as long as we have, we can most certainly point out at least three areas of any commercial property that would be worth having our plumber take a look at. Most people typically assume that saving on your utilities will largely involve being more disciplined with your water use and any waste produced as a result of it, but you should always consider the value that timely property maintenance can bring if you've been thinking of minimising your overheads. Read on to see the top three areas that we'd recommend you get our plumbers to take a look at during your next commercial maintenance request.
Roofing and Guttering Can Cause Leaks and Hefty Replacements
There's a reason why we emphasise roofing and guttering as a specialisation among our services. This is mainly because of how much it could cost you to have your roofing and guttering replaced because of wear and tear. We've easily seen these situations requiring property owners to spend upwards of $10,000 just to replace old roofing and guttering that was causing underlying water damage to structural areas of their property. Left that way for long enough, there's no telling what kind of disaster this could spell for a business!
Worn Out Tiles May Be Concealing Underlying Issues
Tiling's not an easy job, and here's an important reason why. If you've ever noticed poorly-tiled surfaces, or grouting that's worn or incomplete, it might be prudent for you to consider what might lie beneath such surfaces. Tiled surfaces often provide a form of water-resistance that helps to maintain the structural integrity of your property: so imagine what could be developing below an improperly-tiled surface that's letting water seep through!
Poorly Maintained Hot Water Units Can Be Costing You More with Every Bill
Because most hot water units have a functional life of between 8 - 10 years, it's easy to understand why people tend to overlook their operability. Assuming that you're the type that gets your hot water units serviced frequently, you could easily extend this functional life by up to 20 years. However, replacements might cost you more - especially if you're running a hot water unit that's been neglected for awhile.
Tait Plumbing Can Provide Timely Maintenance Services to Help Save On Your Bills
No matter the state that your commercial premises are in, it always helps to keep the contact of a commercial plumbing and maintenance service that can do it all. Whether this concerns a general need for maintenance, or if you need our help addressing a specific problem, we are always happy to provide our expertise when you call us at 0418 322 537 for help.
Do you know if your plumber is certified for working on gas plumbing? Should it matter? We'd be concerned if anyone were to consider this a trivial matter – of course you should always have a certified specialist to work on your gas fitting! Be it for installing or decommissioning gas appliances, there's simply no telling how much worse a situation can get if a gas fitting job were handled unprofessionally. Thankfully, most commercial plumbing services do take the effort to provide certified and specialist gas plumbing talent, when it comes to supporting their clients' needs for facility maintenance. However, we also understand that it may seem reasonable to go 'off book' when hiring a freelancer or temporary contractor to work on any ad-hoc jobs.
These can include some gas fitting related jobs, such as:
However, there's simply no point risking a mishap when it comes to finding a certified professional to help you in any of these scenarios. It simply does not pay to have these crucial and potentially hazardous components of your facility botched up. Work with a plumber who details this up-front. Like our team at Tait Plumbing, most certified gas plumbers will communicate this in a crystal clear way, whether they are able to provide certified gas fitting services, or not.
But Don't All Pipes Work the Same Way?
This is of course, an easy misconception to prove. Especially with how tampering with the wrong pipe could cause serious damage and harm to your premises, and those in it! The good news is that plenty of full-service and commercial plumbers make it a point to provide certified gas fitting services. But you should always be doubly sure about their ability to provide such a service, and not assume that they would be naturally able to help because 'a pipe is just a pipe'.
Interestingly also, is the distinction between a gas fitter, and a gas plumber. While it may seem awfully particular - it might help you to understand that a gas fitter is able to help with any installation and removal or gas appliances such as stoves and BBQs. However, only a gas plumber is able to help you out if your facility faces any need for gas piper repairs and maintenance.
Contact Tait Plumbing Right Away if You Find Need for a Complete Commercial Plumbing Service
Regardless of what your facility needs, it always helps to work with professionals who can provide a comprehensive service. Tait Plumbing strives to deliver exactly that, and our team of certified gas fitters and plumbers in Melton will surely be able to assist with these needs you might have, to do with your gas plumbing and appliances. Call us for an obligation-free quote today on 0418 322 537.
There's plenty of reason why we keep to the belief that no piece of technology is fool-proof. Don't take us for luddites – being professional plumbers, we know all too well that even the best piece of technology can be prone to failure or malfunction. Case in point, this applies all too well when it comes to commercial backflow maintenance. While plenty of commercial property managers understand well enough how a backflow prevention device is useful in doing as its name suggests, the truth of the matter is that even these devices can fail from time to time. Whether due to wear and tear, or simply due to a need for repairs as a result of a malfunction, this is where Tait Plumbing can come to your rescue.
A Legal Requirement, to Save A Whole Lot of Mess!
Did you know that it's a legal requirement for Australian businesses to conduct their annual backflow testing? Trust us to know this for a fact: we provide backflow testing as a staple service in any of our jobs related to commercial annual maintenance. Due to the occupational health and safety concerns related to backflow testing, it's easy to understand how it comes about as a legal requirement to ensure no contaminated water enters your premises' plumbing water supply. Believe us when we say that backflows can be as putrid as they sound!
Regardless of whether you've had the misfortune of experiencing this for yourself or not, backflow mishaps often occur as a result of a drop in water pressure. When this happens, contaminated water may flow back into your plumbing system. This can happen due to a number of causes, with some among them being:
- Burst pipes,
- Frozen pipes, or
- A sharp increase in water usage.
Helping You to Ensure Safe and Drinkable Water Usage in Your Commercial Premises
You surely won't need us to remind you of the possible horrors that could come about, should such a scenario involving a backflow mishap happen within a facility such as a strata-managed development, or within an aged care home! Our plumbers at Tait Plumbing are always more than ready to help you if you find an immediate need to get your backflow maintenance squared away. Whether your facility needs an immediate remedy due to an emergency, or a new backflow prevention device installed, we are always ready to assist.
Call Tait Plumbing for All Your Commercial Backflow Maintenance Needs Today
Trust that Tait Plumbing will be ready to assist you, whether in the event of an emergency or if you need help with your ongoing commercial backflow maintenance. We work with clients all across Melbourne, whether you need a commercial plumber Kensington or Sunshine businesses would regard just as highly. Simply call our team of experts today on 0418 322 537 for an obligation-free discussion.
Tait Plumbing brings an experienced team of certified plumbers to provide plumbing services across Melton and its surrounding suburbs. We use the word 'comprehensive' with good reason when it comes to describing how we can help our customers. Be it to do with a need for emergency plumbing or otherwise, you can always count on our expertise and years of experience if there's ever a plumbing job you need done right.
From industrial environments to domestic premises, and from suburbs as far out as Truganina to Taylors Lake, know that we are always ready to provide you with a dependable plumbing service that aims to take care of it all. If you are ever in need of emergency plumbing or otherwise, you should never hesitate to give our team a call. Tait Plumbing aims to provide a dependable, one stop solution when it comes to any need for plumbing-related fixes. We are also fortunate to have talented and certified gas plumbers as part of our team, and can likewise help with those matters.
Understanding Your Commercial Facility's Plumbing-related Needs
Plenty of our clients who run commercial facilities will require annual maintenance plumbing services, which include taking care of a facility's fire services and backflow devices, to name just a couple of examples. Annual maintenance services such as ours help square away the bulk of your facility's annual maintenance needs, so this can help to reduce the frequency of any emergencies that may crop up along the way to hinder your operations. When we provide annual maintenance services, our team at Tait Plumbing often delivers a mix of the following services:
- Hot water unit installation and repair,
- Roof and gutter maintenance, as well as
- Stormwater drain cleaning, to name some examples.
Even if you're on the lookout for a one-off plumbing service, know that it helps to work with a plumber who can grow increasingly familiar with your facility's needs as you progress through your calendar year. Afterall, we know for a fact that plenty of our clients have preferred returning to our team due to the way we are able to apply our careful understanding of your plumbing needs with every new request we take.
Call Tait Plumbing to Find a Dedicated Team of Plumbers in Melton
With our collection of skilled plumbing services available, you can always trust that we'll be able to help you get the job done the way you need. Tait Plumbing services operates within Melton and the surrounding suburbs, and can especially help if you have a domestic, commercial or industrial property in Western and North-Western Victoria. Call our team today on 0418 322 537 and we'll be ready to assist you with an obligation-free consultation.