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3 Tips for Preventing Commercial Plumbing Emergencies

 You know how much of a nightmare plumbing emergencies can be at your own home. Busted pipes, extreme clogs, etc. can lead to water damage, unusable utilities and ultimately, tons of money spent. Now imagine the hassle that plumbing emergencies can cause for business owners! 

While we at Shakely Mechanical certainly do work for residential areas, we are also proud to come to the rescue when commercial clients need our help. We have even worked with franchises such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Ruby Tuesdays, and Taco Bell!

We mention these businesses by name because as restaurants, they may be more prone to having plumbing issues. Their kitchens are constantly active, and their bathrooms see a ton of use from their customers all day long. So how can a commercial building prevent plumbing emergencies from happening in the first place? Here are three main tips.

1. Be sure that only the appropriate materials are being flushed! You can trust yourself and your employees to know proper etiquette, but customers using the restroom may not always understand that feminine hygiene products should be sent to the trash, not your pipes. An easy way to combat this is to have simple signs posted in the restrooms. 

 2. Keep an eye on your drains. This tip will apply more to kitchen staff if the commercial building in question happens to be a restaurant. Keep drains clear, because small blockages can turn into big problems without proper caution. Make sure that items like egg shells, paper wrappers, and other food scraps are thrown away and aren't making their way to your plumbing system.

3. Have an emergency plumbing service on hand. If an emergency does occur, timing is crucial. The longer you wait, the more damage may be done to nearby objects and the building's structure! Luckily for you, Shakely Mechanical has 24/7/365 emergency services. So write this number down for future reference: 419-281-6909!


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