What Are Signs That My Business Needs Plumbing Service?


Water leaks, sewer backup, and toilet clogs happen in bungalows and big businesses alike here in Texas.

Although the same plumbing problem can affect both a single-family home and a commercial property, it generally impacts more persons in a business setting. Commercial enterprises serve a range of clients and employees and must comply with health, occupational, and safety standards. Businesses can lose customers and possibly inventory over unsafe, unhealthy, and annoying water problems.

At AiRCO Mechanical, we know how essential a reliable plumbing system is to your Austin business. Our experts work with all manufacturers and have the experience and knowledge to make timely repairs and upgrades to your plumbing.

Maintain Your Plumbing

Clean, running water is essential for any commercial property. It is the lifeblood of some businesses, such as restaurants and laundries.

Your business cannot afford to stop for the day because of a failing water heater or malfunctioning sump pump. Preventative maintenance may help you avert those repairs and lengthen the service life of your system.

Our qualified pros protect your business investment in Austin. Preventative maintenance can uncover problems before they worsen and need costly repairs. We inspect appliances, pipes, fixtures, and drains during a maintenance visit.

Plumbing Repairs 

Call us at AiRCO Mechanical as soon as possible if your plumbing needs repair.  We are available 24/7 and offer solutions that will have your system running flawlessly in no time.

How do you know your system needs professional plumbing help? Look for obvious clues. If there is no hot water when you turn on faucets, your water heater likely is the cause. Condensation on the heater might indicate a leak. Other clues include sediment at the bottom of your water heater, a faulty heating element, or problems with the power or gas supply.

Plumbing Equipment Problems

If you notice these other signs, it may be time for repairs or plumbing upgrades:

  • Changes in water quality and color could indicate corrosion in pipes or your water heater. Pipe leaks also can allow debris to enter your plumbing system and sully the water flow. 
  • Dripping faucets and running toilets are easy to spot and sometimes all too easy to ignore. Dripping or constantly running water can drive up utility costs and waste your money. A leaky faucet might only need a new washer, and a running toilet repair may call for a new flapper valve. Both are easy fixes. 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaks can account for more than 6 percent of a facility’s total water use.  The EPA says a leaking toilet can waste 21,600 gallons of water per month and cost $2,100 per year. A malfunctioning float valve in a cooling tower can waste 216,000 gallons per month and cost $21,000 per year. 

  • Water stains or flaking paint on walls point to a possible leak from a pipe or even from a fixture in an adjacent room. 
  • Low water pressure could indicate a blockage in your plumbing. 
  • A foul odor in a drain can point to sewage backup or blockage. 
  • Odd noises from the sump pump in the basement of your commercial building could signal a problem with a worn valve or malfunctioning impeller.

Consider creating a water management plan for your business that includes increased plumbing efficiency and reduced leaks. AiRCO Mechanical’s pros can install leak detection technology to help achieve your goals.

Call The Plumbing Experts Today

AiRCO Mechanical can help keep the plumbing system in your Austin, TX, business in top condition through preventative maintenance and timely repairs. Call us at 512.537.1234 or request service online

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