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Prevention and Maintenace Keep Commercial Bathrooms in Good Condition

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Clogged toilet with paper. Maintenance in your commercial bathrooms will avoid clogged toilets and further damages.

The bathrooms in Pamlico County, NC, commercial buildings are often exposed to hazards that residential toilets don't see. Some of the most common concerns for property owners are the clogs that occur when people flush the wrong items down the toilet. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to avoid a clogged toilet and the resulting toilet overflow:

Use a thinner type of toilet paper. The people who visit commercial bathrooms are sometimes more likely to use wads and wads of paper. Thinner paper flushes more easily.

Hang up signs reminding people where to put their garbage. Items such as toilet paper tubes and feminine products are notorious for causing clogs down the pipes. Simple signs are effective at reminding customers where to put these items.

Make sure there are plenty of garbage cans placed in the area for tissues, paper towels, feminine products, and other trash. Choose cans that are large enough to handle the amount of trash in the room and have employees regularly empty the cans.

These quick steps may decrease the number of clogs in your bathrooms and limit the cost of damage and repairs.

Other Toilet Concerns

Other common concerns related to a clogged toilet include hard water deposits, a blocked trap, and the smell of sewage from the tank. Look for hard water deposits on the inside and outside of the bowl, tank, and pedestal. These unsightly stains may reduce the water efficiency and the life expectancy of the toilet. Blocked traps occur when tissues, hair, tampons, and medications are flushed down the toilet. Sewer smells may be a result of clogs or leaks. Contacting a professional with experience in repairing toilets or cleaning up water damage is one of the best ways to respond to these problems.

Other Issues Facing Commercial Bathrooms

In addition to toilet-related problems, you need to watch out for other common issues. Some of the problems that affect bathrooms in commercial buildings include:

  • Malfunctioning ventilation systems
  • Leaking faucets and pipes
  • Slow-moving drains
  • Weak water pressure
  • Running toilets
  • Mold growth

Once these problems become apparent, contact the appropriate professionals to complete repairs and cleanup. Don't postpone corrective actions because a leaky faucet or mold growth could grow from a small inconvenience to a much larger problem within a short amount of time.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Routine bathroom and toilet maintenance can prevent a lot of water damage and other bathroom concerns. Train your employees to complete daily tasks according to established requirements. Basic cleaning is the first place to start. For example, it's important to use an appropriate cleaner to keep surfaces clean, clear, and sanitized. The wrong tools or cleaning products could cause damage rather than preventing it. Refer to official rules, post them, and make sure you keep employees up to date on any changes to those requirements.

A clogged toilet can lead to a lot of inconvenience and possible expenses in your commercial building. Preventative action before damage occurs could protect your time and budget. When trouble does happen, a quick response is the best way to get your business back on track.

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