Friday 28 October 2022

5 Tips for Keeping Good Plumbing in the Workplace

 **Collaborative Guest Post**

When it comes to good plumbing, most people only think about their home and the plumbing rather than their office or workspace. But you need to remember that the plumbing for your workplace is just as important as it is for your home, especially if you are self-employed and rely on the building to run smoothly and successfully. So, here is everything you need to know about keeping good plumbing in the workplace!

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Water Quality is Crucial

Know your water needs. What are you drinking? How much? If you want to know the best way to get that water from the office, consider your health and safety policies and guidelines. Even if you're not interested in changing how your office gets its water, remember that it is used for drinking, hand washing, and coffee. The water quality needs to be good to ensure the safety of everyone in the workplace.

Look into a new installation plan

If you own your workspace (such as a building), you will need to know the quality of the plumbing. If it’s been decades since the last time the pipes were replaced, then it may be time for new ones. If pipes are rusty or leaking, replacing them isn't as simple as flushing them out and getting water flowing again; there may be other issues that cause the leaks instead. You should have a plumber come out during the scheduled meeting. Of course, this is only for old buildings that may not have had the plumbing as a part of the renovation.

Be sustainable

No matter what, as a company, it’s vital to be sustainable. One of the best ways to be sustainable would be by not overusing water when needed. You could even take this a step further and purchase water tanks. While these can’t be used as drinking water, they’re perfect for watering grass and plants if your workplace has a garden or lawn.

Take care of the plumbing immediately

Whether you notice something, or an employee reports a plumbing issue, all of these need to be taken care of immediately. While you could make a to-do list, you’re better off checking to see what the issue is and how it happened and start reaching out to local plumbers. 

Sometimes it could take days or even weeks before a plumber can visit, so you need to think of a plan of action until the appointment can happen. This could include allowing everyone to work remotely (which could help people work in confidence), not using sinks, or bringing in water bottles if need be.

Have a budget for unexpected costs

In the office, many costs come up that are not anticipated. For example, a company may have to pay for plumbing repair or a new computer. The company should budget for these costs, so they aren't surprised when they come up. When it comes to plumbing, it’s one of those emergency issues that need to be fixed immediately. Just as you would take care of a plumbing issue at home, the same should be done if it’s going to be at your workplace too.


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