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3 of The Most Common Commercial Plumbing Issues

3 of The Most Common Commercial Plumbing Issues

Commercial plumbing problems run the added risk of closing your business and harming your brand’s reputation.

Any plumbing issues can cause major problems, but commercial plumbing problems run the added risk of closing your business and harming your brand’s reputation. When commercial plumbing problems are fixed, they have to be up to code as well, in order for your building to keep its permits and your business to stay open. Since plumbing emergencies don’t always happen at convenient times – if there is such a thing – it is important to have a licensed, professional commercial plumber who you trust to call.


A leaky faucet may not even be something that the average customer notices, but it can start to hurt your wallet pretty quickly. That slow leak that is going constantly is actually wasting gallons of water everyday. If you don’t believe this, plug the sink and see how much it fills up in a day. Additionally, if your customers do notice the leak, it can lead to a bad impression of your business as unkempt and that constant leak can cause rust stains that are hard to get rid of.

Low Pressure

Low water pressure may not seem like a big deal. If your business is in the food industry it is a very big deal, however. Hands, surfaces, and produce need to be thoroughly washed for your business to be up to code, and that requires adequate water pressure. For other business, this could also be a safety issue. If you have eyewash stations, they must have the proper water pressure, for instance. Even if none of these apply to your business, it is important to have good pressure. If your guests or customers don’t feel like the pressure is enough for them to wash their hands, they will assume your employees aren’t washing well either. 


Clogged drains are actually one of the most common commercial plumbing issues. Whether your facility is limited to just toilets and sinks or has full kitchens, there are countless ways for them to clog, especially with dozens or even hundreds of people using them everyday. The best case scenario with a clogged drain is simply that customers notice it. This can still leave them with a bad impression of your business. The worst case scenario is that the fixtures overflow and cause water damage your good or property. Even if they aren’t customer-facing and aren’t overflowing, clogged drains can still be an issue – your employees a=may not be washing their hands enough during the day if the sinks back up every time they do. 

Get in Touch With B&D Today!

Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media, including FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!

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