With over three decades of experience, Total Comfort Solutions is the go-to commercial plumbing company in Walla Walla and Umatilla Counties. We’re family-owned and operated and hold an A+ BBB rating.
Whether you need water heater repair, installation, or maintenance, you can count on us! Call today to book your appointment!
Industrial Water Heater Repairs and Installation
If you’re a business owner or property manager, you depend on your water heater working day in and out flawlessly.
And, because there’s so much at stake, you can’t afford to ignore the signs that your water heater is failing.
Most water heaters don’t suddenly break down; it’s minor issues that build up over time that are to blame.
So, what are these minor issues?
Let’s take a look.
We recommend that you make periodic visual inspections of your water heater to check for water leaks. Water leaks don’t always mean your hot water tank is compromised –– it could be a loose connection, but this isn’t a problem you want to dismiss because it could lead to flooding.
If you hear rumbling or popping sounds coming from your water tank, don’t panic and think it’s about to explode. Water heater explosions are exceptionally rare. What’s most likely making these noises is sediment buildup in the tank.
If you don’t flush the tank regularly, the sediment layer builds up and hardens, making it more difficult for the water heater to do its job. The odd sounds come from the sediment boiling as the system heats the water.
The longer the problem persists, the less efficient your water heater becomes, and it eventually leads to premature system failure.
If someone on your property alerts you that there’s rust-colored water coming from the taps and it doesn’t go away after a minute or two, it could mean you have a serious problem with the water heater.
As you know, steel and water don’t play nice with one another. And, as water heaters age, the steel tank eventually starts rusting. Once you see rust spots on the tank’s exterior or rusty water coming from the tap, the system can’t be saved, and you’ll have to spring for a new water heater.
Reduced Water Temperature
Do people complain that the water isn’t getting as hot as it used to? If this problem is isolated to a single fixture, it could be a mixing valve that’s the cause. However, if it’s happening throughout the property, it means the problem lies within your water heater, and you must call a professional plumber to diagnose the issue.
The Hot Water Doesn’t Last
Remember that sediment buildup we mentioned? Well, as the sediment layer thickens, it reduces the amount of space to store water in the tank, leading to a drop in the volume of hot water that’s available.
The good news is that most of these issues don’t necessarily mean your water heater is in danger of imminent failure. In most cases, calling a professional plumbing company will solve the problem and restore your water heater’s effectiveness.
At Total Comfort Solutions, our expert team of certified plumbers will inspect, repair, and maintain your commercial water heater for optimal performance and lifespan.
Why You Should Hire a Commercial Plumbing Company for Drain Clearing Services
It’s virtually impossible to police what people put down the drains in a commercial setting. No matter how many signs you post, people will ignore them, and you end up with slow drains and clogs.
Now, you might be tempted to pour a bottle of liquid drain cleaner down the drain and call it a day. But here are a few reasons why you’re better off calling an industrial plumbing company to do the job.
Chemical Drain Cleaners Can Damage Plumbing
Although sometimes effective, it’s a known fact that many chemical drain cleaning products do more harm than good, especially if you rely on them too heavily.
- First: Drain cleaners don’t totally eliminate the problem. Many of these products use acid to break up and dislodge the obstruction allowing it to be flushed out of the system, but that doesn’t always happen. Most of the time, the dislodged material flows deeper into your plumbing system where –– you guessed it –– it thickens and causes another clog.
- Second: These acids can corrode and weaken joints and pipes, leading to leaks and bursts. Also, because these chemicals travel throughout your plumbing system, they can wreak havoc all the way down to the foundation.
- Third: Chemical drain cleaners are bad for the environment. The acids used in these products get into the public sewer system and can contaminate groundwater.
Professional plumbers use safe, effective methods to clean drains, which is why you’re better off hiring someone with experience instead of fixing the problem yourself.
Plumbers Understand Drain Systems
Most business owners and property managers know that drains take water away from sinks, tubs, and showers to a treatment facility, and that’s about it.
However, it’s best to hire someone who has a deep understanding of how commercial drains work when something goes wrong. You can only get that by calling an experienced professional plumbing company.
Professional plumbers can diagnose a clog’s cause and location more quickly than the average person, saving you time and money.
Plumbers Are Insured
As a business owner or property manager, the last thing you need is more damage to your system trying to fix a problem yourself. In some cases, the cost to fix a DIY repair gone wrong will come out of your pocket.
Professional plumbing contractors carry insurance to protect you and your property from damage caused by repairs.
The bottom line is that hiring a commercial plumbing company to fix your clogged drains gives you a better, quicker result that’s safe for your plumbing system.
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Our Sewer Line Services
Sewer problems in a residential setting are inconvenient but can be catastrophic in the commercial realm. Imagine the nightmare of a sewage backup in a restaurant, school, or apartment complex, and you can see how important it is to have a reliable commercial plumbing contractor standing by, ready to help.
The best way to ensure your water and sewer lines are healthy and functioning properly is having a professional plumber inspect the system regularly.
An experienced plumber can tell what shape your sewer lines are in and diagnose minor problems before they balloon into something that costs thousands of dollars to fix down the road.
In the meantime, here are a few clues that you might have a budding issue within your sewer line and that you should call a plumber as soon as possible for an inspection.
- Water backing up into tubs or sinks.
- Slow drains in multiple locations on your property.
- Sewer odor coming out of the drains.
Call the expert plumbers at Total Comfort Solutions for professional diagnosis and repair if you notice these issues.