At times, commercial buildings that house water-guzzling businesses, such as laundromats and spas, require the services of an emergency plumber. It is particularly the case in facilities where tenants use water inefficiently, translating to high utility bills. Fortunately, an emergency plumber can help reduce excessive waste by implementing streamlined water conservation techniques. This post explores three ways emergency plumbers help conserve water in commercial facilities.

Install Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Most restrooms and kitchens in commercial buildings have high-flow fixtures that gush out water when you turn them on. Unfortunately, the fixtures release more water than you need at a time. For instance, while you do not need a lot of water to wash your hands in a restroom, high-flow faucets can fill a jug within seconds, leading to waste. An emergency plumber can retrofit your building and replace high-flow fixtures with low-flow models, such as faucet aerators, high-efficiency toilets, and low-flow showerheads. Besides regulating water consumption, low-flow water fixtures can assist commercial facilities in achieving green building certification. Before you decide on low flow fixtures, hire the services of a commercial plumber who understands everything there is about water conservation.

Install Rain Sensors on Irrigation Systems

Modern commercial facilities have lawns designed to attract tenants looking for rental or leasing space. Maintaining the lawns means watering them regularly, and an irrigation system works best. However, traditional irrigation systems that water plants even when it's raining should not feature anywhere on a property since they do not take advantage of prevailing weather conditions. Notably, an emergency plumber can integrate rain sensors into an irrigation system before the wet season begins. Consequently, an irrigation system will shut off when the sensors detect rainfall, reducing unnecessary watering and waste. When the rain stops, the sensors activate an irrigation system to come on.

Insulate Piping

How well are your plumbing pipes insulated? Most commercial facility managers are unaware that poor insulation on hot water pipes leads to water waste; hence, they do not bother. The reason is that users often wait for hot water to flow, which means letting the first few litres of cold water go to waste. By insulting all hot water piping in a facility, an emergency plumber helps retain high temperatures even if faucets are off. Thus, it guarantees hot water immediately after turning on the faucets, eliminating waiting times and water waste. Most importantly, an emergency plumber should replace worn insulation immediately if necessary.