With residential toilets, there’s plenty that can go wrong. But with commercial toilets, the possible “uh-oh” moments are even more extensive:
- Commercial toilets are subject to more use—and abuse. There’s simply more volume and less concern about what gets flushed (despite your cleverly worded sign about paper towels and feminine products).
- Advances in technology designed to make public restrooms more sanitary, like auto-flush systems, are wonderful; but they also create additional points of breakdown.
- Likewise, water conservation efforts, such as flushometers and pressure-assist tanks, add additional parts that you’ll eventually have to repair or replace.
- Low-flow toilets are great for the environment, but they may not offer sufficient water pressure to move solid waste all the way through long commercial pipes. Without appropriate preventive maintenance, this can lead to more frequent blockages and backups.
That doesn’t mean businesses shouldn’t use commercial equipment, of course. In most situations, the benefits of replacing older toilets with models that improve sanitation and decrease environmental impact are worth the related costs. For example, given that toilets account for 45% of an average water bill, a dual-flush toilet—which offers a light flush for liquid waste and a more robust flush for solid waste—can save you money over time.
Whether you need commercial toilet repairs or you’re considering upgrading current fixtures, it’s important to involve a plumbing professional who can help you determine the most effective and efficient solutions for your application.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been plumbing toilets in St. Louis commercial buildings for more than 30 years. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
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