WHY LITTLE LEAKS ARE STILL BIG PROBLEMS
June 27, 2014
Unless a plumbing leak occurs in a large, visible pipe, such as the pipes under the sinks in a commercial kitchen, it is often difficult to detect… especially if the leak is a small one. But there is really no such thing as a “small” leak; any leaking in the plumbing of your business poses a serious problem. If you suspect you have leaks somewhere in your building, no matter their size, call for commercial leak detection in Dumont, NJ as soon as you can.
BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. specializes in leak detection for the extensive plumbing of commercial spaces.
We use the best equipment and technology available to find where you have leaking issues so we can take care of repairs with the least amount of disruption to building material possible. Make us your first call to take care of leaking.
The deception of the “small” leak
The most common type of leak that can occur in plumbing—residential or commercial—is called the “pinhole leak.” These leaks happen because of a phenomenon called pitting corrosion, which can strike copper pipes that are otherwise resistant to corrosion. The pitting weakens a section of pipe and creates tiny holes that allow small leaking to start.
But even a small amount of water escaping from your plumbing will add up to tremendous waste. Out of your sight, a single leak that allows two drips two escape per minute will waste 70 gallons of water over only a month—and that leak almost certainly isn’t the only one that’s affecting your plumbing. (Pitting corrosion has the tendency to spread.)
Now consider what happens as this water builds up, which it will do if it escapes notice for long enough. It only requires a small pool of water to begin to destroy building material such as drywall and create wood rot. Even concrete is in danger, since a slab leak will create pressure that can cause concrete to crack.
A standing pool of water from a small leak will also invite the growth of mildew, which will increase the destruction of building material (mildew eats right through drywall) and will also create unpleasant odors.
No leak is too small that it shouldn’t receive repair work immediately. If you notice an increase in your company’s water bills, higher levels of humidity, the appearance of mildew, or damp spots on walls, you should call for commercial leak detection in Dumont, NJ from our team at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. immediately. Don’t ignore any leak: the smallest will still turn into a major problem unless you have plumbers with the right training fix it.
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June 20, 2014
If you live in an area with a high water table or one that experiences heavy rains, a sump pump serves an essential function: removing excess moisture from your basement or crawlspaces. A sump pump stops expensive water damage problems, protects your belongings, reduces humidity, and prevents the development of dangerous molds and mildews.
Sump pumps require professional installation to make sure that they work correctly at removing water from your home and placing it in the wastewater system. A poorly installed sump pump in Teaneck, NJ is as bad as no sump pump at all, so always look to experienced plumbing professionals when you need installation.
If you need a sump pump installed or serviced contact our team at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., where excellent customer service is our #1 priority.
The basics of sump pump operation
Sump pumps come in two standard models: pedestal and submersible. Both work from similar principles, however, and both require a sump, an excavated spot with a gravel base inside your basement that draws and collects water. Whether the sump sits on a pedestal above the sump and draws water through a line (pedestal pump) or it sits down within the sump and directly draws the water into its pump (submersible pump), it needs to have a deep enough sump to allow it a sufficient amount of water to drain.
A sump pump activates when the water in the sump rises high enough to activate a float or pressure sensor. Water then flows through a pipe past a check valve (to prevent the water from running back out) from the action of a centrifugal pump. An impeller spins to move the water toward the side of the pipe, and this causes an area of low-pressure to form in the center of the pipe. The water in the sump, which is at a higher pressure than the area in the pipe, now rushes in to fill the empty space, where the force of the spinning impeller pushes it out through the pipe and into the wastewater system of the home.
Sump pumps use electricity to run, so you don’t need to worry about using an extra energy source. You do need to worry about keeping the power system from the water, and this is another reason to always have professionals handle sump pump installation.
When you call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. regarding a sump pump in Teaneck, NJ, our plumbers will find out whether a submersible or pedestal pump is the right match for your home, determine how powerful it needs to be, and then take care of creating the sump in the right spot and installing the pump so it works efficiently. We will also handle maintenance and any repairs you may need to keep your sump pump operating for many years.
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June 13, 2014
Your business depends on working plumbing, especially if you are in the food service or hospitality industry. When you encounter plumbing issues, you have to have them repaired as soon as possible to avoid any threat to your company’s operation.
But whom should you hire? This is a case where just any plumber won’t do: you must have plumbers licensed and certified to handle commercial plumbing repair in Bergen County, NJ. There are a number of very important reasons for this, as we will go over below.
You can easily reach plumbers up to the task of handling your commercial plumbing problems: contact the team at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We can handle all types of plumbing issues for your business, from basic clogs to water heater repairs.
Why you must rely on experts in commercial plumbing repair jobs
- You must remain up to code: One of the last things you want to happen to your business is to have local health enforcement shut it down for an extended period of time because of a violation. This is important with plumbing; most municipalities have restrictions about wastewater removal. If you have a serious plumbing issue that requires repairs, you need to have a professional familiar with commercial plumbing to make sure that whatever work is done restores you to code compliance. Commercial plumbing experts will know the requirements of the local health code and made certain that your plumbing lives up to it.
- Extent: Commercial plumbing handles a more enormous water load than any residential system; consequently, commercial pipes suffer a far greater amount of wear-and-tear and are made from studier material to handle this. It requires a trained expert in commercial systems to handle the extent of work necessary to keep this type of plumbing in good shape.
- Stay safe: The extent of the plumbing in businesses also means that there are safety issues involved when it comes to repairs. Scalding water temperatures can present major health hazards for the inexperienced whenever dealing with hot water lines and water heaters; these are far more dangerous than anything seen in a residential plumbing system. The potential for flooding is also high for anybody attempting repairs on commercial systems without familiarity.
There is much that separates the commercial plumbing world from the residential one aside from the number of pipes and faucets and other outlets. It takes a plumber with specialized training to handle the job of commercial plumbing repair in Bergen County, NJ that will keep your business operating safely and within code.
Trust in our certified commercial plumbers at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. whenever your company needs fast and accurate plumbing work done.
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June 6, 2014
The plumbing in your kitchen receives the most stress of any room in the house: large amounts of food product go down the drains every day, and there are multiple water inlets to handles various tasks. You can expect to encounter occasional repair needs for your kitchen’s plumbing, and when you do you should contact BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for the service you need. We handle an enormous array of plumbing jobs, and we can take care of whatever troubles you are having with your kitchen plumbing in Bergen County, NJ.
We want to help you avoid plumbing repairs in the first place, however, so here are a few tips that will make for a less problem-prone kitchen in the future:
Schedule regular drain cleaning
Fixing an occasional clog will take care of a short-term problem. But if you want to wipe out clogs in the future and keep healthy water pressure in your pipes, call up a full-service plumbing company for professional drain cleaning. Regular cleaning will keep away the organic build-up in pipes that will start to form along their interior and eventually lead to blockages. Professionals will use technology like hydro-jetters to scour the pipes and return them to like-new condition. BZ Dependable also makes use of the BioSmart Drain Treatment system that cleanses the pipes with an organic compound that won’t damage the pipe interior or leave any toxic residue.
Avoid putting liquid fat, oil, or grease down the drains
Liquid fat, oil, and grease—collectively known as F.O.G.—may seem harmless, but if they go down the drain of kitchen sink, they will dry out into a thick and waxy solid that will rapidly close off the drainpipe. This applies to the garbage disposal as well, where F.O.G. will jam up the mechanisms and cause to disposal to become stuck. Instead of pouring F.O.G. down the drains, place it in a separate container and remove it to the trash.
Do not put garbage down the garbage disposal
Despite the name, a garbage disposal isn’t for actual inorganic garbage, only for food particles. As a rule of thumb, if it’s something you can’t chew with your teeth, it shouldn’t go into the disposal. This means that along with keeping paper garbage like napkins and paper towels out of the disposal, you should also keep out bones, coffee grounds, and popcorn kernels. All this garbage goes in the garbage: this way you avoid damaging the disposal and clogging up the pipes.
Our team is ready and willing to help your kitchen plumbing in Bergen County, NJ.
You will run into kitchen plumbing repair needs at some point, and when you do call on BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to come to your aid.
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