What lurks in your facility’s plumbing systems?

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Many facilities managers are already familiar with the maintenance requirements of their plumbing systems, faced with saving water (and so costs) whilst maintaining desirable water levels for employees and guests. Not only does preventative maintenance of these systems prevent the need for costly repairs from a plumbing crisis, but regular maintenance plays a role in reducing disease and bacteria.


It’s perhaps no surprise that plumbing systems present the perfect breeding ground for some nasty diseases. That ageing plumbing systems present a potential health risk to staff and guests should provide even more incentive in prioritising plumbing systems maintenance. Pathogens use large distribution infrastructure as a happy incubator, with warm, stagnant water, leaks, and flooding being a particular cause for concern.


There are a number of ways this can be addressed through maintenance, but it is recommended that plumbing and cooling tower maintenance is written into a programme used within your facility. De-scaling, different cleaning and biocide programmes, and technologies are some of the ways your facilities maintenance team can address concerns around disease in your facility.


Voltix Services has an expert team of engineers who are on-hand to discuss your facility’s water systems and who can assist you with coming up with the most effective maintenance programme for your business. If you would like to assess your current programme or implement a preventative plumbing maintenance programme in your facility, feel free to contact us to find out more about our services.


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