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There’s no doubt about it – managing a commercial property leaves you with your hands full! Not only do you have to maintain your property, but you also need to address the expectations and safety of your tenants.
When the inevitable issue arises, you need a reliable commercial maintenance provider to quickly and efficiently get the job done. Spotting potential concerns early is the key to your commercial facility not running into significant problems down the road.
Common Commercial Maintenance Issues & Repairs
At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, we have a team of qualified commercial service professionals that know what to look out for in your facility. We’ve compiled a list of the most common maintenance issues and what you should expect when dealing with these problems.
1. Plumbing Leaks
A water leak can result from several things, from corroded pipes and improper installation to flaws with the supply lines that run under your facility. While a little leak may not seem like a pressing issue, it’s better to address it sooner rather than later. Leak detection is challenging! You must be prepared to investigate potential problems in service lines, slab leaks, or in tight crawl spaces. If you notice cracks in the walls, an increase in your utility bills, or a sudden growth of mildew, it’s best to call in a commercial plumber to evaluate the seriousness and cause of the leak.
2. Lack of Hot Water
Commercial water heaters are essential but often overlooked until in need of repair. If you’re experiencing cold water, loud noises, leaks, or discolored water, it may be time to inspect the water heater. Commercial water heaters are built to handle exponential demand. However, overuse and age could leave your water heater struggling to have consistent output. If you begin having concerns, a commercial plumber can identify the issue and quote you a reasonable price for a solution.
3. Clogged Toilets and Sinks
One of the most common issues in commercial buildings is clogged sinks, showers, and toilets. Establishing drainage guidelines for your tenants and incorporating routine maintenance can help your facility avoid severe problems with plumbing clogs.
Whether from a build-up of materials or more critical damage in the main sewer line, a clog is a significant inconvenience to your tenants. While there are several DIY plumbing tricks that you can try, leaving the clog for too long can cause more difficulties. It may be best to have a commercial plumber perform a video inspection. Then, you can see exactly what is happening below the surface.
4. HVAC Issues
When your commercial facility experiences HVAC problems, it’s very likely that the productivity, comfort, and possibly even safety of your tenants are being sacrificed, as well. Inconsistent airflow, low indoor air quality, noisy units, or an unexpected rise in utility costs are common HVAC problems that arise in commercial buildings.
An HVAC system has many components that require care, cleaning, and upkeep. The best way to keep your HVAC in top shape is through recurrent preventative maintenance with your commercial maintenance provider.
5. Power Outage
You should take even the most common electrical problems seriously, as to avoid any dangerous situations for your tenants. If you’re experiencing issues with flickering lights, dead outlets, or losing power, it’s best not to try and fix the problem independently. Find commercial electricians that are qualified, certified, and trustworthy to help you address your facility’s electrical systems, panel, and wiring.
Advice from Dixie’s Commercial Service Professionals
We understand the weight of responsibility that you have when you manage the maintenance of a commercial facility.
- Develop a plan for maintenance requests. Your tenants should have a plan that lets them know what to do and how to get in touch with you when experiencing a problem.
- Provide clear communication. Be available for your tenants in the event of a high-urgency maintenance request, or provide the information they would need to call a commercial maintenance provider.
- Develop a preventative maintenance plan and partner with trusted commercial maintenance service professionals. The best way to avoid unexpected dilemmas is with preventative maintenance. Being proactive can prevent significant problems that cause more damage and cost more money!
Our commercial maintenance team at Dixie is here to serve you. We’ve been proudly serving the communities of Alabama for over 100 years, and we know how to spot these problems before they occur.
Dixie: A Reliable Commercial Maintenance Partner for Your Facility
To schedule a service with Call Dixie, call for 334.232.0236 Montgomery or 334.835.5161 for Auburn. You can also schedule an appointment online.