Plumbing Changes That Can Reduce Business Operating Costs

Posted on: 1 June 2019

Owning a business comes with the task of cutting costs wherever possible. Is the plumbing in your business costing you more than it should? Here, you'll find a few ideas that can help to reduce the cost of heating water, washing dishes and providing water to all of the different areas of the building efficiently.

Water Heater

How old is the water heating system in your business? If it's more than 10 years old, chances are, it's costing you a lot more to heat the water than you should be paying. There have been great strides in efficient water heating in recent years, so if you haven't looked into these newer, more efficient systems, it's time to do so.

Look into the tankless hot water heaters. These are somewhat compact units that produce a limitless amount of hot water without having to heat water in a large holding tank. Because of the compact size, you can install separate units if the areas that require hot water are spread throughout the building. This will reduce the temperature loss as the water is carried through the pipes to the final spigot where it's released.

Note: If you have restrooms on the opposite end of the building than the kitchen, you can install small under-counter tankless hot water heaters to heat the water to the sinks.

Dishwashing Unit

How old is the dishwashing unit? Of course, investing in a new commercial unit comes with a great cost, but think about how much the machine that you currently have is costing you. Is it a high-efficiency model? Does it cost you several repair bills each year? Do the dishes come out clean?

If you've had any trouble with the system that you're currently using, it's time to look into newer options. The newer models use less water, less electricity, and many of them do the job in less time – so this investment could save you on utility costs, repair bills and even the cost of paying someone to wash the dishes.

Have a System Inspection

If you haven't had a full system inspection recently, it's time to think about doing it now. A system check-up will help find small leaks that are costing you money and will eventually cause damage to the building. During this inspection, discuss your concerns with the plumber and listen to the options that you have available.

Hopefully, the above tips will help you reduce the cost of operating your business.

For more information, contact a company such as Boiler Services, Inc.

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