You may have no choice. Even though you believe your factory’s water heater is functioning correctly, a plumber may have told you otherwise. Or one of your employees suffered burns to his hands when the water coming out of the faucet was much hotter than he anticipated. In any case, when it comes to industrial plumbing Toronto professional contractors are the experts—and you should be listening to them.
Why You May Need to Install a New Water Heater in Your Factory
The city of Toronto is careful to ensure that the water coming out of cold- and hot-water pipes is safe, clean and at the proper temperature. Plumbing gets old, including the water heater. Knowing this, you should plan to install a new water heater periodically.
If you are getting ready to remodel or upgrade the restrooms, kitchens and other wash stations in your factory, plan to include a new water heater that easily accommodates your business’ water usage needs. Toronto builders typically install new plumbing whenever an office building or factory is renovated. Just remember that, even though you’re paying more money, you’ll recoup savings in increased safety.
The Importance of Regular Maintenance
The plumbing in your factory is used many times in a day. When you multiply this number by the weeks and months in the year, it’s easy to see that, in that time span, the facilities undergo a high degree of stress and usage. Knowing this, you can figure out that, to derive the most use out of your plumbing and water heater, you’ll have to maintain them regularly.
Don’t forget that your insurance carrier and the Canadian government hold stricter regulations for plumbing work and maintenance. When your business places an order for industrial plumbing Toronto regulations will impact how that work is done. Discuss maintenance contracts with your plumber—and stick to the schedule that’s recommended.
Good Maintenance Practices
OK, now that you have had new plumbing installed, you need to know what to do to keep it properly maintained. Here’s a short list:
- Dial the thermostat down. This helps it to last a while longer, which of course, will save your company money.
- Regular inspections. Have a plumber go over your plumbing installation periodically. This should include the water heater, valves and all water inlets. If he detects any problems, you’ll be able to take care of them before they become a major (and expensive) issue.
- Once your plumbing has been installed, it has to be regularly cleaned out so it functions at peak efficiency. Sediment comes into your water heater, so it needs to be flushed out so it won’t clog. Ask your plumber about any other cleaning practices he recommends and set up a regular cleaning schedule.
- Installing a new heater. Once your old water heater has reached the end of its productive life, it has to be removed so a new water heater can be installed. If you have any concerns about this, a professional industrial plumbing company in Toronto can advise you.
Correctly Sizing Your New Water Heater
Your plumber uses several mathematical formulas to determine the best water heater size for your factory. He’ll also be able to advise you about the best system to choose:
- Tankless (demand-type) water heater
- Solar water heating
- Storage and heat pump (with tank)
Each system uses a different mathematical formula to determine the most appropriate heater size. The main thing you should remember is the temperature of your hot water. Higher demand reduces the amount of hot water available.
Now that you know all of this information, you’ll be able to discuss your factory’s water heater needs knowledgeably with a plumber.