An efficient drainage system is important for all types of properties, but more particularly in large commercial and industrial premises. Due to liquids and spillages, accidents such as slips, falls, and trips are common in these properties. A quality and efficient drainage system can prevent accidents from happening, and at the same time, can lower operational costs and expenses involved in repairs and maintenance works.
But how do you know if it is time for a drainage system upgrade? Watch out for these telltale signs.
Constant slip injuries
One of the warning signs you should look out for is the increased report of injuries in your workplace. Although this does not always mean a failing drainage system, it is also worth investigating. Check out if there is a pattern in the slips reported, and it might lead you to areas where the drainage system is found and failing.
Higher maintenance requirements
While all drainage systems require maintenance, it is normally done once or twice a year. So if you notice your property requiring corrective maintenance every few weeks, you should start checking if your drainage system might need a replacement or upgrade.
Stagnant water is among the most obvious signs that there is something wrong with your drainage system. There could be a blockage, or worse, it is already failing and needs a replacement.
Mould and mildew build-up
Excess moisture and humidity in the space are among the primary sources of mould and mildew build-up. The excess moisture on the other hand might be caused by a faulty drainage system. If you notice the build-up of moisture in your property, call the experts to inspect your drainage system.
Damp odour is also an obvious sign of a problem in the drainage system. These odours are often a result of bacterial buildup and clogs in drainpipes. If you notice any pipe leaks or a musty odour in your property, inspect and address the issue before it escalates and cause huge damage to your building.
Optimum Flooring Services
If you are looking for high-quality, reliable, and long-lasting drainage for your commercial or industrial premise, contact us at Optimum Flooring Services.
Our specialists provide top-quality drainage solutions for all sizes of commercial and industrial properties in the UK.
Contact us for enquiries and to receive a free quote.