If the water quality at your commercial property is deteriorating and you think the problem is the hot water tank, it's time to call a commercial plumber for an inspection. Any tank that is over a decade old and isn't properly maintained may not only have problems heating but could also be causing the water to be low quality as well. Here are a few things to talk with the professional about.
Flushing the Water Heater
The water coming through the hot water heater could have hard minerals and other toxins that got through the filtration process. Water that sits in the tank could be leaving sediment along the interior walls, causing buildup and grime.
When this happens, the water becomes polluted and less enjoyable. This is why the hot water tank should be flushed every couple of years. First, have the plumber flush the tank to see if this improves the water quality. This will also help extend the life of the water heater.
Replacing with Efficient Options
There are many energy-efficient options available for commercial water heating needs if the plumber has determined that it is time to replace your tank. Talk with the plumber about getting an Energy Star-approved commercial water heater. Energy Star approval means the tank will be the following:
- Efficient to lower usage costs
- EPA-approved for ecological consciousness
- Rebate qualifying
A new efficient unit could save you some money per year on your annual water heating needs based on your hot water needs. A tankless unit can save you even more.
The tankless heat pump unit will heat water immediately as it comes through the pipes in the areas around the business that you need it, instead of storing water in a tank all day. This means the water doesn't sit and requires energy to be heated for use around the clock. Water is also heated instantly, so you aren't waiting for the hot water to get through the pipes. This will reduce water waste to lower your water bill also.
As a business owner, it's your responsibility to make sure that the water quality is safe and enjoyable for all of your staff and water needs on the property. If you're having a problem with your water, and you think it's the hot water tank, it's time for a change. Call a commercial plumber today and explore your options.
For more info, contact a local company like Boiler Services, Inc.