Whether it is an elementary school or college facility, schools must have clear plumbing lines for toilets, sinks, and water fountains. Common plumbing problems we see at schools include debris buildup in the pipelines, corroded sewer lines, and burst pipes. These are often due to old age and may require pipe replacement.
Is the plumbing system in your school up to code? Let us help you make sure. We provide comprehensive plumbing services for colleges and public schools across Long Island and Five Boroughs. Read on for a sampling of the range of solutions you can expect from our technicians.
Installing a Fire Sprinkler System
Smoke and fire alarms are not sufficient warning systems. The sheer number of students in a building requires proactive measures to ensure their safety. A working fire sprinkler system that complements the size of the building adds critical minutes for safe removal of all students and staff. What’s more, working sprinklers can help keep the fire from rapidly spreading until firefighters get to the site.
A feature that all schools should add to their sprinkler system is an automatic warning to the local fire department as soon as the sprinklers are activated by the fire’s heat. Technology didn’t exist for automatic warnings when some systems were installed in the past. Precious minutes can be wasted if notification is delayed to the fire department.
Regular maintenance and upgrades to sprinkler system should always be scheduled every three months to remain compliant with local code. When conducting routine maintenance, all features of the system need attention, from the connecting pipes to the alarm valves. The water flow, plus all valves and switches, need periodic testing to ensure proper operation.
We will help you remodel or upgrade your restrooms to properly accommodate students and staff. It’s important to make sure your restroom is adequate to serve the number of potential occupants. Inadequate layouts can lead to frequently clogged drains, cracked pipes, and increased strain on the sewer system. During extended breaks, such as during the summer when water isn’t flowing as much, your plumbing system is liable to absorb excess amounts of contaminants.
In addition to cracking and leaking pipes from overuse, older pipes may also contain hazardous lead or other contaminants, as well as develop corrosion. Most schools have extended summer breaks.
Call us today at (516) 671-3232 to schedule your next plumbing service.