Proper Maintenance Of Public Toilets

Proper Public Toilet Maintenance Tips by Leone PlumbingIn businesses such as restaurants, malls, and airports, the number of people visiting public toilets is increasing daily. Therefore, it is critical that the public toilets are properly maintained for employees and customers. In a time when we are greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, public toilet maintenance should be a priority to keep your employees and customers safe and healthy.

Why Is It Important To Maintain And Keep Public Toilets Clean?

Clients and visitors can be easily disgusted if the restroom is not properly maintained. A study conducted by GP PRO says that unclean public toilets can turn away customers which leaves a negative image for the business. That means your public restroom plays a great role in a customer’s first impression of your business. A well-maintained bathroom can create a professional image, while a filthy bathroom can bring the opposite. Also with the onslaught of COVID-19, it is important to implement a high level of toilet maintenance. The spread of viruses and bacteria that causes illnesses can be prevented with regular cleaning and maintenance of public restrooms.

How To Maintain A Public Restroom?

Your business should practice proper maintenance of public restrooms. Here are some of the steps on how to keep your public toilets clean and well-maintained regularly.
1. Monitor Your Toilets And Urinals Every Day
You need to check every day to see if the toilets and urinals are clean and sanitized. Make sure that they are clog-free, properly working, and with adequate water supply. If you identified any plumbing concerns, contact a professional plumber immediately to take action!
2. Replenish Restroom Supplies
Make sure that your public toilet has enough supply all throughout the day. A lack of tissue, paper towels, and soap in a restroom can easily upset customers and employees. You need to replenish toilet supplies when needed.
3. Empty Trash Bins
A well-maintained public restroom should have enough trash bins and should be emptied regularly before it gets full.
4. Mop The Floor Frequently
A dirty floor can be a habitat for germs that can cause diseases. It is one of the restroom surfaces that you should keep clean and sanitized. To avoid safety hazards, consider mopping the floors after business hours. Leone Plumbing Public Toilet Maintenance

Make Public Toilet Maintenance A Priority For Your Business

Proper maintenance of public toilets is one of the keys to a successful business. A clean and well-maintained restroom can leave a positive impression on your customers and employees. But a dirty restroom with a dripping faucet, broken toilet handle, or leaking toilets can be a nightmare not only for your customers but also for your business! If you encounter any of these plumbing issues, contact us anytime! Let us help you achieve your toilet maintenance goals.
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Top Reasons For A Business Establishment To Upgrade To A Smart Restroom

Smart Restroom Innovation By Leone PlumbingThe restroom experience of a customer can impact the overall image of a business. That is why a company should see to it that they satisfy the restroom experience of a customer. GP PRO conducted a study and according to their research, a customer most likely never returns to a restaurant with unclean toilets which leaves a negative image. This is not only a concern for restaurants but also for other industries. One way to achieve that quality restroom experience is by upgrading to a smart restroom.

What Is Interesting About A Smart Restroom?

A system called IoT or the “internet of things” is one interesting innovation used by a smart restroom. This system is the heart of smart restrooms which makes it very innovative, safe, and convenient. The system connects physical items through sensors to a user interface on internet-enabled devices. This feature allows a business to conveniently monitor and manage the business with minimal human intervention. For example, the maintenance staff can be notified through their smartphone when supplies are running out. Also, potential leaks can be treated immediately by the staff since they can remotely monitor the water supply.

Why Should A Business Establishment Upgrade To A Smart Restroom?

Upgrading to smart technology can benefit not only the business owner but also the staff and the building maintenance. Here are the reasons why a business should consider upgrading to a smart restroom.
  • Enhances Hygiene Practices
Through automated alerts, the staff can replenish or stock tissue, paper towels, sanitizer, and soap when needed. Thus, the customers can sanitize and wash their hands properly.
  • Promotes Good Customer Experience
The remote monitoring feature of smart toilets allows the staff to adequately stock supplies. The technology can also alert the facilities to treat clogs, leaks, and defective flush valves which minimizes toilet disruptions. A customer will surely have a positive experience with a well-maintained toilet.
  • Advances Sustainability
The technology alerts the staff to replenish supplies only when needed to reduce product waste. Smart technology can monitor faucets and valves to operate optimally to reduce water usage.
  • Minimizes Staff Burnout
Smart technology reduces human interference through automation. For instance, staff can monitor the supplies remotely so they don’t need to go back and forth to the toilet. Everything is automated from checklists, task alerts, and monitoring of performance which saves a lot of effort for the staff.
  • Accurate Monitoring
Through accurate monitoring of smart technology, the business can have an organized and systematic approach to maintaining the facilities including the toilet. Cleaning and maintenance are monitored in real-time so business owners are confident that the establishment is well-maintained.

Explore More About Smart Restrooms!

If you want to upgrade your restroom with smart technology, talk to us anytime! Let us know what you think about this trending technology.
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Your Toilet Bowl Parts: How Do They Work?

Leone Plumbing Toilet Bowl Parts Maintenance ServiceThe toilet is one of the busiest appliances in a home and business. A toilet gets multiple uses every single day which makes it a heavy-duty appliance. As a household or a business owner, it is very important to keep your toilet clean and working. Speaking of maintenance, how well do you know the toilet bowl parts?

The Importance Of Knowing The Different Toilet Bowl Parts

Knowing the different parts of your toilet will help you diagnose issues such as leaks, clogs, and running toilets. Sometimes, waiting for a plumber is not necessary. Thus, it is important for you to know the different toilet bowl parts and their functions. Toilet Bowl Parts Diagram By Leone Plumbing

The Toilet Bowl Parts And Their Functions

Toilet Bowl
It is a large vessel below the toilet seat that holds the water and is connected to the drain for waste disposal.  
Tank
The toilet tank is found behind the bowl which holds the water that is used for flushing. The water gets released when the toilet is flushed.
Handle
Also known as a “flush handle”, it is a lever that can be found on the upper left or right side of the tank. It triggers the water to be released when flushing.
Floor Flange
This is a pipe fitting that attaches the toilet to the floor. The job of the floor flange is not only to connect but to secure the toilet to the drain pipe.
Float
It is a device that permits the water to fill the tank and also prevents the water from overflowing.
Chain
Is a metal chain that connects the toilet lever to the toilet flapper. It allows the flapper to remain open a bit longer to allow more water to get in the bowl for better flushing.
Flapper
The toilet flapper is made of rubber which controls the volume of the water released. It also serves as a seal for the flush valve.
Wax Seal
It is a sticky wax ring that helps to form a watertight seal between the bottom of the toilet bowl and the sewer pipe.
Refill Tube
The refill tube manages the water going into the bowl. When the toilet is refilling, it trickles the water into the bowl.
Water Supply Shut-off Valve
This is a part of the toilet that controls and directs the water into the toilet. It helps to isolate and repair toilet leaks without shutting off the water supply.
Tank O-Ring Seal
It is a rubber gasket that fits between the toilet tank and bowl. It serves as a seal to prevent leaks.

Are You Having Issues With Any Of These Parts?

Fixing a toilet can be tough. When in doubt, a professional plumber can help. Contact us today for your urgent toilet maintenance needs.
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The Importance of A Clean Shower Drain

Importance of A Clean Shower Drain By Leone Plumbing A clean shower drain is important for a healthy and efficient plumbing system. If you disregard any small clogs or pile up such as hair, it will accumulate and can become a serious plumbing concern to deal with. A clogged shower drain can disrupt the balance of the pressure in your plumbing system which causes the pipes to rupture. The obvious sign of a clogged shower drain is the presence of murky standing water pooling on your ankles. To maintain a clean shower drain, you need to identify the culprits that can clog your drain.

The Culprits That Causes Shower Drain Clogs

There are many culprits that can clog your shower drain. Hair is the most common cause of drain clog. Normally, people may shed 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Hair can wrap itself with other items that can intensify the clog issue. When you shower, it produces soap scum which flows to the shower drain. Soap scum is a binder that holds together hair and other items in the drain. Aside from hair, other causes are loose towel thread, plastic fibers, and small toys (this can happen if you have a toddler) that could be washed down the drain and cause a clog.

Simple Preventive Methods For A Clean Shower Drain

Achieving that goal of having a clean shower drain is easy with preventive measures. Here are the suggested methods to prevent your shower drain from getting clogged.
  1. A Drain Cover Can Help
Small items and hair can easily get through your drain every time you shower. A drain cover can stop small items and hair to enter your drain. Leone Plumbing Clean Shower Drain Tips
  1. Minimize Oil And Grease Usage
Most shower and bath products contain oil and grease that can cause clogs. The residues from oil and grease every time you shower can build up on your drain over time. We suggest using these occasionally to avoid oil or grease getting into your drain.
  1. Routine Rinsing
If you see visible small items and hair, clear them out immediately and don’t wait for them to accumulate. Once you are done showering, you can let the hot shower water run for a few minutes.
  1. Baking Soda And Vinegar
These are natural alternatives that are less corrosive than chemical cleaners. They contain properties that can dissolve clogs. Regularly pour vinegar into the drain and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. After that, flush the drain with hot water. It’s also the same with baking soda. Pour some baking soda into the drain with hot running water. This can help clear the drain and stop odors.

For Persisting Shower Drain Clog Concerns, Consult An Expert

Do not tolerate a slowly draining shower. This can be a sign of serious plumbing concern. Call us for professional help! Contact us today.      

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How Are Sewer Cameras Used In Sewer Line Inspection?

Sewer Camera Inspection By Leone Plumbing Before the advent of sewer cameras, excavation was the only option to determine the sewer lines’ condition. Digging may leave a big mess and causes inconvenience not only to you but also with nearby residences or establishment. Today, the job becomes easy with sewer cameras. Doing sewer line inspection with a camera only needs a small entry point. The sewer camera is connected to a flexible cable, and the plumber can watch through a monitor as the gadget travels through the sewer line. Our licensed plumbers now have the ability to see the undetected problems within the sewage pipe.

Common Findings Of Sewer Camera Inspection

The sewer camera findings can help us pinpoint unseen sewer line problems such as:
Tree Roots Invasion
A single undetected crack in your sewer pipe can allow tree roots to invade your sewer line and grow into it. This will cause serious damage to your sewer line if not prevented.
Damaged Pipes
With the help of a sewer camera, unseen damaged pipes can be detected.
Bellied Sewer Line
When the sewer line starts to crumple, waste gets trapped which causes multiple blockages.
Accumulated Blockages
Over time, there can be a build-up of blockages in your sewer line. Items such as towels, feminine bathroom products, and dips in the underground plumbing due to settling dirt over the years can be detected by sewer cameras.

Types of Sewer Cameras

There are many types of sewer cameras available in the market. You can find a wide range of sewer cameras from RIDGID. We have been using RIDGID cameras for our sewer inspection. Here are some of the camera types you can find. Sewer Cameras Used By Leone Plumbing
Manual Feed Black and White Camera
This is the most basic sewer pipe camera. You will only see things black and white. But if your purpose is to only look for blockages in the line, then this is useful.
Power Feed with Either Color or Black and White Camera
This camera type automatically snakes its way through the drain and pipes whenever you press a button and put the camera down the pipe to get it started. It stops when it hits a blockage. You have the option to choose a black and white or full-color video to identify what the blockage is.
Power Feed with Color Camera and Recording Features
The camera system has a recording feature that records what the camera sees in the pipe. With this type of camera, we can further study and find a better solution to solve sewer line issues. This camera has an SD memory card that plugs into a special slot inside the main compartment of the camera’s handheld monitor.

Get Your Sewer Line Inspected

If you are experiencing sewer line issues but the cause of the problem is puzzling you, then you need to get your sewer line inspected. Contact us today to schedule a sewer line inspection. | Photo Credits: Leone Plumbing photos, Canva Actual Sewer Camera Inspection By Leone Plumbing
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Commercial Drain Cleaning

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Commercial Drain Cleaning by Leone Plumbing and Heating

The task of drain cleaning is such a challenge. Having slow drains or clogs in your commercial bathroom or kitchen can affect workers and customers. Commercial plumbing issues may disrupt business operations. This means losing revenue with the costly expense of plumbing repairs. Whether you are in a small or large business, your plumbing system must run smoothly. To prevent this financial loss, commercial drain cleaning services from a trusted commercial plumber can help.

Basic Commercial Plumbing Tips

You have the capacity to minimize or prevent the problem. Here are a few tips to prevent commercial plumbing issues:
  • Set up a grease (oil) disposal plan. You may coordinate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proper excess grease disposal without compromising the environment.
  • Clean floors (especially the kitchen area) using heavy-duty degreaser daily.
  • Do routine checks to find leaks on pipes. You can rub a compound stick for tiny leaks in pipes. Compound sticks are available at most hardware stores.
  • It is a good idea to hang signs in each bathroom in your business establishment. Inform everyone to flush only what is necessary.
If you are in a position that you cannot handle your commercial plumbing issues, we are here to help.

How do we handle commercial drain cleaning?

In our years of experience in the industry, we have handled various commercial drain issues such as blockages caused by soaps, grease, hair, and other debris. If not properly handled, these drain issues may not only damage your commercial plumbing system but also your business. That is why we are handling commercial drain cleaning job with utmost care and value. We ensure that the procedures that we perform encompass safety and quality standards.

Commercial Drain Cleaning Procedures

  • Sewer Jetting and Snaking

For heavy or hard blockages, our master plumbers are well equipped with high-pressure water jetters that blast through and unclog lines of any length. We also snake the lines using several snake machine tips. We perform snaking to retrieve grease and other debris that is causing the blockage.
  • Video Camera Inspection

The most challenging part of dealing with commercial drain issues is diagnosing the cause. That is why our master plumbers use specialized cameras to probe through the sewer line to determine the problem. In this way, we will be able to identify the causes of blockages like grease build-up, soaps, hair, and other waste. It can also determine if there is a crack in a line or if there is a root issue as well. A video camera inspection is also more cost-effective than digging up the pipes.
  • Regular Maintenance

We also offer regular maintenance of your commercial draining. This will help to avoid blockages due to grease, soaps, and other debris. Preventive maintenance can minimize the risks of business disruptions caused by clogged or slow drains.

Give yourself peace of mind while getting your business working

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