Taking care of your workplace kitchen or break room is important, because in doing so, you are also taking care of your employees. Plumbing issues in your home are one thing, but in a business, an issue affects many more individuals.
Here are some commonly overlooked issues that you can look out for in your company kitchen:
Leaky Faucets: A leaky faucet doesn’t seem like a big deal, until it evolves into a major plumbing issue and suddenly your employees are unable to wash their dishes on their breaks.
Broken or Leaking fixtures or Pipes: Any time there is additional moisture involved, there is automatically a much higher risk of mold issues and rot, which can not only seriously the affect the health of your employees, but also the structural safety of the building.
Clogged Drains: Employees aren’t always mindful of what they are washing down the drain, causing buildup over time.
Water Temperature Issues: Lack of hot water or lasting hot water is indicative of a malfunctioning water heater, or incorrect water heater settings. Your water heater may also simply not be large enough to accommodate the size of your workplace.
Workplace inspections should be held regularly. Schedule planned maintenance checks with a plumber and make sure you are on top of any questions or concerns that may be building up in your workplace.