Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings
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Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.


Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

3 Emergency Residential Plumbing Repair Issues Every Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

Nicole Jacobs

Homeowners may encounter a variety of residential plumbing repairs. Some of them can cause significant property damage. This is why it is crucial to identify emergency plumbing repairs. The following points highlight common plumbing emergencies that should not be delayed. 

Toilet Clogs

Individuals who have clogged toilets should consider it an emergency if they only have one bathroom. Clogged toilets may have high levels of water and are prone to overflowing. This means that there is a potential for water damage if the toilet is flushed. Sometimes toilets with high water levels may stay at the same level and then slowly drain the water from the bowl. 

Sewage Backups

Some homeowners overlook the signs that they have clogs in their drains. This can lead to sewage backup in drains, which may not be an emergency if it occurs in a toilet. However, a serious sign of clogs in a plumbing system will have a sewage backup in sinks and tubs.

Different things can cause sewage backups, and the issue usually presents itself by having multiple drains clogged. Homeowners may also notice a foul odor coming from their drains and there is likely to be slow drainage. If plumbing repairs are not made, there is a risk of raw sewage backup in drains.

Leaky Toilets and Faucets

Unexplained water on a floor near a toilet or faucet is a sign that an emergency plumbing repair might be needed. This type of leak can cause pathogens to be present if the water is contaminated. It can also promote mold growth or damage flooring. It is best to treat it as a repair issue to determine why the phenomenon is occurring. Leaks at the base of a toilet are indicative that the unit might need to be repaired or replaced. Plumbers can determine the nature of the issue and propose the appropriate fix. Faucets are prone to leaks if there are pipe damages present. 

A plumber is a good resource to use if it is not clear to you whether you have an emergency plumbing repair situation. It is better to err on the side of caution than wait and experience property damage. Plumbers can utilize high-tech cameras to look at the pipes in a plumbing system. The cameras are also effective to use to locate leaks. This can help them find clogs and make timely repairs. A common modern-day solution for clearing clogs from drain lines is to use hydro jetting. This service involves using high-pressure water to clear clogs. 

Contact a local plumbing repair service to learn more.