When you need a plumber at work it’s easy to jump online and search for the closest plumber that can show up immediately. But did you know that you should be searching for a commercial plumber rather than getting residential plumber to install or maintain your commercial plumbing structure?
You may think ‘a plumber’s a plumber’! But there are some very important differences between a commercial and residential plumbing job.
A leaky tap can look the same in a home or office to an untrained eye. But a commercial plumber will see all the potential problems that come along with it that just don’t happen in the home. They’ll also have the expertise to investigate what’s going on and be able to fix any other underlying structure issues.
We know that plumbing can be confusing so we’ve put together some points to help you understand the benefits of hiring a commercial plumber and how it can make a big difference to your business.
Bigger Business – Bigger problems
Residential works are typically on a much smaller scale than any plumbing works in an office or restaurant. Additionally the codes and requirements for plumbing works in residential homes aren’t subject to the same set of standards as commercial work.
Because commercial jobs are often on a much bigger scale with their pipes taking more use and abuse by an entire apartment building, an office building or a busy restaurant. Because of this high-usage there are different permits and codes for commercial plumbing.
Your large commercial appliances are also in high use – so scale and gunk builds up very quickly. With a commercial plumber working for you, they will be able to put together a maintenance schedule – which means that you won’t have to worry about waiting until something breaks before getting it fixed.
They Have All the Right Tools For the Job
There’s a lot of equipment that’s specific to commercial jobs that just isn’t needed when servicing a home plumbing system. This means that if you call a local residential plumber to help with your cafe’s kitchen maintenance, there’s a high chance they just won’t have the right tools at their disposal.
A good residential plumber will know this and be able to direct you to a commercial plumber, but there’s always a chance that they won’t and try to do the job themselves using the wrong tools. Which can end up costing you a fortune in the long run!
Some of the technology that commercial plumbers have are…
- Water jetters for cleaning pipes with scale build up or even tree roots!
- Pipe relining technology to quickly repair buried or obstructed pipes that have been damaged
- Backflow testing and maintenance technology
A commercial plumber will see your problems differently from one who works mostly in the home. A running toilet in the home means just that, but in an apartment block or office building this could mean that there’s something else at play. A commercial plumber will have the right skills to be able to investigate other floors and bathrooms and discover any underlying problems with the overall plumbing structure.
And speaking of plumbing structure, it’s always far more complex and working on one part of the system can alter another part. Only a commercial plumber will have the experience to understand and find out how these structures are laid out.
They’ll Save You Money
When you’ve got a commercial plumber working for your business, they’ll quickly learn all the ins and outs of your plumbing structure. A good plumber will be have to help you with preventative maintenance and can even develop a schedule for you. So when you do need something fixed they’ll be able to do the work quicker and with your individual needs in mind. Which means you’ll be saving money and time – and getting your business up and running even faster!
Find out all the commercial plumbing services that Emu have to offer to see how we can be your one-stop-shop for all your commercial plumbing needs.