19th February, 2019

Why You Should Hire a Commercial Plumber For Your Business

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…

Problem Solving

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.

Now that you’re ready to hire a commercial plumber, its all about finding the right one. So we’ve put together some simple time for what to look for in your commercial plumber.

If you need a commercial plumber, call us today on 07 3358 3201 or get in touch online.

  • “Fast responses, extremely polite, and honest work”

    The team at Emu plumbing never fail to impress. Tony, Niles, Eli and Joseph are all beyond excellent in their work. Fast responses, extremely polite, and honest work. They’re very thorough and take time to explain situations to make sure everyone understands what is being done and why, they hold a great attention to detail and always clean up after themselves. I can’t recommend Emu enough.

    Thank you guys!

    Airport Hacienda Motel
  • “They did a very thorough, excellent job, with photographic evidence, were very reasonably priced and very professional”

    I needed to call an emergency plumber on a Saturday afternoon for issues at the office where I work in Kingsford Smith Drive in Eagle Farm. I called two local after-hours plumbers without success. Emu answered on the first ring although already busy with a job down the road. They estimated they would be finished with the current job and would be at the office by 4.30 pm which they were. They did a very thorough, excellent job, with photographic evidence, were very reasonably priced and very professional/ I would highly recommend them and use their services again without hesitation.

    Teresa S, Happy After Hours Customer
  • “Will use you guys again for sure”

    Very happy with your service and the work done…  will use you guys again for sure.

    Wayne W, Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • “I would recommend”

    Efficient, reliable and friendly service. I would recommend Emu plumbing!
    Chris A, Waterstop Solutions QLD
  • “The boys deserve some high praise”

    I just wanted to let you know what a good job your young lads did. We’re very happy with the result. The boys deserve some high praise – so efficient, thoughtful, pleasant and a work ethic to be treasured.

    Betty M
  • “The team arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill”

    We are extremely happy with the work of the team.  Alistair, Niall and Tye arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill.  They were happy to show us the progression of the work and left the site clean and tidy.  Also, The guy who did the initial inspection and quote displayed similar professionalism (sorry I didn’t remember his name).  They are all a credit to your firm.

    B & J Hancock, Another Happy Customer
  • “In a league of your own! ”

    Both Iréna and I wish to convey our most sincere thanks for you and your team’s swift and professional resolution to our recent plumbing challenges. We could not praise Alistair and Niles more highly for their incredible technical capabilities, their client focus and their well developed interpersonal and communication skills.

    It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with such a progressive organization as Emu Plumbing. What this rather long-running issue that we have been grappling with over several years, and having engaged numerous other “so-called plumbing professionals”, has proven to us is that there are plumbers and then there is your team….in a league of your own!

    Richard G, Another happy customer
  • “Honest and upfront on saving me money”

    Professional and polite tradesmen. Honest and upfront on saving me money by suggesting alternative solution (dig up ended up being cheaper than reline). Will definitely use them again in future.

    I was impressed with them providing photos of the job as it progressed all packaged up.

    Alex W
  • “Definitely will be using Emu again!”

    Great detailed information on the drain inspection report! Definitely will be using Emu again.

    Luke S, Go Green Solutions
  • “Tony and his team are brilliant”

    If you are reading these reviews, trying to find an honest and reliable team, Emu Plumbing won’t let you down. Tony and his team are brilliant, they cleared and patched a severely broken storm water pipe under our carport. Niles & Jason were on time, professional and left the site clean and tidy. Can’t recommend highly enough! Thanks Tony

    Harry S, Happy Pipe Relining Customer
  • “Absolutely amazing and very helpful”

    We were in a situation where we needed a gas technician to come and assess if there was a gas leak at our property where a previous technician has disconnected our gas cylinder and therefore had no gas for hot showers etc. The team at Emu were absolutely amazing and very helpful when I rang them and told them about our situation. A technician was organised to come out and he managed to fix the problem.

    It’s nice to know that humanity still exists and that they helped as soon as they could, at a reasonable price too! A huge Thank You to the great team at Emu (Shakira, Nials and Tony), we will definitely recommend your business to others as well!

    Szandra P, Happy Customer

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