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 Plumbing 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.

  • “Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve”

    We cannot fault Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing. We had a very complex reline of a long combine sewer that had plagued us for decades. Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve over four days of hard yakka. It was over 36 degrees! The team were professional, courteous and went the extra mile to do the job. After three days on site they left the place clean and tidy as if they were never there. We would recommend Emu Plumbing without reservation.

    Alan and Lesley Chenoweth, Happy Pipe Relining Customers
  • “Well organised, efficient and competitively priced.”

    Have been using Tony Bonehill & his team from Emu Plumbing for a number of years and have no hesitation in recommending them for all types of plumbing works. I manage a large property portfolio, and I need to be able to rely on my tradespeople, and I never have to second guess using Emu Plumbing. They are well organised, efficient & competitively priced!

    Toni Jorgenson, Property Manager
  • “Quick, knowledgeable and competitive on price.”

    I have been in this industry now for more than 25 years across a number of different venues and was introduced to Tony and his team by another friend that owns and runs a restaurant in Brisbane. For more than the last five years he has been one of our top trade contacts, and I would recommend Emu to anyone that is interested in getting the job done right the first time.

    They are always on time, and they are clean and tidy workers (which is essential in a commercial kitchen). They clean up, take photos of the work completed and are always happy to do a quick site check to see if anything else may need attention in the future. Quick, knowledgeable and competitive on price.

    Nick Pinn, Malt Group
  • “High standard of service and prompt response.”

    I would highly recommend Emu Plumbing to any Strata Scheme looking for an outstanding Maintenance Plumber. Their expertise, high standard of service and prompt response is why I have continued to use Emu Plumbing for all our plumbing issues.

    John Tam, Corporate Manager
  • “Efficient processes, quality workmanship and quick turnaround.”

    Efficient processes, quality workmanship and quick turnaround, is why we at Sikorsky Helitech, a Lockheed Martin company, choose Emu Plumbing for all our plumbing services. In the Commercial world, downtime means money, so it is very important to our company that we have trades that understand an urgent “Call to Action” like Emu Plumbing.

    Paul Carnell, FMC
  • “Emu plumbing is the market leader”

    Precision Aviation Group Australia uses Emu Plumbing for all plumbing and gas fitting requirements that arise on site.

    Tony and his team leave no stone unturned in their support of our needs. They go above and beyond to ensure that the time frames and quality of the work are to the highest level and they continue with the customer comes first attitude when the work is complete. For any commercial plumbing or gas fitting requirements, Emu plumbing is the market leader.

    Chris Slade, Director of Operations
  • “The best plumbers I have worked with, they never let me down.”

    I have worked with Tony and the Emu Plumbing Team over nearly 4 years. The level of professionalism, and most importantly honesty and integrity that the Team delivers every day is outstanding. Tony is always available for advice over the phone to our Tenants and Landlords.

    I would recommend Tony and the Emu Team as the best plumbers I have worked with, and they have never let me down. Now that is something that is hard to find!

    Stephanie Cook, Property Management
  • “Very happy to recommend Emu Plumbing”

    I have had the pleasure of using Emu Plumbing several times. On all occasions they have been very helpful, informative and prompt, with their advice and service. The work they have carried out has always been completed reliably as promised and very professionally. Very happy to recommend Emu Plumbing.

    Ian Davies, Happy Customer
  • “I have no hesitation in recommending the Emu Plumbing team.”

    A huge thank you to Tony, Al and Bryce for helping us get Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen up and running! You’ve been incredible, and we’re very appreciative of your efforts, which went above and beyond the norm on many occasions. We used lots of second-hand and re-purposed items during our fit-out, and nothing was straightforward – but nothing was ever a problem for the boys. I have no hesitation in recommending the Emu Plumbing team, and am glad they’re part of ours.

     

    Ben Brown, Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen
  • “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
  • “The Most Professional Boys”

    Emu Plumbing have the nicest and most professional boys working in their team, they are all so well mannered and polite. Well done!

    Ros Rundle, Happy Customer
  • “Prompt and excellent service!”

    I moved into a new unit to find no water was flowing through the pipes. My property manager sent Eric from Emu Plumbing who fixed the matter quickly.

    Someone turned off my water supply last night as water from my unit was leaking downstairs into the foyer! Along came Eric who again fixed the problem of my laundry taps and he even left ‘who gives a crap’ toilet paper. Fantastic!!

    Prompt and excellent service from your company – Eric was polite and efficient.

    Ronda Demaine, Happy Customer
  • “The whole process from the quoting and booking to the completion of the job was effortless”

    Had the guys out doing storm water pipes for my new shed. 
    Very knowledgeable guys who did a great job. The whole process from the quoting and booking to the completion of the job was effortless!! Fantastic team. Highly recommended!

    Brad Sellick, Happy Customer
  • “Professional and Fantastic Work”

    So happy with Bryce and Alex –  they both turned up on time and were professional and did fantastic work – thank you

    Ian Sampson, Happy Customer
  • “10 out of 10”

    10/10! My rating for Alistair’s call out 🙂 You pick great plumbers with an amazing “bedside manner” Tony! 

    Thanks again

    Jacqui, Happy Customer
  • “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 da Silva, Happy After Hours Customer
  • “Issue was fixed and all my gas equipment around the house was brought up to compliance”

    Tony and his team were amazing! I was stuck with no hot water late at night and he sent someone the following morning but still reassured me that he would be able to fix my problem. His worker, Niles was very professional, thorough and lovely. Issue was fixed and all my gas equipment around the house was brought up to compliance.

    Amy Waters, Happy Customer

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