Hiring a Plumber for Commercial Needs--The Three Core Considerations

A residential plumber does not differ much with a commercial plumber. They both deal with faucets, drains, lines and familiar material in the plumbing world.  This leads to many businesses contacting almost any type of available plumber for their plumbing needs. The truth, however, is plumbing concerns in commercial scenes call for a distinction in the type of plumber you get. As a commercial installation, there are several factors you should consider about a plumber before issuing the job. The following are some reasons why commercial installations need to find a plumber that is, in all subtle ways, different from a residential plumber.

The fixtures

While fixtures are a universal "must know" for all plumbers, commercial plumbing calls for extra knowledge on several advanced areas. At home, for example, most toilets are the basic floor-mounted design. These are almost always secured to a basic closet flange. In an office, however, toilets tend to be wall-mounted and secured using a closet carrier. Many of these toilets also use flush valves and employ certain advancements such as auto-flash mechanisms for hygiene and conservation purposes. The plumber deployed in such circumstances, therefore, needs to be equally matched to deal with such fixture differences. Another example of fixture differences in commercial plumbing can be drawn from the use of urinals, and lavatory differences. Many offices employ infrared technology to auto-detect and flush these units. The technology involved has to work hand-in-hand with the plumbing system and, therefore, only a plumber familiar with such setups can work effectively in these areas.

The size

While a residential home may have two floors of plumbing connected, commercial areas can have as many storeys of plumbing in a networked system. The plumbing company needs to be able to deploy plumbers who are able to deal with the sheer size of commercial plumbing anticipated.  There are more pipes, sinks, drainages, and even toilets that will need to be accounted for quickly during a commercial plumbing emergency. When all connected, a mishap in one area may lead to multiple problems in others. This is why a commercial installation requires only the best of plumbers as their go-to solution.

Problem variations

Generally, residential places tend to encounter the same basic problems; a clogged drain here, low water pressure there, sewer system malfunctions, and more. While commercial installations also encounter similar problems, they however tend to encounter more non-basic problems routinely. The fact that commercial plumbing is supposed to handle tens or hundreds of users' needs exposes these systems to a myriad of non-basic problems. In addition, plumbers dealing with commercial installations have more codes to be aware of as opposed to residential plumbing codes. These are just but some of the reasons why any commercial installation seeking a plumber needs to ensure that the hired individual is a cut above residential plumbing prowess.