Commercial plumbing services are usually separated into two categories of plumbing: commercial and residential plumbing. However, the plumbing issues usually associated with commercial and residential plumbing are similar, such as a burst or leaking pipes. This is because both the plumbing of commercial and residential property is subjected to a lot of wear and tear over time. Therefore, many of the same techniques that apply to the residential plumbing system also apply to the commercial plumbing system.
For commercial plumbing services, the owner or landlord must maintain the drainage, piping, septic tank, fixtures, and so on. Professional commercial plumbing services are required to install and maintain the drainage system, commercial water heaters, water lines, water supply systems, and water systems for commercial properties. Besides, a plumbing contractor may also be called in for leak detection and repair. Leaking pipes can be repaired, but care must be taken to damage the surrounding structures or adjoining areas.
The general practices of commercial buildings, including multiple stories, usually require the use of gravity to draw away debris and water from the building. This makes residential plumbing methods more applicable. The floors of commercial structures are usually elevated several feet above the ground. The pipes can be placed through a series of holes drilled in the concrete floor, which helps the water drain away.
In contrast, residential plumbing methods do not have a series of large-diameter holes drilled in the concrete floor. Residential plumbing in commercial spaces are typically more flexible. However, because of the pipes’ greater flexure, residential plumbing methods often experience some movement. In addition, the pipes are placed in areas that are more susceptible to movement. For instance, the walls of many residential buildings are not reinforced properly, so they are more prone to “tearing” or “wear and tear.” Residential plumbing is also less costly for commercial properties because there is less of a need for structural steel reinforcement.
The difference between residential and commercial plumbing is made even clearer when you consider what types of problems plumbers are likely to encounter. Plumbers will commonly be called upon to repair sewage and/or septic systems. These are complex systems, and residential plumbers may not have the expertise needed to repair them. On the other hand, commercial plumbers need to be skilled and experienced working with these systems because they are used regularly. In other words, if a commercial property has a septic system, it is highly unlikely that a residential Plumber would be called upon to repair it.
Another common problem that plumbers face involves fixtures and faucets. Since fixtures and faucets are typically installed in commercial properties, licensed plumbers are not always available to install them. In addition, many commercial plumbers work in offices, where installation of fixtures and faucets is not their responsibility. In these cases, it is necessary for a residential homeowner or business owner to hire a contractor who is skilled and experienced in installing pipes, fixtures, and faucets. Even though this task may be more difficult or time-consuming than the installation process for residential pipes, it is necessary for buildings to be functional.
Finally, some businesses require the use of multiple floors or else numerous levels of the building. While installing pipes and fixtures for multiple floors can be expensive, the right contracting company can save a business or commercial buildings from the financial burden. Contractors who specialize in providing drainage and plumbing services to commercial buildings can locate businesses that require these services. Once the pipes and fixtures are in place, plumbers can complete any tasks related to them. They can also ensure that all plumbing systems are up to code.
Commercial plumbing maintenance is vital in any building. High rises and apartment complexes in New York City have fallen several years behind in maintaining their drainage systems. As a result, many residents of these buildings have contracted deadly diseases such as cholera and diarrhea. Commercial plumbing maintenance must be completed regularly.