Some Important Things to Know About Commercial Plumbing
If you own a business, plumbing problems can be more than an inconvenience. In some cases, they can pose health risks and even force you to shut down for a period of time. This, of course, affects both your productivity and your bottom line. But you can’t call just any plumber. You need to hire a company that specializes in commercial plumbing.
While there are many similarities between residential and commercial plumbing, there are some important differences as well. For starters, commercial plumbing is often on a much larger scale. The water filtration systems for example, needed to make sure your apartment building, office building or restaurant run smoothly, will be larger and heavier duty than those in your home. And while you may have two or three toilets to maintain in your home, your business may have dozens.
Commercial Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment
In many cases, commercial plumbing systems will also make use of different equipment than is used in residential plumbing. Boiler systems for example, are common in many types of commercial and apartment buildings. These important fixtures help to keep pipes from freezing in the winter (something which could result in flooding). If you have a business that uses a boiler system, that system is going to need regular maintenance and sometimes repair.
Another common piece of equipment found in commercial plumbing are grease traps. These are especially important in businesses that operate in the food service sector as they prevent grease from going down the drain and clogging up pipes. If you have a business that uses grease traps, then having them maintained by a professional commercial plumbing company will not help you keep your business running smoothly, but it will help you avoid costly repairs.
Of course, many of the fixtures you’ll find in commercial plumbing systems are very similar to those in residential as well – though there are often more of them, and sometimes they are heavier duty. These include items like sump pumps, drains, toilets, etc. Commercial plumbers are well-equipped to handle the various and sometimes extensive needs of their business clients.
Importance of Prompt Service in Commercial Plumbing
As mentioned earlier, plumbing problems can be disastrous for businesses. Imagine, having an office building where the heat has cut out due to a failed boiler system, or a restaurant where there has been a sewage back-up in the basement. When these kinds of problems occur, it’s important to have a commercial plumbing company that can offer prompt service. And since these issues rarely come up at a convenient time, you need to have a company that has technicians on call, 24-7.
At Wentworth Plumbing, we provide a wide range of commercial plumbing services to our clients. Some types of businesses that we serve are apartment buildings, restaurants, offices and more. Whether you have a commercial plumbing emergency or would like to arrange for a consultation for maintenance, give us a call today. We would be happy to have you call us your commercial plumber.