Commercial plumber vs Domestic Plumber
If you are curious to know what makes the difference then read on. You would think that all pipes and drainage systems are the same, so why would you need to look specifically for a commercial plumber?
It’s all the same isn’t it?
Well, the truth is that whilst one pipe may look just like another and yes, most toilet systems do flush in the same way, there are fundamental differences not only in what materials are used, but how they are used, how much needs to be installed, and where there are used.
A commercial plumber works on larger and far more complex set ups than a domestic home. It’s likely that they will need to work over several floors and take into account the amount of waste, water and pressure needed to supply all areas consistently with running water as well as heating.
So, what exactly are the main differences:
Commercial properties usually service a large number of staff or visitors. Buildings like offices or hotels need bigger systems to cope with this amount of demand. This means that it requires more pipe work, sinks, toilets and, of course, the right pressure to each floor, room, bathroom or kitchen. A team of commercial plumbers is needed for this type of installation to ensure the job doesn’t go on and on.
Mapping it out:
In order to keep an accurate view of what is installed and where (for maintenance purposes) it’s not unusual for companies to have blueprints of how and where systems connect. So that problems can be traced and accessed easily through the knowledge of how the system has been put together, and where the main connection points are.
High demand and usage places a strain on all systems especially those that have a larger footfall. If these haven’t been fitted by a person with the right skills and experience who understands the complexities that bigger premises bring, including maintenance and repair of the systems, can lead to difficulties later on.
Keeping it hot:
The other area where a plumber who has commercial experience will excel at, relates to the heating systems which will be via an industrial boiler. These are much bigger systems that deliver more effective heating and hot water than a domestic boiler would but are more complex than standard boilers in terms of maintenance, servicing and repair.
A specialist knowledge in how industrial boilers and large plumbing systems work and how to look after them is required to ensure that they are always in good working order. This includes staying up to date with a lot more codes (these relate to errors that can occur on heating systems) than residential plumber’s encounter. For a commercial property you need a commercial plumber; like Bradley Plumbing, Heating and Gas Services.
That about wraps it up
However, if you need someone to help you with your plumbing and heating, we’d be happy to help. We work with both commercial and residential property owners providing a full plumbing and heating service.
We also pride ourselves on offering a first-class service to all clients. Feel free to get in touch.