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Professional Commercial Plumbing Services in Houston
WHAT IS COMMERCIAL PLUMBING?
Commercial plumbing relates to all plumbing systems and related components installed in and used by businesses. Commercial plumbing installations have an increased complexity compared to those of a residential plumbing system, often with multiple sinks and toilets in numerous bathrooms on multiple floors.
Plumbing is all about supply pipes, water flow, and drainage. Whether it’s in the home or a commercial building, water still flows downhill, so the job description between a residential and commercial plumber is similar. The main difference between residential and commercial plumbing installations is the complexity of the system. Multiple bathrooms with multiple toilets on multiple floors, all require a water supply and access to a drainage system and the main sewer line.
Many commercial plumbing installations take a pretty good beating, especially in the area of food preparation. It doesn’t take much to clog a sewer line, even in a well-maintained system, and food-related waste accounts for a large portion of our commercial plumbing repair calls.
WHAT DO COMMERCIAL PLUMBERS DO?
The role of a commercial plumber is to take the knowledge they have of residential plumbing systems and engineer it to a larger scale for use in businesses with commercial kitchens and multiple bathrooms. Installing, maintaining, and repairing of commercial plumbing systems is far more complicated than those of residential systems. Commercial plumbers need to be able to take gravity, water pressure, and even the angle of the pipes into consideration to deliver water supply and waste drainage services to your business.
ARE ALL LICENSED PLUMBERS CONSIDERED “COMMERCIAL PLUMBERS”?
All licensed plumbers in the state of Texas are required to take several hours of commercial plumbing-specific classroom training. So, in the interest of making a long story short, yes, all licensed plumbers can perform commercial plumbing work.
In addition to the state requirements, Nick’s Plumbing provides our licensed technicians with hours of hands-on commercial plumbing training, as well as hundreds of hours of experience in the field.
Commercial plumbers need to be large-scale problem solvers, as commercial installations usually include several floors each with its bathrooms, kitchens, and drain lines. Commercial plumbers need to be mindful of the effect a repair made in one unit will have on the rest of the building. Drain clogs, specifically, are a challenge to commercial plumbers, in that blockages must be removed without causing a clog further down the shared sewer or drain lines.
It is important to execute due diligence when selecting a commercial plumber. Ask any potential contractor about their experience with the type of commercial plumbing installation you need. Don’t forget to get references from the contractor and review their online reviews to ensure they can handle the job.
WHAT COMMERCIAL PLUMBING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?
Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services offers many commercial plumbing services, from installing faucets and other fixtures, cleaning and maintaining commercial drain and sewer lines, and performing commercial building re-pipes.
Call Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Service to schedule your free estimate or a free second opinion regarding your commercial plumbing needs.