Commercial plumbing is responsible for carrying water to both commercial establishments and residential homes. Commercial plumbing is generally responsible for handling all the wastewater that comes from businesses or homes. Commercial plumbing is also responsible for the control of the sewage system in areas where it is not feasible for a private town pump to handle the task. Commercial plumbing is very different from residential plumbing, in more ways than one.
Commercial plumbing works on everything from the smallest apartment buildings to massive commercial structures. So just what makes commercial plumbing different than residential plumbing? Commercial plumbing handles many of the exact same jobs that a residential plumbing company would, however to an entirely different scale and with different needs.
Plumbing works with both single and multiple floors in a commercial building. In a single story building the pipes work with only one pipe. In a multi-story building the plumbing system works multiple floors with multiple pipes and often more than one pump to handle the wastewater. The plumbing also must be able to handle large amounts of water and often drains and sends the water to drainage systems that can then take care of the water within the commercial building.
Commercial plumbing also handles sewer lines. These lines are usually found within residential buildings and connect to septic tanks that are in the residential areas. The plumbing routes in a commercial building must also be able to handle the amount of water that comes through the pipes, as well as being able to handle very heavy industrial traffic. This means that the plumbing services will also have to have equipment to deal with sewage and drain cleaning. The plumbers must also make sure that the proper procedures are taken with regards to pipeline integrity in the event of an accident.
Commercial buildings that contain gyms or weight rooms usually have a high rise or two that needs to be sealed. There is a large amount of moisture and salt within the air in these types of buildings. This combination can lead to a buildup of pressure within the pipes and cause them to become weaker over time. This can cause pressure to build in certain sections of the buildings causing a major leak. Commercial plumbing maintenance is especially important for high rises that have gym equipment such as steam showers.
It is important that businesses have commercial plumbing systems that are capable of handling the amount of water that is used in these multiple floors. There are also many drains in the drains and pipes that must also be maintained on a regular basis. Many drains are used to lower water levels to lower floor levels in commercial buildings where there are multiple floors that need to be cleaned or sanitized.