Why do you think commercial plumbing exists when we have able all-rounder plumbers. We are pretty sure that residential plumbers can handle commercial duties equally well. Isn’t it?
However, as everybody has limited working hours, training people differently for residential and commercial plumbing is more cost-effective and time-saving. Also, when we have different people for different jobs, the task is managed more effectively. That’s the reason why we have dedicated commercial plumbers to maintain buildings, disposal of waste, and everything that falls under that umbrella.
What is Commercial Plumbing?
To be precise, commercial plumbing is the task of installing and maintaining supply and drainage of water for factories, buildings, industries, businesses, a region as a whole, etc. on a large scale. It has considerable points of differences from residential plumbing. Commercial plumbing has to deal with emergencies. Emergencies regarding water leaks, disruption in water flow or drainage that occurs instantly without any prior notice. So, a team of commercial plumbers has to be ready for something as complex as these issues can get.
Role and Types of Commercial Plumbers
As mentioned above, commercial plumbers help in a seamless flow of water from the origin to the deadline. Their responsibilities include the path that water carries with itself (only on the large-scale). Small-scale duties are covered by homeowners and residential plumbers.
If we talk about the types, commercial plumbing can be categorized as the following.
- Hot water plumbing to repair any heating systems that have been broken down to ensure adequate availability of hot water in the premises. Large-scale hot water plumbing is primarily needed by large buildings, factories, and machinery depending on hot water and its elements.
- The second type includes dealing with heavy machinery and any issues that arise due to their daily wear and tear, or something uncalled for.
- The third type includes installing and maintaining water pipes for seamless supply and drainage. Commercial plumbers have to dig up a lot and manage pipelines that connect supply and sewerage systems in a particular region.
- There’s another type of commercial plumbing that handles and maintains appliances that use some sources of energy. For example commercial ovens or equipment using gas to operate.
- Commercial plumbers are also equipped with skills to handle indoor plumbing needs for large buildings. For example, repairing water fountains, showers, toilets, bathrooms or kitchen sinks, fire sprinklers, connection with regional supply and drainage, etc.
So, if you find a commercial plumber handling residential duties, don’t be surprised.
Commercial Plumbers vs. Residential Plumbers
It would be wrong on our part to compare the skills of commercial plumbers with residential plumbers. Both of these professionals are assigned different roles in society and one should not neglect anyone’s efforts.
However, we can still conclude that residential plumbers may or may not be able to handle commercial plumbing duties but a commercial plumber can handle both. A residential plumber can promote itself to a profile of commercial plumber with some training and practice as both of these lines travel in the same direction.