Your plumbing system is one of the most important systems you can have in your home, office or workplace. It ensures a healthy and hygienic lifestyle and it harnesses a precious resource —water. Plumbing makes possible the miracle of clean, convenient water.
Plumbing issues can be very frustrating. Whilst most issues can be fixed easily, plumbing emergencies are irritating and if not dealt with in a timely manner they can lead to disaster.
Because plumbing is complicated and one of the costliest systems to repair or install in a home, it pays to understand how the system works. If you understand the basics of a plumbing system you can better understand the types of problems that occur. A properly designed system will deliver water to the various fixtures and water-using appliances efficiently and carry away waste water without clogs.
If you are building or renovating then planning wisely will allow you to often reduce the overall plumbing expense significantly by placing bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms near one another so that they can share parts of the system.
Kitchens use a simple plumbing setup which includes hot and cold water supply to the taps, a waste line for the sink; and if you use gas in the kitchen, a gas supply pipe. Other items often found in a kitchen like dishwashers, waste disposals, ice makers etc are generally tied in to the sink’s plumbing.
The plumbing in a bathroom must handle water delivery to and waste removal from all of these fixtures in an organized, efficient, leak-free manner.
All bathrooms are equipped with two plumbing systems: water supply and drain-waste-vent.
Water supply plumbing delivers hot and cold water. Water comes in from the water supply (mains or tank) and is delivered to the house. At the water heater, it splits into two lines—one that carries cold water and the other that delivers hot water from the water heater to the fixtures that require it.
The drain-waste-vent system is found near each of the sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets. Vent pipes send sewer gases up and out the roof and provide air pressure so that waste can flow freely.
Commercial Plumbing Systems
Commercial plumbers service businesses, apartment blocks and industrial units with any kind of plumbing need from blocked drains, gas leaks and installations to servicing and repair. A good quality commercial plumber is trained to contain, assess, quote and then repair the problem quickly and professionally.
Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Light industrial and Industrial systems all fall under Commercial Plumbing. Within this you will find that restaurants, office buildings, business parks, malls, petrol stations, and theatres all have their own type of system. Each system has differing demands and needs placed on it. Therefore, each system requires special skills to install, service and maintain it correctly.
Commercial Hot Water
A good commercial plumber can re-fit pipes and equipment which need the flow of water, conduct repairs and respond quickly to plumbing emergencies to get a whole apartment block, industrial unit or business running smoothly. Using the same plumber each time enables them to learn the workings of your building and equipment and therefore will make each visit more efficient.
Industrial and commercial servicing and repair
Commercial plumbers have experience in dealing with commercial machines and can repair them quickly. They can also understand the machinery and with regular servicing and maintenance can spot the little problems before they become big problems. Some things to think about when selecting the right plumber for your commercial property might include how many years of actual commercial experience does this firm have, are they in it for the job at hand or will they be there in the long run, can you reach them when you need them, can you reach the plumber or do they call you when they can, does their solution involve sound long term business objectives you have with minimal problems and disruptions?