In the world of plumbing, there are two realms: commercial and residential.
Between the two, many of the same services may be performed. The way those services are performed, however, is going to be drastically different. Commercial properties may have hundreds of people using a plumbing system on a daily basis—you wouldn’t want to perform services on that plumbing system with the same standards you’d use on a house with four people living in it.
With that being said, here are a few commercial plumbing services that require the skills of a commercial plumber in Phoenix.
Water Testing and Treatment
Water treatment systems are designed to filter all the bad things out of your main water supply. Just the same as you’d want to protect your family against excessive chlorine, bacteria, or other contaminants, it can be even more important to have the same done for your commercial property.
After all, there may be dozens of more people consuming this water throughout the day. Keeping them healthy and free from contaminated water is all the more important since their livelihood is in your hands. Bad drinking water can make life tough for your employees (and bad for overall productivity). For your customers, it could be what stops them from returning.
Straightening out your water all starts with a water test. That will determine if there are any high levels of contaminants to begin with, and with that, the plumber can then prescribe the right treatment system.
For a restaurant, bar, cafeteria, or other commercial kitchen, waste disposal is incredibly important. A backed-up sink is not something you can afford to deal with during a lunch or dinner rush. Plus, backed-up drains can become unsanitary and may attract flies, produce sewer gasses, or even create bacteria.
The best solution is a garbage disposal. Of course, you’ll also need to make sure it stays in good operation during the entire span of the day. Proper care for the disposal can go a long way, but after constant use for several years, you may need to have repairs or replacement performed. Having a dependable emergency plumber in your contacts list is a good idea in the rare event that your garbage disposal has had enough.
Backflow prevention and testing is one of the responsibilities a commercial property must sometimes take on.
This is because any water connected to the city’s water line must be verified as clean and free from toxins or contamination. If that water were to end up going back into the supply—a phenomenon known as backflow—it could contaminate the public water and become a huge risk for the city.
Backflow prevention ensures that the plumbing system is configured in such a way that the drains will not cause backflow. If they are, they’ll need to be fixed and have that instance recorded. It’s a sensitive job that requires the help of no one except a certified backflow prevention expert.