January 13, 2016 by

Whether you run a small business with a single employee restroom, or a multi-office building with hundreds of plumbing connections, your commercial plumbing service needs are much different than those of a homeowner. While basic plumbing principles apply to jobs of all sizes, commercial plumbing requires a thorough understanding of large plumbing systems, specialized equipment, and a staff large enough to respond to your needs in an emergency. There are four key reasons why Roto-Rooter Victorville, CA commercial plumbing service specialists are your best choice.

System Size

In both the installation of new systems and the repair of existing plumbing, the size of the job affects the approach. Increases in the number of fixtures and the surface area of the project both complicate the plumbing calculations for commercial jobs. An experienced commercial plumber understands the most efficient way to run hundreds of feet of pipe in your building, which will save you thousands of dollars on parts and labor for the job. Height is another major issue in commercial jobs. Most homes don’t need plumbing above a second story, but a commercial site may have dozens of floors. The effect of gravity and the challenge of supplying the right water pressure throughout the entire system are issues best tackled by those experienced in commercial plumbing service.

Video Equipment

The larger the system, the more heavily commercial plumbers rely on technology to be their eyes. Victorville, CA commercial buildings may use hundreds of feet of drain or water lines, and the only efficient way to diagnose and treat plumbing problems is with a visual inspection of the situation. Companies who only do residential plumbing do have video equipment at their disposal, but lack the power and size to explore the depths of a commercial plumbing system.

Municipal Codes

Commercial buildings are under much harsher restrictions than homes, especially businesses that offer public restrooms or serve food and drink. Commercial plumbing service must occur in a way that adheres to all of the municipal codes in your area; otherwise you could end up paying thousands of dollars in fines, and face allegations that you put the public in danger. For instance, commercial buildings in Victorville must have a backflow prevention device, and it must be inspected annually. These devices prevent tainted water from flowing back into the city water supply, and a violation will not only cost you a fortune, but could close your business for several days. Similar statutes exist for the size of drain pipes, the type of toilets that you can use in your building and dozens of other places in your plumbing system. Experienced commercial plumbers understand the codes fully, and ensure your building meets the city’s standards.

Emergency Service

Emergency commercial plumbing service is not a matter that can wait until morning. The loss of water isn’t an inconvenience, it’s a public safety issue, and you may be unable to do business until your plumbing is repaired. In far too many cases residential plumbers don’t have the staff on hand to shift over to a commercial plumbing emergency, so they aren’t able to take care of your needs in a timely manner. Companies that have deep experience in commercial plumbing have more flexibility, and can usually provide service to your site in a matter of hours.

Commercial plumbing is a complex system that requires an experienced eye, and experienced hands to service. Contact Roto-Rooter for all of your commercial plumbing service needs, and see how experience makes all the difference.