A plumbing issue can arise at any time – and anywhere. Whenever a new home, high-rise, or building gets built, the design revolves around plumbing, and it will be installed there. Did you know there are some differences between residential and commercial plumbing in Mukilteo?
Commercial vs. Residential Plumbing
In the grand scheme of things, plumbing is extremely similar because you have the same materials and function in both commercial and residential spaces. All Valley Plumbing specializes in both areas, but it does take a bit of skill and experience to tackle larger commercial projects.
Commercial plumbing installations get optimized during the design phase as the piping and fixtures must get embedded in the floors and walls. The differences a plumbing technician has to consider when services commercial properties include:
- Size – Commercial buildings are bigger, so there will be more pipes, more fixtures, and more chances for something to go wrong due to increased demand.
- Floors – When you have buildings with multiple floors, such as apartment complexes or office high-rises, plumbing is required on each level of the structure. For commercial buildings, smaller branch lines stem from a large mainline. Additionally, the pipes used for a multi-level building may differ from those for residential buildings.
- Maintenance and Repair – Many commercial properties operate around normal business hours, meaning service and repair calls have to be done at certain times of the day or evening. You may also find that more than one person mans commercial properties, and the building owner may not be present when repairs get done.
All Valley Plumbing has the skill and experience to take on all plumbing projects – commercial or residential.