Commercial plumbing plays a very large role in how most of the major businesses and commercial buildings operate. Without their plumbing, these places would not be "user-friendly," and consumers might go (and "go") elsewhere. Here are five types of plumbing installations that commercial plumbing services cover.
Face it--if a hotel or motel does not have working plumbing, they are not going to have many visitors. Commercial plumbers install all of the sinks, showers and toilets in every room on every floor and connect them all to a main sewer line in the basement or underground. Commercial plumbers also repair the plumbing in hotels and motels, so these installations keep them very busy.
Hospitals need even more specialized plumbing than hotels and motels do. Besides placing a sink and a toilet in every hospital room, some hospitals also have a shower or tub in every room too for long-term, inpatient care. Then there are the laundry rooms where all of the hospital linens are managed, the boilers (if the hospital uses boilers to heat the entire hospital), the surgical tool cleaning machines (which also need water or steam), and several other specialized plumbing applications. Similar plumbing and plumbing installations exist in a research facility or clinic as well.
It is not just the restrooms in a grocery store that commercial plumbers are responsible for. They are also responsible for the installation of the misting irrigation pipes found in produce, the prep stations in the deli, bakery and butcher shop, and the safety stations in the back of the store for eyewash and flesh wound emergencies. Commercial plumbers are called in to install all of the above when a new grocery store is built or when an old retail location is converted into a grocery store.
Apartment Complexes and City Projects
Low rent, high-rise apartment complexes commonly referred to as "the projects" because they are city planning projects to aid low-income families, also require the skills of commercial plumbers. When a number of these projects, or towering apartment complexes, are built, it is the job of a commercial plumbing contractor to construct and install all of the plumbing for these buildings from below ground level to the apartments or penthouses on the top floors. All of the plumbing branches off into individual apartments, but has to functionally empty back into the city sewer system underground, something only a commercial plumber can do.
Restaurants not only require plumbing in their restrooms, but also in their kitchens for cooking, food prep and serving water and drinks to customers. Some of the most complicated water delivery systems run from pipes underground into bars and fountain soda dispensers, and commercial plumbers install them. The delivery systems are engineering marvels because they never cross lines with wastewater systems, and thus, they keep people safe from water-born illnesses while they dine.
If you're in need of commercial plumbing services, be sure to contact a company like DiRosato Plumbing and Heating to learn how they can meet your needs.