Commercial buildings often have much larger plumbing systems than residential homes, which makes them more susceptible to plumbing problems. In this article, our commercial plumbing experts explain some of the most common problems a commercial building may experience and how to prevent them:
Choose a plumbing company can be tough – and it can be even tougher when you’re choosing one for your business. Before you call the first company you come across online, consider comparing several local companies before you make your decision. And don’t make these common mistakes:
Rely only on the service cost
People say you get what you pay for, right? It’s no different in the commercial plumbing service world. If you’re looking for a plumbing company that’s simply the cheapest cost, you’ll likely get the cheapest work. Do your research and get a few different quotes from different (reputable) companies before you decide which one to hire.
Choose a company that’s new
New isn’t always better – especially when it comes to contractors. If you want a commercial plumbing company that knows what they’re doing and will get the job done right, turn to a company that’s been in business several years. Their technicians will have more experience and you’ll likely have your problem fixed better and faster than a company with less experience.
Assume all plumbers are the same
Before you choose a company, make sure they have the proper licenses, certifications, and insurance to practice commercial plumbing. Not every company does, and if you choose one without the proper credibility, you risk getting sub-par work, future problems, and extra costs.
Hire someone that doesn’t guarantee their work
If a plumbing service contractor isn’t willing to guarantee the work that they do, you probably want to shy away from them. This means they’re not confident in the abilities of their technicians to give you the right kind of service.
Get roped in by bells and whistles
Some commercial plumbing companies boast about having the latest tools or a certain kind of technology that sounds interesting, but it doesn’t mean they’re the best choice. If you talk to a company that tries to rope you in with bells and whistles, be wary. Some of the best plumbing companies use tried and true methods.