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What's the Difference Between a Commercial and Residential Plumber?

Common Types of Commercial Plumbing Emergencies

What to Look for in a Commercial Plumber

Who's the Best Commercial Plumber in Texas?

Whether you own a business, shopping center, or any other type of commercial property, sooner or later you'll need the assistance of a commercial plumber. No matter if your problem is a leaky faucet, a clogged toilet, or something more sinister, it's important to know who to call. There are many different types of commercial properties and commercial plumbing emergencies. In this article, we'll go each one and discuss what your actions should be. Let's get started!

What’s the Difference Between a Commercial and Residential Plumber? 

The main difference between commercial and residential plumbers is in the types of properties they're licensed to work on. Commercial plumbers are specially licensed and qualified to work on large, commercial properties. Residential plumbers, while they may be equally as experienced and skilled, aren't licensed to work on commercial properties.

Commercial plumbing is also different from residential plumbing in regards to the size and scope of the work being done. The pipes, materials, and code requirements that are used in commercial plumbing are often larger, more complicated, and more stringent than those in residential plumbing. For example, the water heaters, boilers, water pipes, and drainage pipes, used in commercial plumbing are typically larger and more complicated than residential materials.

Commercial plumbers are also bound to a tighter schedule than residential plumbers. Commercial plumbers will be working in schools, hospitals, and businesses that are required to adhere to tight schedules. Residential plumbers, on the other hand, are typically more flexible with their schedules and can come and go as they please.

Common Types of Commercial Plumbing Emergencies

It's important to remember that not all types of plumbing problems are emergencies. However, whether you have an emergency or not, contacting the right commercial plumber is essential to resolve your problem. Here are some of the most common issues that require the assistance of a commercial plumber.

  • Leaky faucets

Most commercial properties have sinks, bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas with faucets. When one of these faucets starts to leak without warning or reason, you will likely need a plumber to resolve your issue.

  • Clogged sinks

Sinks can clog up for a number of reasons, but the main reason on commercial properties is because food particles or small objects accidentally get dropped into them. While your maintenance man can try to resolve the problem himself, commercial plumbers have more equipment, methods, and experience at unclogging sinks.

  • Clogged toilets

Clogged toilets can be a minor problem, or it can be a recurring issue that stems from deep-rooted plumbing problems. If you have a toilet on your commercial property that clogs often and easily, there's a good chance that you should call a plumber out to perform a deeper inspection.

  • Leaky water heater

Leaky water heaters aren't always cause for an emergency, but they do need to be repaired or replaced in a timely fashion. Either way, you'll have to enlist the services of a skilled commercial plumber.

  • Burst pipes

In terms of worst-case scenario plumbing emergencies, a burst pipe is at the top of it. Burst pipes can result in flooding, water damage, mold, mildew, and so much more. The first thing you should do with a burst pipe is turn the water main off to your building. Next, contact us at 1-800-Plumber + Air and we'll be at your location as quickly as possible to repair the problem.

  • Backed Up Sewage System

There are few plumbing emergencies more stinky and annoying than a backed-up sewage system. Clogged sewage systems are slow-moving and progressing and they get worse the longer you leave it unattended. If you start to notice foul smells around your sinks and plumbing fixtures for no reason, you likely have a backed-up sewage system.

You will also notice that water drains slower down your drain than usual. It's important to pay attention to these details and have your system checked before it has the chance to worsen.

What to Look for in a Commercial Plumber

It's vital that you don't pick the first plumber that you find on Google or the yellow pages. Plumbing is a complicated profession where experience is one of the most important elements to success. Here are some of the main things you should look for in a commercial plumber.


Experience is irreplaceable when it comes to the plumbing profession. Plumbers can have all the book knowledge in the world, but until they have worked on a problem first-hand, they aren't fully qualified to fix your problem.


It's also important to hire a plumber who can service your needs according to your schedule. Depending on your commercial property, you may need work done after hours or on the weekend. Finding a plumber with flexibility and an open schedule is paramount to fixing your plumbing problems.


Regardless of how skilled or experienced a plumber is, it doesn't do any good if they aren't licensed in your area. Licensing and certification are second to none in the commercial plumbing industry. Not only do these indicate that a plumber is qualified, but it also means they're likely insured against accidents and damage.

Good Communication

If you've ever worked with someone in the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or construction field, you'll realize how important good communication is. It's important to know when your plumber is going to be at your location and to notify you of any schedule changes. Communication is also important so that the plumber you hire knows exactly what your needs are. Good communication and listening skills are essential for a solid commercial plumber.

Who's the Best Commercial Plumber in Texas?

Whether you have a commercial plumbing emergency, repairs, or have a construction project requiring a plumber, contact us at 1-800-Plumber + Air. No matter what your plumbing needs are, we're here to help. Our experienced plumbers have come across nearly every plumbing situation known to man. We have the tools, experience, licensing requirements, and communication skills necessary to make sure that your experience with us is a great one.

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