Canberra’s Leading Commercial Plumbing Experts
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Commercial spaces in Canberra present unique challenges when it comes to adequate configuration and maintenance. For one, they tend to get a lot more use than residential applications without the care and regular repair that homes may attend to. That’s because piping, and utilities in general, tend to take a back seat to other operational needs. That is, until something goes wrong.
We can install, repair, and maintain piping needs of all shapes and sizes to keep you operational and up to code requirements year-round. That includes 24/7 call out support that is fast and reliable. We’re also hot water experts across hot water repair, installations, and emergency support.
Call us on 0411 169 327 today for a quote!
Reasons to call out a commercial plumber
Commercial plumbing stands out from other forms based on scale. From retail spaces to housing facilities, larger deployments of piping systems need a specialised type of care and maintenance, let alone installation, to keep things running smoothly.
Most ACT homes have 2-3 bathrooms, a single kitchen, and a lone hot water heater with just water line and sewer line to service the entire house. Commercial spaces can have dozens, if not hundreds, of these configurations to serve different offices, apartments, and utility frameworks.
Choosing a commercial plumber for your maintenance and repair work is critical since these systems are unique and require a practiced and experienced hand to do the job. Top reasons to call out a commercial plumber include installation and repair for the following:
- Boilers and hot water systems
- Water and sewer line blockages
- Fire suppression systems
- Complex water pressure and supply
- Water system design and implementation
- Kitchen waste systems
- Bathroom systems and fixtures
What type of structures do commercial plumbers work with?
Commercial plumbing spans a wide range of property types. Typically, these include retail, businesses, and large housing developments. Examples include:
- Schools and universities
- Office buildings
- Cinemas and entertainment venues
- Apartment buildings
- Hospitals and care homes
- Shopping centres and stores
- Factories and distribution centres
- Restaurants and trade kitchens
How much will it cost in Canberra?
Plumbers tend to charge based on a number of factors, so there is no single set cost for a commercial plumber. That said, most charge between $100-$150 per hour for their labour, depending on the scale of the job. For example, servicing a commercial drain will typically be cheaper than a gas plumbing emergency.
There is also typically a one-time call out fee to cover the trip charge and equipment sent to the job. This may vary depending on how far the plumber is from the job site. Finally, any materials needed for the job, such as fixtures, pipes, or hot water heaters, will be charged for based on their cost.
Commercial plumbing for new construction
Not all piping is repair and maintenance work. As new buildings spring up around Canberra, many require piping systems that are robust and designed to handle specific demands. That’s where a commercial plumber comes in handy. They are able to oversee and implement plumbing projects of high complexity and increasingly high demand.
For example, the plumbing systems and demand for hot water and proper waste management is drastically different between a three-storey home and a 15-storey hotel with hundreds of individual rooms – and bathrooms. Not to mention the commercial kitchen and robust laundry facilities that are needed. When building from scratch, a commercial plumber works closely with the contractor to coordinate designs, plans, and schedules and ensure that every single fixture and faucet is up to code.
Key considerations for commercial plumbing in Canberra
Not all plumbing is the same, and this might be seen best in the contrast between residential and commercial plumbing. Here are just a few of the key considerations that a commercial provider has to keep in mind that make the process different than working on a single-family home or structure.
- Scale: Commercial projects tend to be much larger than anything on a residential level.
- Damage: Mitigating damage quickly is essential to protecting larger spaces.
- Usage: Commercial spaces take much more use and abuse than residential facilities.
- Regulations: The rules concerning health, safety, and implementation are more robust.
- Timeliness: Response to emergencies can be more critical than in residential due to the scope.
Call Fluid Plumbing for all your commercial needs
At Fluid Plumbing, we’re highly experienced in the nuances of commercial plumbing. With over 12 years of experience, our local and reliable teams are trained specifically to respond to the install, repair, and maintenance needs of commercial facilities. And as a local company, we’re invested in the success of every business we service.
For quality workmanship by licensed, experienced technicians, look no further than Fluid Plumbing. Call us on 0411 169 327 for more information today!
Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Plumbers in Canberra
How often should I request maintenance for my drains?
This can vary depending on the type of business or facility you run and what type of materials are going down the drains. Monthly maintenance is often enough, allowing for time for cleaning and flushing to keep things operational. Businesses where more items tend to go down the drains, such as restaurants or commercial kitchens, may need more frequent maintenance.
Are full plumbing inspections worth it?
100%. The best time to deal with a problem is before it becomes a real problem for you, your employees, or your tenants. At a minimum, an annual inspection to ensure things are still in working condition and to catch issues before they arise is a best practice any commercial space should follow.
Are slow drains really that big of a problem?
They might not be yet, but a slow drain is one prime for a complete blockage. And that can lead to anything from leaks and overflow to larger repairs that affect adjacent facilities with infrastructure damage. Keep in mind that slow drains may also be caused by something more than just a partial blockage. You could have a leak elsewhere that is affecting the integrity of the plumbing itself.
What counts as a commercial plumbing emergency?
Anything that can’t wait because damage is being caused can count as an emergency. Ultimately, it is up to your discretion how quickly to call out for help, but as a general rule, sooner is always better, especially in commercial spaces that are large, multi-storied, or multi-tenanted. The most common emergency call outs include water leaks, disrupted water supply, burst pipes, or issues with sewer lines and sewage.