Our team at Danny Eaton Plumbing has extensive experience in the plumbing industry, and we have worked on a wide variety of residential and commercial projects over the years. If you need plumbing services for your home or business, it’s important to choose a plumber with experience in the particular type of plumbing you require—you shouldn’t hire a residential plumber to work on your business, and vice versa.
In this article, we will go over a list of key differences between commercial and residential plumbing to help you understand why experience with one does not always translate to experience in the other.
- Daily Use – One difference between commercial and residential pluming systems has to do with how many people will be using the system, and how often, each day. A commercial building has to serve hundreds or even thousands of people each day, while a private home only has to serve a handful. Because of this, the two types of systems have significant differences in design.
- Complexity of Design – Another key difference between the two types of plumbing systems is the complexity of their respective designs. Commercial plumbing systems tend to be much more complicated than residential plumbing systems, as a commercial building can have dozens of sinks, toilets, washing machines, etc., while a private home usually has less than a dozen plumbing fixtures total.
- Scope of Work – The third difference between commercial and residential plumbing we’ll cover here has to do with the scope of work involved on our end. Even the most involved and complicated residential plumbing project is often smaller in scale than a commercial plumbing project simply because the system in a commercial building is so much larger. Fortunately, this means we’ll be able to resolve your residential plumbing issues sooner than commercial plumbing problems.