Property owners or managers of commercial spaces do not require a plumber on site all the time, however, when there is an issue, it is necessary to find a good and qualified commercial plumbing contractor. This contractor should be able to deal with issues that crop up with your drainage system and water supply to your building.
Commercial professional plumbing contractors have the ability to deal with whatever issues arise in any situation because they are trained for every situation. This means that the plumbing contractor that you ultimately hire should have adequate knowledge, the right technical skills, and the experience to deal with whatever commercial plumbing situation may arise. It is important to find a competent professional that can get the job done. The difficulty is that property managers often tend to hire people who are not qualified or may not offer the services that are needed.
Here are the key things to look for when hiring a commercial plumber:
Experience: Find out how long the company has been operating and if they have qualified plumbers working with their company. Ask if they hire qualified and skilled workers, because an inexperienced plumber will take more time to complete the job and will definitely make mistakes along the way. Experience is important because it means that the plumbers that are sent to your job know what they are doing, will take less time to do it and will not make mistakes. Experienced plumbers will take a look at the solution that you need and find a way to deliver the results that you need along with a warranty if anything should go wrong in the future.
References: It is important that the plumber that you use has many good reviews and decent references. Nothing is a better gauge of the quality of a commercial plumber’s work than the reviews that people have left for that particular business. The company that you choose should not be afraid to give you names of clients that you can contact to find out what they have to say about the business. You should look into the reputation of the plumbing company you plan to hire. Most professionals want to maintain their good reputation so they will work hard to provide you with the best possible service. A professional company that has proven their suitability and reliability will be able to offer you a decent quote for their services before they begin work. Customer reviews should be given a fair amount of weight because they are provided by customers who have experience working with the company. You want to be sure that the company provides top notch service and meets the needs of the clients it works with.
New Construction Work: A commercial plumber should have experience in working with new construction. These jobs are large and complex and definitely can be costly if mistakes are made. If you have a new construction project, you want a commercial plumber that can handle the work and get it done in an efficient manner.
Location: When choosing a commercial contractor, you want them to be close to the location where the work is to be performed. In other words, you do not want to hire a company that is not in the same local area as your business. Travel time and mileage is likely going to be added to a job if the commercial plumber must travel to your location. Additionally, if there is some type of an emergency or repairs need to be rectified on the job, you want to be able to have that company come to your location quickly so that you won’t have to worry about damage caused by plumbing mishaps and failures.
Affordable: As a property owner, you should be looking for suitable professionals that can complete the work you need done within your budget parameters. Choose a commercial contractor that looks out for property owners and respects them. Customer care by a contractor means that you should be able to reach them for emergencies and you should be a priority. The contractor should offer a reasonable price quote whether the job is large or small. Commercial property owners should build a decent relationship with all of their contactors and plumbers in particular.
Licensing: It is vital that a plumber is properly licensed when you hire them to complete a job. You want to verify that they are licensed to do the work in your area and that they are properly certified. They should have adequate insurance in place that protects both you and your property if anything should go wrong on the job. A commercial plumber should be licensed to work at the type of job that you are hiring them to complete. They should have a valid work permit for the job when they commence work at the site. If the plumber does not produce their working permit, then they are not qualified to complete the work and you should not allow them to work on your job site. A property owner should be protected when the company completes the work with the plumber having the proper workers compensation insurance in place if they are injured on the job.
Range of Services: New construction work is just one area that a plumber works in. Once they have completed your work, you may want to keep their contact information handy for repairs and upgrades later. The plumber that has installed the system will be the most knowledgeable about the work that has been done and needs to be done in the future. Choose a plumber that can make repairs to the system in the future.
Do your due diligence before hiring a commercial plumber. It is important to cover all the points above and ensure that the professional is going to do a good job. Commercial jobs are often more complex than residential ones, with some gas fitting and other types of work to be done. Do not be afraid to ask a lot of questions to company you are potentially going to use. You want to ensure that the work is done right.