If you operate one or more commercial properties, you are aware that plumbing problems can happen day and night. With the extended use of the plumbing accessories in commercial properties, they tend to wear out much faster than residential properties. It’s important that you take the time now to get connected with a good plumber before problems happen. We’ve included a list of tips for helping you to find the right firm to help your business.
The first tip we have for you is the most important one on the list. You should ensure any potential firm you are thinking about hiring has commercial experience. Hiring just any old plumber from the phonebook is not a good option. You want a commercial plumber that has experience in commercial operations. Trying to hire a residential plumber will create many problems for you later down the road with upkeep, after-hours calls, and so much more. Stick with the firms that solely operate for commercial properties.
A good commercial firm should be able to handle multiple jobs in the plumbing field. It’s vital that you verify what specific services a firm offers before you hire them. For example, if a burst pipe turns into a major system repair, you want the same plumbing firm to handle both jobs. If you lapse in verifying this area with a potential firm, you may find yourself having to deal with multiple plumbing firms later down the road when bigger problems happen. It’s much easier to just deal with one firm from the start to the finish of a project, especially a major one. Do your due diligence now to ensure you thank yourself later when a major disaster inevitably happens.
Any firm you are thinking about contracting should be flexible and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Commercial properties tend to run for a large majority of the day, if not around the clock. When problems happen, you need a firm that can respond right away. You don’t want to have to wait for business hours before your plumbing issues get fixed. In addition, it’s best to ask how many plumbers a potential commercial firm has on hand during these off-peak hours. Some repair jobs require multiple people to complete. You want to assure ahead of time that multiple hands will be on-call when a problem arises. Otherwise, you will be back waiting until regular business hours to get your problem fixed.
The location of the plumbing firm in correlation with your commercial properties is something else you need to consider. If you have a major problem, you want a firm that can be there within the hour. Firms that lay outside of an hour radius to your business should be taken off of the table when considering which firm to hire. Your business simply can’t wait hours for a plumber to arrive.
Before you decide on the right plumber for your commercial properties, there are a few things you need to take into account. We urge you to get a few initial companies in mind and then start asking them specific questions about the services they provide. It’s best to take the time now to plan ahead so you don’t have to stress out later.