The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Plumbing

Plumbing emergencies can occur at any place and at any time. From residential homes to commercial properties, a building’s plumbing is an important part of its structural design. While they share some similarities, residential and commercial property plumbing can differ in a variety of ways. But what exactly are the differences between commercial and residential plumbing?

Commercial vs Residential Plumbing

Size Difference

Commercial buildings are often larger than residential properties. Because of their size and the number of people occupying them, commercial properties require more pipes, sinks, and toilets. A greater number of property occupants also means increased usage of the plumbing system, which might lead to more maintenance work and repairs needed. 

Different Pipes

Due to increased occupancy and plumbing system usage, commercial properties utilize larger pipes. These larger pipes are required because they provide more water. Residential homes do not require such pipes because there are fewer people using the sinks and toilets within the property. 

Lines of Communication

The lines of communication for maintenance and repair services will differ between commercial and residential properties because of the number of people involved. Commercial properties are often managed by multiple individuals which means correspondence is needed between plumbing companies and the building managers. This is usually not the case with residential homes, where the line of communication is often just between the property owner and plumbing company. With commercial plumbing, you are also dealing with things like insurance and building policies that have to be considered when undertaking a project.

For all of your commercial or residential plumbing needs, Prodigy Plumbing can help address them all. Our team at Prodigy Plumbing has provided affordable and world-class plumbing repair and maintenance services to Orange County and South Bay residents for more than a decade. For more information about what we can do for you, give us a call at 562-413-1928 or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us. Our professionals will come over to assess the problem and provide you with a free estimate.