While the basics of plumbing for residential and commercial are similar, it is important to remember there are a lot of differences in the usage of the plumbing systems. Commercial plumbing is used at a much greater volume than residential plumbing, meaning your pipes need to be stronger or replaced and repaired more frequently.
If your commercial business already has plumbing installed there’s not much you can do until it’s time to replace it. However, if you have a new build and are having new plumbing installed, or having your current plumbing replaced, it’s good to choose your pipe wisely. Choosing the right pipe means you will get more use out of your plumbing and ultimately save yourself time and money.
There are a variety of pipe materials to choose from, but which is really the best for commercial plumbing? Let’s explore a few of the options.
Copper Pipes: Pipes made of copper are extremely durable and quite resistant to corrosion. They are safe for both hot and cold water and can be used with high-pressure water. Copper pipes are also one of the most expensive kinds of pipes, so that is something to consider if you’re working on a budget.
Stainless Steel Pipes: While stainless steel is a great option if corrosion is a big concern, the high cost of stainless steel might make them a little less favorable on your budget.
Cast-Iron Pipes: Built to withstand high pressures and carry large amounts of liquid, cast iron pipes are a popular choice for places like apartment buildings, condominiums and hotels.
Brass Pipes: Pipes made of brass are among the most durable and long-lasting options for the metal pipe. They can safely be used for both hot and cold water and are rust-proof and corrosion-resistant. This makes them a top choice for commercial plumbing.
Plastic Pipes: Available in a variety of materials, plastic pipes are often inexpensive, can be utilized for both hot and cold, and are easier to maneuver than metal pipes. However, their durability isn’t always to the same caliber as that of metal pipes.
Every commercial plumbing system is different, so the best way to find the right solution for your business is to consult the experts. At ASAP Plumbing, we have a team of knowledgeable plumbers who can help you find the right fit. Give us a call at (228)-865-ASAP for a free estimate.
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