West Auckland Plumber – Commercial Plumbing Auckland
If you own or manage a business in Auckland, it’s essential that you know an experienced and reliable commercial plumber. You don’t want to start researching “expert commercial plumber” on Google when you have a commercial plumbing problem – you want to be able to pick up the phone as soon as you need help.
So what does a commercial plumber do? Is a commercial plumber different from a residential plumber?
What is commercial plumbing?
Commercial plumbers take care of plumbing and drainage issues at:
- Places of business – an office, retail shop, restaurant, hotel, shopping mall, warehouse, factory, workshop, etc
- Multi-unit residential premises – apartment blocks, row/terraced housing, body corporates
What types of jobs does a commercial plumber look after?
A commercial plumber is skilled at repairing, replacing and maintaining all of the same plumbing and drainage issues that you’d be familiar with within your home – but on a bigger and more complex scale.
Commercial plumbing services include:
- Sink, toilet, drain unblocking
- Drainage systems inspections and repair work
- New drainage system installations
- New shop or office fit-out – new bathrooms, kitchens, etc
- Commercial hot water set up
- Commercial hot water cylinders
- Commercial gas hot water installations
- Heat pump hot water systems
- Hot water recirculation
- Commercial plant rooms
- Commercial maintenance
- Commercial gas fitting testing and compliance
Is a commercial plumber different from a residential plumber?
The skills of a commercial plumber are different from a plumber who works only on residential properties. This is mainly because the plumbing and drainage systems of commercial property are more complex. For example, if there is a drainage block, it might affect several sinks and toilets. If there is no hot water, it might affect a commercial kitchen or laundry operation.
The urgency of commercial plumbing, therefore, is often on a different scale. In a residential home, if one sink is blocked, there is usually another one the house occupants can use. If one bathroom has a leak in the shower, another one can often be used.
In a commercial business, however, a drain blockage or leak can seriously impact business revenue. A customer-facing company may have to reduce its operations or close temporarily, which all equates to lost revenue – something we aim to prevent as much as we can.
Commercial gas fitting
One of the more complex areas in commercial plumbing is gas fitting. You want to have a plumbing company available to call that has a team of licensed gas fitters – preferably more than just one person.
Strict industry guidelines state that all gas connections require a qualified and licenced gas fitter to undertake the work to get the appliance connected, installed and working; this applies to natural gas and LPG. Each installation also requires a certificate of compliance to be completed when the work is finished. Sumich Plumbing & Drainage are certified gas fitters, which means our work is heavily regulated to make sure the work we do is safe and managed responsibly. We provide a gas fitting and repair service for natural gas and LPG, and all jobs are fully guaranteed.
Some high-risk projects where you need an experienced commercial plumber licenced for gas fitting include:
- work on an installation that includes gas pressure-raising equipment
- work in a building with more than three floors or contains more than three dwellings
- work done within 20 metres of a hazardous area
- work in a building where a mechanical ventilation system controls the air pressure
- work done in a place where combustion air may be varied by mechanical means
Sumich Plumbing & Drainage is your reliable commercial plumber and gas fitter
Sumich provides commercial plumbing and gas maintenance and service work for a range of industries in Auckland:
- hotels and hospitality venues
- bars and restaurants
- apartment complexes
- commercial kitchens
- factories, workrooms, plant rooms
- commercial and industrial sites
Working with commercial, hospitality and industrial clients, our experienced team is available for ongoing maintenance and servicing or for one-off repair work as needed. We can work directly with you or through your property manager or landlord.
We can help with sub-contractor work
If you’re part of a construction or infrastructure company looking for an experienced, reliable team of plumbers and gas fitters, talk to the team at Sumich. We’ve worked on large-scale commercial and industrial projects and would love to be a part of your next project.
We’re proud to include in our client list well-known Auckland companies such as Nesuto Hotels and Apartments, Waldorf Apartments Auckland, Events Cinemas, Waterloo Quadrant Hotel and Suites, the Shakespeare Hotel.
THE SUMICH DIFFERENCE
There are a number of plumbing and drainage companies in Auckland, so why choose Sumich?
Founded by owner-operator Chris Sumich in 1991, Sumich Plumbing & Drainage has one of the most experienced teams operating in Auckland. Our team has a combined experience of over 100 years, and we’ve seen a comprehensive range of scenarios and solutions over the years. Clients trust us to give honest, transparent advice and service.
As registered members of the New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association, we are professional, licensed Auckland plumbers for all of your plumbing, drain laying, gas fitting and heating needs. Give us a call to see how we can help.