Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

Toilet Problems In The Office? Be Sure To Call A Commercial Plumber

When you rent office space in a large building you need to understand that there is some maintenance that will require professionals used to dealing with commercial structures. Plumbing is one of these. While you might be able to tackle a clogged toilet at home, it is best to contact a professional, commercial plumber to take care of one in the office. Here are just a few reasons this is best.

Different Plumbing Design

When there are many toilets in one building, the pathway to get the waste to the main sewer line is going to be more complicated than the one in your home. When there is a clog in a commercial building's toilet you could easily end up pushing the clog into another tenant's system if you don't know what you are doing. While this might clear your pipe, it is only causing trouble elsewhere. When the other tenant finds the clog and his or her plumber discovers it came from your lines, you will have to pay the bill anyway. It is best to start with a professional.

Different Materials

Some plumbers specialize in residential systems and some in commercial. They will have all the tools to take care of their area of expertise but not necessarily other areas. Basically, a commercial plumber will have the tools and equipment to handle commercial jobs and a residential plumber may not. Because the toilet in your office gets much more use than the one in your home, it has sturdier and stronger materials. In addition, the pipes in an office building will be of different sizes than the ones in a house. Call the professional that is best prepared to deal with the problem at hand to get it solved faster and better. It will also keep you from having to call in two different professionals for the same job, saving you money.


No matter what the business is, there are going to be specific plumbing codes in place that must be met. These codes are going to have different parameters than residential codes. For example, you do not need to have handicap facilities at home, but you will need them in a business. To ensure your business stays compliant with different regulations, always have a commercial plumber do the work.

When it comes to office plumbing, do not risk creating more trouble by trying to do it on your own. Commercial plumbers understand all the different problems and solutions to take care of whatever happens. For more information, contact local professionals like Albert's Plumbing & Drain Service.