The job role of a commercial plumber is to make sure all of the water systems in a corporate building are running as they should with the correct water pressure, temperature and drainage. They will be the person on-call if any problems arise and should be able to fix all issues to ensure the business is able to run as smoothly as possible.
Customer service is still a major part of this role. They need to be able to satisfy the requests of their customers, answer any questions they have and deal with any complaints.
To break it down, the responsibilities of a commercial plumber are:
- Designing intricate infrastructures that fit a business’ needs, this includes toilet systems, sprinklers, pipework and fire suppressants
- Doing first-time installations of water systems (sewage lines and drinking lines)
- Maintaining these systems and conducting regular checks
- Fixing any problems that occur in terms of plumbing in a quick and efficient manner
- Clearing any blockages in the system
To be a successful commercial plumber, they need to be able to follow blueprints exactly, work with a variety of tools and be able to choose the correct materials in order to carry out the job. If they are the ones designing the water systems, they will also need to have a working knowledge of sizes, how to make the most out of an area, and manage many aspects of a large-scale construction project.
A lot of commercial plumbers will work outside of normal office hours so they are available to fix any problems at the times that will cause as little disruption as possible. Some will even be available 24/7, seven days a week to ensure they are there if any issue happens.