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What to Consider When Installing New Plumbing.

Installing and constructing plumbing in your new business can be stressful, and as a business owner, it's important the whole process runs smoothly. This means you must consider many factors involved in the plumbing installation/upgrade process in advance before anything is actually done.

Check out these factors that you should consider before getting plumbing installed at your business.

What Kind of Pipes to Install

Deciding what pipes to have installed at your commercial property can be difficult as there are many options to choose from. So to make the correct decision, you have to weigh all your options properly.

Copper

Copper pipes are great at withstanding high pressure and are safe for hot and cold water supplies, making them an excellent option for refrigerant lines and underground service conduits. On the downside, these pipes are one of the most expensive plumbing options, so they're not great for anyone on a tight budget.

PAX

PEX pipes are a much cheaper option than copper pipes and have built-in flexibility that makes installations simpler and more affordable than materials that require fittings. These pipes are also resistant to freezing because of their flexibility, allowing them to expand as the water pressure changes. PEX pipes cannot handle exposure to sunlight, so they must be installed inside your home or below ground.

PVC

While PVC pipes are the most affordable option, the plastic material reacts poorly to extended exposure to heat or ultraviolet light, limiting them to indoor and drainage applications. These pipes are made of rigid plastic material, so they need fittings to achieve turns and avoid obstacles. These pipes cannot expand like PEX, so they can split or break when exposed to temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron pipes can withstand high pressure and carry large amounts of liquid. The pipes are mainly used as main sewer lines to commercial buildings and for water distribution in large facilities. Cast iron possesses exceptional fire resistance and noise-suppression capabilities that are great for apartments or condos.

What Restroom Fixtures to Install

Your business's restroom will see a lot of use, whether it's from the hundreds or even thousands of customers or your employees, so choosing the right type of fixtures is essential!

Toilets

When looking at toilets for your business, it's critical to consider whether a high-efficiency or regular toilet is right for you. High-efficiency toilets (HETs) use less water per flush than a standard toilet, which helps the environment and saves you money on your water bill. However, these toilets are more expensive, so you might be better off with a regular model if you have a smaller budget..

Faucets

When choosing a faucet for your restroom, you have a few options. If you're looking for a more hygienic approach, touchless faucets are perfect for you since they don't need to be touched to work. These faucets also benefit from automatically shutting off when they don't sense hands, preventing anyone from accidentally leaving your faucet on and wasting water. While this option will save you move money down the road, it will also cost more than a one or two-handled faucet and requires professional installation.

Another money-saving option is to equip your faucets with low-flow aerators. These can be installed on already existing fixtures and will reduce the amount of wate your sink uses by as much as 75%. By reducing the flow of water low-flow aerators eventually pay themselves off by reducing the cost of your water bill..

Commercial Plumbing in Dayton, OH

When installing plumbing in your business, you need a team you can rely on. Call (937) 696-7096 or contact us online to have the experts at Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

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