How to choose the right commercial plumber

It almost goes without saying, but Los Angeles businesses need reliable services. Whether you run a high-end retail store in Beverly Hills or manufacture surf boards in Hermosa Beach, every commercial enterprise counts on the same kinds of things that residents need as well: electricity, waste removal, and of course, plumbing. As a business owner, the reality is that you just can’t run your operation with poor plumbing, especially if you provide a restroom to your customers or employees.

There are dozens of plumbers around town who can help you stay on top of plumbing issues. But with so many options, how do you choose the right one? To help you narrow down the decision-making process, here are a few qualities to look for in a good commercial plumber.

Round-the-clock service

As any business owner knows, emergencies can strike at any moment. And in some cases, they happen at the worst possible time, i.e., the middle of the night. The unfortunate reality is that pipes don’t necessarily keep business hours. Their strength or weakness depends on years of use, and they can fail at 2pm or 2am. A good plumber understands this and therefore won’t limit his hours to what’s convenient for him.

Perhaps more than any other quality, 24-hour service is critical when choosing the right professional for you. And if you want to work with someone long term, this shouldn’t just be a one-time, promotional offer. Your business doesn’t deserve anything less than the best commercial plumber Los Angeles has to offer. His commitment to round-the-clock help should be an ongoing promise, not a limited-time offer.

References

From Downtown LA to Manhattan Beach, every plumber in the city should have references readily available. Make sure you ask to see them before selecting someone for a job. It can be tempting to save money by choosing an inexperienced professional. If he demonstrates expertise and promise but just hasn’t had the opportunity to prove himself, then this may be a viable option. But be careful. Often, cheap plumbers translate to cheap, erratic or incomplete service. The best way to pick a professional is by finding someone who offers a reasonable quote and has references to back up his work.

Knowledge of your property

When it comes to commercial plumbing, few businesses are identical. Much of this has to do with size. Complexes like The Staples Center will need the help of plumbers who specialize in large-scale operations. Meanwhile, a movie theater or restaurant in Hollywood may do just fine with a professional who works on a smaller, individual basis. While most plumbers are trained in a variety of services, many of them specialize in a few specific areas. Make sure the expert you pick knows how to work with the size of your business as well the particular infrastructure of your property’s plumbing.