Commercial plumbing systems are larger, heavy duty, and have more components, but they require the same or similar kinds of maintenance as residential systems.
Jewell Mechanical’s experienced commercial plumbers specialize in repairing, replacing, and maintaining all aspects of commercial plumbing systems.
Types of Commercial Businesses We Service
So whether you own or operate a restaurant, office park, church, grocery store, medical plaza, or any other type of commercial business or building, contact us to schedule repair or maintenance.
A custom preventative maintenance plan can dramatically reduce the likelihood of a costly shut-down, limit the need for replacement work, and extend the life of water heaters and fixtures.
Nashville Commercial Plumbing Maintenance Plan
A custom commercial plumbing maintenance plan typically includes:
1. Drain cleaning, which includes one hour per year of free camera inspection, which can identify issues inside your sewer line.
2. Grease trap cleaning.
3. Drain chemicals/enzymes, which can help extend the amount of time needed between grease trap and sewer line pumping and cleaning.
4. Annual water heater service, which includes flushing out sediment and debris.
5. Testing and certification of back flow preventers.
Common Commercial Plumbing Services in Nashville Include:
- Drain cleaning
- Drain maintenance
- Sewer inspections
- Sewer jetting
- Grease trap cleaning
- Grease trap repair and replacement
- Repair and replacement of commercial fixtures
- Back flow preventer testing and certification
- Back flow preventer repair and replacement
- Commercial water heater repair and replacement
- Natural gas leak searches
- Natural gas repairs and installation
- Water purification
Commercial Drain Cleaning
Keeping your pipes and drains clear is critical to the success of your business. Neither customers nor employees want to be subjected to unpleasant odors, gurgling sounds, slow-draining sinks or sewage backup, which are just a few of the potential warning signs of clogged pipes and drains.
At Jewell Mechanical, our experienced commercial plumbers utilize state-of-the-art equipment—including a Spartan Warrior trailer jet, which features a ceramic plunger pump that delivers 4,000 psi at 18 gallons per minute, providing us the ability to clear just about any line. Better yet, hydro jetting allows us to emulsify grease and sludge and restore a line to more than 90 percent of its original capacity.
Sewer Camera Inspections
At Jewell Mechanical, we also have the ability to perform camera inspections, where we use a tiny camera attached to a flexible cable to inspect your sewer line. A camera inspection takes the guesswork out of underground sewer repairs and reveals:
- The location of blockages
- Breaks and separations
- Misaligned pipe
- Objects wedged in the line
- Other sewer line issues that need attention
We can also use the camera to verify that the desired hydro jetting results have been achieved.
Grease Trap Cleaning, Repair and Replacement
All businesses with a commercial kitchen need a grease trap, which is designed to catch fats, oils, grease and solids and keep all of the above out of the sewer system. But a grease trap contains a finite amount of space, so it needs to be pumped out and cleaned on an ongoing basis to keep it from backing up. Never mind the fact that remaining in compliance with government regulations requires cleaning your grease trap on a regular schedule.
At Jewell Mechanical, we work in conjunction with companies that pump out and inspect grease traps. Typically, on the same day a grease trap is pumped out, we hydro jet the grease line (from the kitchen to the grease trap), as the grease needs to be emulsified by the jet and pulled back into the trap to ensure that the line is flowing correctly.
We also repair and replace grease traps, when necessary.
Back Flow Preventers: Testing, Repair and Replacement
All commercial businesses need a back flow preventer, which features check valves that prevent water from flowing in the wrong direction, which could allow tainted water to cross contaminate the drinking water supply.
Back flow preventers are tested and certified by the state once a year to ensure the back flow preventer in question is working correctly. If a back flow preventer fails the state’s test, you have a set amount of time to have the device repaired or replaced or you face disruption of service.
Commercial Water Heater Maintenance, Repair and Replacement
At Jewell Mechanical, we maintain and repair both tank-style water heaters and tankless water heaters. Commercial tank-style heaters are state-certified tank-style boilers that look much like a residential tank water heater, except they are larger, with a higher BTU rating and recovery rate.
Meanwhile, a commercial tankless hot water heater (that is, a heater without a holding tank) heats water on demand. By utilizing only as much gas as needed to heat the water to the desired temperature, maximum energy efficiency is achieved.
A commercial water heater needs to be flushed once a year. We also tighten lugs and make sure there is no water damage to the casing of the heater. If it’s a gas heater, we also make sure it’s drafting like it should.
Install, Repair & Replace Commercial Plumbing Fixtures
Last but not least, we also repair and replace commercial fixtures, including:
- Bradley sinks and wash fountains
- Wall-hung commodes
- Sensor faucets
- Three-compartment sinks
- Commercial garbage disposal systems
Why You Need a Licensed Commercial Plumber
Commercial plumbing is complex, making it especially important to hire a licensed commercial plumber to repair and maintain your systems. At Jewell Mechanical, up to three out of ten of our commercial plumbing repair calls require us to remedy issues with unlicensed or inept work performed by unlicensed plumbers, issues that include:
- Use of the wrong pipe
- Use of the wrong product
- Jury-rigged solutions
- Repairs not made to code
- Repairs with no warranty
Plumbing Maintenance Plans Tailored to Your Business Needs
At Jewel Mechanical, we recommend ongoing routine maintenance, which can help keep your business running smoothly by allowing us to spot and address potentially disruptive issues before they become expensive and time consuming to repair. To that end, we perform a “walk-through” once a year, to visually spot any problems, including leaks or broken or damaged fixtures that might lead to issues down the road.
Let Jewell Mechanical take care of all of your commercial plumbing needs. To get started, contact us at (615) 469-5965.