JUN 15, 2017

Anyone with indoor plumbing needs a drain cleaning and plumbing service every now and then. But if you work in a restaurant or another business like a food processing plant, the amount of grease and other matter going down the drains means that plumbing maintenance is especially important and that those businesses must be vigilant. If you are a business owner or manager, be sure you know exactly what to expect from the experience and what plumbing services in Peoria are available so that you can plan accordingly.


Whether you are looking for a consultation about which type of plumbing fixtures to buy, are looking for a reliable company to use for routine plumbing maintenance or you have a serious plumbing emergency on your hands, it is incredibly important that you pick a qualified plumber. Different cities may have their own plumbing codes to adhere to in addition to state regulations. If you are looking for plumbing services in Peoria, you will want to make sure the plumber in question is familiar with the International Plumbing Code (IPC), which is the standard for most municipalities. If you are outside of Peoria and own a business, be sure to confirm that anyone you trust with your plumbing knows which standards they should be adhering to.

Additionally, because it is so vital to any business, only work with a company that is willing to guarantee their work. If they are not confident enough in their ability to manage your plumbing needs, you should not be either. Furthermore, check out company reviews and ratings with the Better Business Bureau to further solidify your decision for which plumber to entrust with your business’ well being.

A final consideration when searching for plumbing service in Peoria (or anywhere else in the Valley) is how quickly you can expect a plumber to visit your location to address a problem. Most businesses cannot operate without fully functioning plumbing, meaning that downtime is incredibly expensive. For this reason, we are open seven days a week, offer same day appointments and are available by phone 24 hours a day.

When it comes to commercial plumbing services, here is a sampling of the types of services you should anticipate needing at some point.


While you are probably familiar with traditional methods of cleaning drains and removing blockages – pipe snakes or drain cleaners, for example – restaurant plumbing services in Peoria (and other similar facilities throughout the Phoenix-metro area) are more practically served by more advanced methods. Hydro jetting is the most advanced drain cleaning practice currently in use.

With hydro jetting, a large amount of pressurized water is pumped through a special nozzle. By recycling and using the same water, hydro jetting allows efficient drain cleaning and more thorough removal of grease, food debris and other materials that can gunk up a plumbing system. Furthermore, hydro jetting is so powerful that it can even take care of tree root infiltration and mineral buildup.

Hydro jetting is also superior to other methods of drain cleaning in that in some cases it can help to repair old pipes to a certain extent. It is also one of the fastest ways to clear a drain, meaning that businesses that rely heavily on fully functioning plumbing (like a restaurant) can not only net more money in terms of extending the life of their plumbing system but by also diminishing the amount of time they potentially have to close down business while plumbing services are taken care of.


If you deal at all with food, the sinks are one of the first places a health inspector will look, and for good reason! Commercial sinks go through all kinds of wear and tear – especially in places like restaurants. And from hard sinks for handwashing to kitchen sinks for washing and sanitizing dishes or bar sinks, they all come with their own unique set of issues that we commonly encounter over the course of our plumbing services in Peoria and elsewhere. Proper maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of your sinks. That means regular maintenance and making sure to have leaks taken care of promptly.

If you are not already using one, many restaurants find that their efficiency increases significantly with the installation of a quality, commercial-grade garbage disposal. You will, however, want to be absolutely sure that you install a model that will be able to keep up with the demands of your kitchen. A knowledgeable plumbing expert should be able to make a good recommendation and will be willing to guarantee his work on the installation.


Remember all that hand washing and dish sanitizing we talked about when discussing why restaurants need so many kitchen sinks? Likewise, hot water is definitely an imperative for any enterprise preparing and/or serving food. In addition to regularly scheduled maintenance visits to ensure that a lack of hot water does not get you into hot water (see what we did there?), it is also important that you be observant as to any indicators that your hot water heater may be having issues. If you notice any leaking or strange noises, contact a professional plumber as soon as possible. Other indicators of a potential water heater problem may be in decreased efficiency – have you noticed that your utility bills are suddenly outpacing your expectations? It may be time for a water heater tune up or upgrade.

Among the most common issues seen with water heaters is the tempering. Tempering components ensure that water heats up to the correct temperature. If it is too hot or too cold, it can create headaches for employees and potential liability for business owners. But did you know that malfunctioning tempering components can also damage other parts of your plumbing? This is another sure sign that it is time to call a professional.


 To be sure, this is just a sampling of all of the potential plumbing services a business will likely need to consider over the course of doing business. For any and all of your plumbing needs, whether commercial or residential, be sure to contact us. As with most things, an ounce of plumbing prevention is worth a pound of cure, so don’t hesitate. Our technicians are among the best in the business – we guarantee it!