What to Consider Before Hiring a Commercial Plumber

What to Consider Before Hiring a Commercial Plumber

Being a property owner means you’ll have to be responsible for ensuring that everything is in place or in good condition. So, when your establishment’s plumbing system needs repair, hiring qualified commercial plumbers is of utmost importance. Listed below are some things you’ll need to consider before hiring a professional.

Professional Experience
Consider hiring plumbers with years of professional experience. Newer plumbers may be capable, but they also need to further hone their skills and attain field knowledge. Seasoned plumbing experts can effectively evaluate your workplace’s needs and provide solutions that are specific to your situation. They may even offer better warranties and exceptional customer service.

License and Insurance
Every professional plumber must be licensed to work. Be sure to check with the plumbing service providers if their field workers have valid licenses. This is important because plumbers that have active work permits would have needed to pass the standards of a regional accrediting body.

Additionally, do not hesitate to ask if the plumbers you want to hire are insured. They must have liability and worker’s compensation insurance at hand. This protects you if they have an accidental injury while working on a plumbing project on your property. Any damage to your property would be easily covered as well.

Industry Knowledge
Consider hiring plumbers that are very knowledgeable about the specific plumbing project you need to get done. Do not hesitate to ask if they have worked in different commercial plumbing areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Also, if their services are needed for your home, ask if they are familiar with your specific type of residence. For example, plumbing for apartments, single-level homes, and condos each have very distinct layouts.

Another thing to consider would be company reviews. You may ask your friends, family members, and co-workers if they have had a great experience working with a specific plumber. Research reviews online as well. You may use any search engine to look up previous customer’s opinions about the plumbing service providers you want to hire.

Leave Your Worries to Severson Plumbing
When your property needs expert plumbing, look no further! Severson Plumbing has you covered! Our commercial plumbers will ensure that you’ll have a better plumbing system in no time. Reach out to us to learn more!

Save your pipes! It’s not too late to winterize your plumbing.

Save your pipes! It’s not too late to winterize your plumbing.

We know in Central Oregon that the summers are short, warm, and dry and the winters are very long, cold, and snowy. According to the NOAA National Center for Environmental Information Bend typically has 167 frosty nights a year and most of the nights from November to March drop to temperatures below 32°F. In fact, for an average of 13 days annually the thermometer in Bend typically never rises above freezing. When water freezes, it expands. If the temperature of your pipes drops below 32°F you run the potential risk of a pipe fracture or worse. Prevent common plumbing problems this winter by being proactive and checking out our tips below to safeguard your system throughout the cooler months. Here are our recommendations:

1️.Turn off outside water valves to prevent frozen pipes. If your home has a separate shut-off for external faucets, turn it off and drain the water from those faucets.

2. Your pipes are more susceptible to freezing damage when temperatures drop to 20°F or below. Pipe insulation provides an excellent defence against cold temperatures and frozen pipes. To make sure your pipes are well-insulated, close crawl space vents and stuff insulation over the openings. 

3. Periodically, open your bathroom and kitchen cabinets to keep warm air circulating around your plumbing. If your bathroom pipes run along an outside exterior wall, try keeping the vanity doors open to allow heat inside. If you’re anticipating a deep freeze, consider using a fan to help circulate the air near the pipes, or purchase a small space heater for some extra temporary heat.

4. Run water from every valve throughout your house regularly to prevent freezing. Running water, even a small trickle, carries more internal energy than standing water. Because of the friction created by the constant movement, moving water produces a small amount of heat and is harder to freeze than standing. By just leaving a few faucets running, the movement will help prevent ice blockages from forming in your plumbing.

5. Finally, know where your main waterline shut-off is before problems arise. Depending on the age of your house, it can be inside a garage, basement or laundry room, or underground in your yard. After turning the water off, turn on faucets to allow the water to drain and release the pressure in your pipes.

Worried about your plumbing this winter? Do not hesitate to reach out. Severson provides both residential and commercial plumbing service and repair for the entire Central Oregon region including Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Prineville, and Madras. Our service team of plumbers and dispatcher are efficient, experienced, and dedicated to getting to customers with emergencies the same day they call for help. Contact us today at 541-382-3720.

Welcome to Severson Plumbing

Severson Plumbing & Mechanical

Founded in 1977, Severson Plumbing & Mechanical Inc. has been serving Central Oregon with quality plumbing services including new commercial construction as well as service and repair. Owners Dave and Elaine Severson attribute the success and longevity of their business to the values they consistently apply regardless of downturns in the local economy which make maintaining quality of business more difficult.

Severson Plumbing provides professional estimating, installation, repair, and service to all customers. We are dedicated to providing dependable long lasting plumbing in commercial, industrial, and residential facilities. Our team of installers are ready to tackle any project with experience that comes from years on the job. We offer prompt customer service for all our clients, no job too big or too small!