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Retail plumbing refers to the plumbing services provided in establishments such as cafes, stores, and restaurants (to name a few). Due to the nature of retail services, it’s important to get prompt and efficient service. After all, if you don’t have hot water or reliable restrooms, then you don’t have a restaurant!

There are high cleanliness standards in areas such as restaurants and cafes, and a leaky bathroom cannot really be tolerated. Insurance and fines are also issues, so you need to get plumbing problems solved sooner rather than later.

You also don’t want a leak in an area with a lot of electronics, and modern cafes and restaurants will have plenty of those including sound systems, TVs, routers, computers, electronic point of sale registers, and more.

All of this is why you’ll want to engage Maxey Plumbing. We provide a two-hour maximum wait time in the event of an emergency to ensure your retail outlet is running efficiently and customers are always being served properly. We work on a no callback policy so the problem is fixed for the long term.

WARNING: Don’t let your reputation and revenue suffer through plumbing outages. Visit our Emergency Plumbing page and find out how fast and affordable the Maxey Plumbing service is.

Retail Plumbing Perth
Retail Plumbing Perth

What services does retail plumbing in Perth include?

From restaurants to discount warehouses, retailers have a variety of plumbing needs to keep employees and customers comfortable. The service includes an array of solutions for business owners in Western Australia such as:

  • Leak Detection
  • Restricted Electrical Works
  • Hot Water Heater Repairs
  • Drain Cameras
  • Pipe Location Services
  • Pipe Relining
  • Sucker Truck Services
  • Grease Trap Pump Outs
  • Septic Systems Maintenance
  • All Pollution Control For Waste
  • Water And High-Risk Services
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Back-flow Testing
  • Pollution Control Systems
  • Fuel Site Maintenance

  • Emergency Response
  • All General Plumbing
  • Eye Wash Stations
  • Zip Boilers & Chillers
  • Drinking Fountains

What are the typical prices for retail plumbing in Perth?

It does depend on what kind of task needs to be completed. Generally, the prices for standard jobs are as follows:

  • Unclog a drain: $100 – 200
  • Fix a leaking faucet: $100 – 200
  • Install a toilet: $250 – $550
  • Replace a broken pipe: $150 – 350
  • Replace a section of pipes: $500 – 2,500
  • Replace a hot water heater: $500 – 2,500
  • Retail grease trap pump out: $0.20 to 0.40 per litre

  • Backflow installation: $250 – 1,250

  • Retail hot water system and installation: $1,000 – 5,000
  • ATU/septic tank servicing: ~$150 per visit

  • Septic tank system and installation: $10,000 – 20,000
  • Commercial septic tank system and installation: $25,000 – 50,000

If you are looking for the prices for the initial plumbing of a retail outlet, you’re probably talking at least $10,000 minimum. Contact your local service provider for more details on this.

How often should I get piping maintenance?

This will depend on your particular establishment. At an absolute minimum, you’ll need to get plumbing maintenance once a year. This is the case even if you have newly installed PEX or corrosion resistant copper pipes. Maintenance will ensure they are working at optimal condition, increasing their longevity and the purity of water. Your water heater will also benefit from a yearly checkup as it will degrade far more quickly than your pipes.

Backflow testing is required every 12 months by law, from a licensed commercial plumber. Failure to maintain the backflow prevention device could result in a fine and notice of noncompliance. Whether or not you need this backflow prevention device and annual maintenance will depend on the risk rating of your retail property.

If you have hard water or other difficulties on your retail property, you might need to schedule maintenance twice a year. If you’re managing a large complex, then you’ll probably need a maintenance plumber at hand in tandem with the yearly or twice yearly inspection.

What does an annual inspection consist of?

During an annual plumbing inspection, the professional will check a number of areas to identify any potential hazards. The general plumbing basics will include the water heater, supply line, faucets, valves, drains, and toilets. Appliances will also be checked such as washing machines, sump pumps, and dishwashers.

Remember that you’re going to need a new water heater and appliances long before you need new pipes. Pipes can last up to 50 years while water heaters will last around 10 – 15. At the end of the visit, you should be provided with a list of potential suggestions to keep things running smoothly. The main hazards will be identified. You don’t actually need to do anything – the professional will let you know what needs to be done. It’s just important to get the annual maintenance instead of leaving your retail outlet exposed.

Backflow prevention devices are not included in the typical inspection and the results are sent as a separate report to the relevant authorities. This is because this is a public hazard if the water is not kept clean through adequate backflow prevention.

How can I find reliable retail plumbing in Perth?

The keyword when it comes to retail plumbing in Perth is reliability. This is because retail owners cannot afford to wait on plumbing services, and the job needs to be adequately completed. So it’s best to look out for companies that offer a reliable 24-hour service. You also want to find a company that offers a maximum wait time: what good is an emergency service if it takes four hours to get to your doorstep?

A warranty is also a good sign of a reliable commercial plumber. Warranties, licencing, and accreditations are the basics to look out for. Maximum wait times and no callback policies are added features that separate truly exceptional plumbing companies from ones that are simply okay.

What separates Maxey Plumbing from other plumbing providers in Perth?

We have many positive attributes that separate us from other providers in Perth. For one thing, we’ve worked with some really big names like Shell and BP. Moreover, we cater equally well to large corporations, restaurants, and retail outlets.

We offer a maximum two-hour wait time as well and have a no callback policy. This means we are committed to providing only the best of service to customers. You call us once, we get the job done, and hopefully we don’t return for a long time. This is our philosophy. We are licensed, insured, and provided a warranty, but we go beyond the basics with our customer care and direct work philosophy.

For the best retail plumbing in Perth, call us now on on  08 9496 1800.

Frequently Asked Questions About Retail Plumbing In Perth

Can I fix small plumbing jobs myself?

In the majority of instances, this is not a good idea for many reasons. Some jobs seem small and insignificant but are actually merely the symptom. A job like changing a tap washer could have a more serious problem underneath such as a cracked seal. This is why it’s often a much better idea to leave plumbing issues to professional services. They will diagnose the problem more rapidly and also apply a solution that works for the long term.

Fixing a minor block or replacing a faucet might be possible for those with a DIY mindset. But other areas can be far more problematic. Don’t try to fix an appliance such as a fridge or washing machine, as you will void the warranty and possibly do irreparable damage to the equipment. Fixing a leak is also hit and miss as most people simply put a bandaid over the problem which gets worse with time.

What should I do if a drain is blocked in my retail outlet?

This is one of the most common plumbing problems. DIY solutions of vinegar and baking soda can work for small blockages in kitchen sinks, but not all the time. If the block is located further down or in multiple places, you will need professional help. A drain camera inspection can reveal exactly where the problem is and what it consists of.

In a residential setting, you would be advised to stop using water (showers, dishwashers, toilets) though this is likely not an option for retail outlets. The good news is that emergency plumbing services can get to you within a rapid time frame (~2 hours) to resolve the issue.

What is the best pipe material for the main water of a retail outlet?

Copper pipes are probably the most traditional plumbing pipe used due to their extensive duration and reliability. They provide superior corrosion resistance, great material to be used for hot and cold water, and it can be managed easily. Copper also offers excellent antibacterial properties. But copper pipes are also the most expensive.

Due to the cost of copper piping, the most common kinds of pipe material that you’re going to find will be made of CPVC. For wastewater, the most common kind of pipe material will be PVC. PEX and PB will also feature for interior plumbing but don’t hold up against UV rays. Cast iron can be found in some apartments, and this is also a good choice, though rare and expensive.

Do you provide wastewater and grease trap services for retail outlets?

Wastewater management is just as important as having clean water. There are strict regulations surrounding how wastewater is treated and disposed of. All water that comes from showers, dishwashers, sinks, toilets, etc, is known as wastewater. Wastewater is divided into black water and grey water, and each needs distinct treatment.

For restaurants and other food outlets, we also provide grease trap services. This is where you’ll need to separate out the fats in your water and ‘trap’ them in a container. Otherwise, it’ll clog up your drain or get into the wastewater system where it’s not supposed to go. These grease traps need to be emptied out every 3 months or so.

What’s the best hot water system for a retail outlet?

This depends on the hot water requirements of your establishment. For instance, a hotel owner is going to need a lot more hot water than a restaurant owner. So it really depends on your individual needs. But the more water you use, the more efficient it needs to be. A small retail outlet might get by on an instant electric hot water heater, but a large hotel would not. This is because the electricity bills would be too high.

Storage gas (natural or LPG) are great options for retail outlets as they are efficient and relatively affordable. Solar hot water and water pumps are technically the most efficient provided you have the right conditions. But they can be less reliable as they are newer and need special attention if anything goes wrong.

It’s frequently the case that large outlets will have multiple hot water systems in different places, so there’s quite a lot of flexibility. The main priority is that you never run out of hot water and that if you do, you have a reliable emergency plumber at hand to resolve the problem ASAP.

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