When it comes to plumbing, residential and commercial plumbing clients can have similar needs. No one likes to be without hot water, and in the case of restaurants, a water heater emergency can have a major financial impact.
Pictured is the commercial water heater of one of our clients, a McDonald’s restaurant in Escondido, CA. They called our office to ask for service because they had no hot water.
A technician arrived promptly, drained down the existing 125 BTU, 70-gallon commercial water heater, and hauled it away. But when he called the local supply house, he was told that the only water heater that could replace the existing tank was in another county.
ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing to the rescue! A second technician drove out of San Diego county to pick up a new 80-gallon natural gas 135 BTU commercial water heater. The gas assembly was replumbed and a new sediment trap was installed.
The Technical Details
For those that like details, here they are! A new full port ball valve and gas flex was installed. The copper discharge line was reconnected. Water lines were replumbed and the expansion tank was reworked from the hot water line to the cold water line with an isolation valve.
The existing 6″ single wall vent was replaced with a 5″ vent and fittings. The drain on the water heater was replaced with a tee for the use of a recirculating pump in the future if the customer chooses to install it. A 1″ ball valve on the hot outlet line of a water heater was replaced. The new tank was filled, and once full the new tank was plugged in and tested for proper function.
Plumbing Maintenance for Restaurants
All commercial businesses need plumbing maintenance for restrooms. A restaurant’s plumbing system also includes bar and maintenance sinks. Any facility where food is served is recommended by most experts to have quarterly hydro jetting to thoroughly remove buildup.
Routine commercial drain cleaning also helps to determine if there are any breaks or cracks in the line.
Restaurants and commercial kitchens use grease traps to prevent sewage blockages. A busy kitchen or restaurant should have the trap cleaned whenever grease and sludge fill more than 1/4 of the tank. Grease trap clogs are not handled the same way as drain and sewer clogs. It is important to call a professional for a blockage.
An annual grease trap pump is also recommended.
ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing – Custom Plumbing for Restaurants
Prompt 24/7 emergency services and efficient repairs are vital aspects of all professional maintenance services. Our experts are always ready for emergencies such as no hot water and leaks, as well as maintenance to plumbing, sewer, gas, and septic lines. We have an A+ rating at the BBB, and we’ll be happy to meet with you at your facility, where we can view your facility and maintenance records, and then together create a custom maintenance schedule.