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While both commercial and industrial plumbing fall under the umbrella of professional plumbing services, they each serve different types of buildings and facilities and often require different levels of expertise and specialization due to the complexity of the systems involved.

Commercial Plumber in a Toronto Condo Building

Commercial Plumbing:

Commercial plumbing usually pertains to services provided for commercial establishments like offices, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, schools, hospitals, and other public facilities. These buildings typically have more water outlets and waste systems than a residential building and often have more users, but the systems themselves are usually less complex than industrial systems.

Commercial plumbing services might include installing and maintaining faucets, toilets, grease traps, and drinking fountains. Commercial plumbers also often work on sewer and septic systems, and they might install systems like commercial water heaters, boilers, and large-scale fixtures.

Industrial Plumbing:

Industrial plumbing, on the other hand, refers to the services provided for industries such as manufacturing, chemical plants, power plants, refineries, and other heavy-duty industries. These systems often involve complex and specialized plumbing work due to the industrial processes that use water, chemicals, or other fluids. The systems may need to handle high temperatures, high pressures, or corrosive substances.

In addition to managing water supply and waste removal like commercial plumbers, industrial plumbers also often work with systems for steam, air, chemical transport, and more. Industrial plumbers might install and maintain large boilers, industrial-grade pipes, and other machinery involved in production processes.

In both cases, plumbers need to adhere to local and national codes and standards, but industrial settings often have additional regulations or requirements due to the hazardous nature of some industrial work.