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It can be quite a pain to discover a plumbing problem while running a large business.

Plumbing and drainage problems can occur without any prior notice, and without the right help of a plumber, damages can ensue, costing thousands in the process.

Water or sewage damage can easily hit walls, floors, chipping away at the structural integrity of a building. Our reliable New Orleans commercial plumbers from Tom’s Plumbing & Drain Services, LLC can take care of these problems.

New Orleans Commercial Plumbing and Drainage Services

Clogged Drains

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Every plumbing fixture can become clogged. From sinks to toilets and showers.

These clogs are often caused by a

buildup of substances in pipes that can’t easily break down.

Fibrous food and non-food items can mix in with grease or oil, and create a blockage.

Soap combined with hair and other products can clump and hinder water flow. Excessive amounts of products such as toilet papers or tampons can create—well, you know it—clogs.

Some clogs can’t be fixed with a plunger or a bottle of commercial drain cleaner.

Our skilled plumbers in New Orleans are equipped with the right tools to handle this issue.

Drain snakes can help dislodge debris that is deep in the pipes. Machines can use concentrated water, which jets and helps flush blockages down the pipes, removing all residue.

Sewer Repairs

Sewage line problems can expose people to the danger of harmful bacteria.

Pipe damage can occur due to shifts in soil caused by nearby construction, earthquakes, and sinkholes.

Underground pipes are also subject to groundwater decay and can have problems due to years of accumulated debris and calcium deposits.

Pipes can typically last 40–60 years before replacement is needed.Male Plumber's Hand Repairing Sink Pipe Leakage With Adjustable Wrench - Toms Plumber

If problems begin to occur, then our plumbers check the condition of the line through a video probe.

The damage is then evaluated. If the damage is minor, then a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) may be used. In this case, the pipe is first cleaned from any deposits.

A liner is then inserted into the pipe, which can be inflated so that it presses against the cracks of its inner wall.

This creates a new structurally sound connection while eliminating the need for excavation.

If the damage is severe, then excavation is needed to replace the pipes.

A testing company is first required to do a survey of the area to ensure that the excavation doesn’t hit other utility lines. Sewer pipe sections are typically five to ten feet long, so excavation would be as big.

Toilet Repair

Unsanitary conditions in commercial establishments must be avoided at all costs.

A toilet leak can cause accidents, and bad urinals leave a negative impression. Plumbers can help when any toilet needs repair or replacement.

Toilet Problems

Aside from clogs, toilets can be subject to problems that require professional help.

A running toilet occurs when the toilet continues to dump water even after it’s full. This can lead to a lot of waste.

Causes of running toilets include a broken valve, corroded overflow pipe, or a worn-out flush valve assembly.

Toilet leaks can also be caused by several factors. They can also occur at its base and around its gaskets.

There might be parts that need replacement in the tank, such as valves.

Even the most advanced toilets can be problematic because of their complicated systems. Our commercial plumbers in New Orleans are equipped to handle any style of toilet, whether repair, replacement or installation.

Pressure Regulator Repair

If water pressure reaches an excessive amount, it can damage appliances and lead to a small water leak. Common problems with pressure regulators include:

  • Incorrect pressure setting: Valves require adjustment from time to time to help optimize it. The exposed screw at the top of a water regulator valve can sometimes be responsible for the unwanted decreasing or increasing pressure.
  • Blockage: over time, a regulator valve can develop blockages caused by minerals contained within a water supply. These minerals can accumulate within the valve body, causing lower water pressure. Our plumbers can disassemble and clean a regulator valve if this becomes a problem.
  • Damaged components: the older a pressure regulator valve gets, the more it is prone to failure due to its parts wearing down. Valves can typically last from 7 to 12 years before a replacement is needed. In these cases, our plumbers can dismantle a valve and replace any bad components. However, this may end up being costly compared to just replacing the valve entirely.

Water Heater Replacement

Water heaters are essential for any commercial property. They help with heating up spaces. They also help enable cooking and cleaning.

Water heaters can develop small problems that, when not taken care of, can lead to the entire heater failing.

It can be difficult finding the source of the problem, which is why it’s recommended to get help from a commercial plumbing services contractor. 

Water Heater Maintenance

Regular maintenance is needed to ensure that a heater continues to operate at its best capacity. Our plumbers can also provide regular maintenance work.

Leaks can also occur in older units, and our plumbers will help diagnose the problem.

Old units pose a risk if not taken care of safely due to it being connected to electrical lines or gas lines.

If a heater needs disposal, then a professional will take care of proper disconnection and retrieval.

Shower Installation and Repair Service

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A lot of establishments use sophisticated shower mechanisms to help deliver services.

Spas, hotels, and other rental properties use this array often.

Over time, minerals can accumulate in showerheads. Leaks and damage can also occur because of frequent use. If you encounter any problems with these, don’t hesitate to contact Tom’s Plumbing & Drain Service, LLC in New Orleans.

Call our Local Commercial Plumbers from Tom’s Plumbing & Drain Services in New Orleans Today!

If your business has plumbing issues, you need to call a reliable, skilled commercial plumbing service contractor in New Orleans that you can trust.

Here at Tom’s Plumbing & Drain Services, our top priority is excellent customer satisfaction. Contact us today to know more about our services and how our New Orleans plumbing service team can help you.


What does commercial mean in plumbing?

Commercial plumbers are specialist plumbers who maintain, repair and install plumbing systems in commercial establishments such as retail outlets, schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants, warehouses, manufacturing plants and care homes.

What’s the difference between commercial and industrial plumbing?

Industrial plumbing (sometimes referred to as commercial plumbing services) is designed for industrial-level water usage. This could include anything from industrial complexes to large office buildings and other types of industrial applications.

What’s the difference between commercial and domestic plumbing?

In the commercial space, daily plumbing usage is greater compared to that of residential. This is as a result of frequent use by more clients and employees. In a residential setup, only the family is dependent on the system, thus requiring less pipe fitting and outlets.

Commercial Plumbing – Client Testimonials

Todd Walker

They had my new boiler installed for a very good price including the warranty of their service. They were very careful with the surrounding structures and kept everything clean and tidy. High-standard installation and customer service even. I will not hesitate recommending it to anyone who needs plumbing installations and repairs around New Orleans.