With more styles, colors, designs, sizes, and installation options, residential plumbing fixtures often leave more room for personal tastes and preferences. Residential plumbing often refers to plumbing that is catered to individual homes. When compared to the heavy and frequent usage that commercial plumbing experiences and prepares for, residential plumbing contrasts in that it is often treated with more respect and will be used at a much lower rate than the former. In the home, owners are more likely to take responsibility for their belongings and treat them with more care and consideration than they would public utilities, plumbing included. For example, a bathroom sink in a residential setting will usually experience about five to ten hand washes per day per person in the home, while a commercial sink can experience thousands of washes in the average day.
When it comes to toilets, it is not likely that a residential system will need to accommodate stalls, rows, or multi-floor setups. The average single-family home built after 1990 will have an average of 3 toilets, 2.6 showers, and 2.3 bathtubs, according to the National Association of Home Builders. With such a low quantity, residential plumbing units do not have to be designed with the same primary utilitarian purpose as in a commercial setting. There is more room for personalization, comfort, and overall style when installing a toilet, sink, or bathtub in a personal home. Residential settings are often more controlled than the public, which ultimately means there are less users per day, week, or month. The toilets, sinks, and bathtubs in a home are more easily managed and there is significantly less risk for misuse.
What if I want commercial products in a residential setting? It is possible to find high quality, durable residential products, and often with a wider variety of stylistic options. But, there are some crossover options that can be used in both commercial and residential settings. The primary difference in physical design between commercial and residential products is that commercial varieties will often have settings and options that residential products do not need. However, commercial products are often built to withstand the trials and tribulations of the public, which makes it exceptionally easy for them to withstand the needs of a private home. Although we have mentioned the durability and rugged design of commercial plumbing fixtures, this does not mean that residential products are made to be of lower quality. There is no sacrifice for quality or style – you can have both!
Overall, according to Paul Conrad from Mansfield Plumbing Products, both commercial and residential plumbing systems function with the same goal in mind: “they try to take away human waste… to a delivery system within a building”, the method in which they go about doing so is just somewhat different. If you have a commercial plumbing project that you might need help with, call our office today to schedule an appointment. We are happy to offer our customers appraisals and consultations at no cost! To schedule, call (206) 201-0181, or visit our “Contact” tab for more information. Some examples of residential plumbing services that we can provide include:
- Kitchen and Bathroom
- Water Heater
- Sump Pump
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