Plumbing FAQ

FAQ About Plumbing

Common questions and other FAQ regarding everything plumbing and the services PLUMCORE provides.

What Plumbing Services Do We Provide?

We have highly trained and experienced commercial and residential plumbers at PLUMCORE. For residential plumbing we perform only pipe repair and specialize in trenchless pipe lining, saving you time and money. We provide full-service commercial plumbing for virtually all industries, and we specialize in pipe repair by using our trenchless pipe lining technology for our commercial clients.

What is Trenchless Pipe Lining?

Trenchless pipe lining is an alternative to traditional pipe replacement. We take the existing pipe by using pipe-liner and create a pipe-within-a-pipe to restore damaged drains and sewer lines. This process requires much less digging, is more time efficient, and cost less money than your traditional pipe replacement service.

What Industries Do We Service?

We provide plumbing services for healthcare, government, retail, hospitality, industrial, municipal, public works, commercial, institutions, and church.

What Type of Plumbing Experience Do We Have?

PLUMCORE has highly trained plumbers that have been performing Industrial, Residential, and Commercial plumbing services for over 39 years.

What Are Different Types of Plumbers?


Commercial plumbers are trained and gain experience in large public plumbing systems such as schools, large shopping centers, and hospitals connected to large industrial equipment.


Residential plumbers are trained and gain experience by working on residential jobs such as new constructions and new additions to homes.


A service and repair plumber is the type of plumber you typically think about when your home or commercial business plumbing needs a repair.

For more in-depth info, see our Types of Plumbers blog post.

What Are Causes for Broken Pipes?

Tree Roots – tree roots can grow into the pipeline damaging or blocking it entirely.

Corrosion – older commercial pipes may be using outdated methods and materials such as steel. This leads to rusting lines and break down of pipes causing your water flow to not work properly. Maintenance and inspections should be done if a facility was built before the 1970’s or if you think there may be leaks cause by corrosion in any commercial facility.

Burst pipes – this is normally caused by sudden cold fronts that freeze the water inside the pipes causing expansion and eventually the bursting of a pipeline.

Collapsed Pipe – normally caused by shifting environmental changes like soil shifts or construction around the area of the pipe.

What Causes A Gas Leak?

Faulty Appliances – appliances such as commercial water heaters, and Furnace use natural gas or propane to create heat. They may be improperly installed or grow older causing a leak into a commercial facility, putting everyone in the building at danger.

Faulty Piping – the maze of piping that connects all rooms in the building may become old and due to wear and tear start to leak.

Poor Ventilation – if an exhaust fan stops working, gases such as natural gas, propane, carbon dioxide can leak back into the commercial facility. If outlets become clogged this can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the facility.

What Causes Sewage Backup?

Clogs – drain pipes and main sewer lines can become clogged causing a backup. This can happen in commercial plumbing frequently because of the high traffic volume of people using the facilities in commercial buildings.

Tree Roots – tree roots can grow into pipe lines blocking and/or damaging your sewer line.

Pipe Breakdown – older sewer lines that are older may more easily broken or become corroded creating a sewer backup.

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