Althoff Industries, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Why Plumbing Maintenance Is Essential for Your Business

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Running any business requires juggling numerous tasks. One that you might overlook as you move into the new year is the plumbing in your facility. If you simply leave the plumbing alone and only pay attention to it when you need to schedule a repair due to a problem, you’ll end up with plenty of problems. Bigger problems. Problems that can even put your entire business in jeopardy. 

What your commercial plumbing needs is professional plumbing maintenance in Chicago, IL. The Althoff team offers plumbing maintenance for all types of commercial businesses and facilities, including maintenance for process plumbing and other special situations.

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How to Know When a Pipe Should Be Lined or Replaced in Your Commercial Plumbing System

Monday, September 18th, 2023

When it comes to the plumbing in your commercial facility, you’ll sometimes have to face the question of what to do about deteriorating pipes. There are two basic options: have the pipe completely replaced or arrange for pipe lining to repair the pipe from the inside. 

Pipe lining technology has advanced significantly, making it an option in more situations than before. But sometimes it’s better to have a replacement. Making the right decision about “repair vs. replace” can save you plenty of time and money in the long run—both valuable commodities for your business.

At Althoff, we understand the importance of this decision, and we offer both pipe lining and pipe replacement in Elgin, IL and throughout Chicagoland. Below we’ll look at several of the factors that will affect whether you need us to reline your aging pipes or replace them.

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Process Piping: What It Is, And Why You Need Experts to Handle It

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Process piping may sound like it’s simply another part of a plumbing system, but it’s quite different. The plumbing in a building, such as a commercial facility, is used to transport both water and waste and usually connects to municipal systems such as the freshwater supply and the sewer system. Process piping consists of the pipes that connect to processing machines, such as the machines used in commercial and industrial facilities: chemical plants, oil refineries, power plants, pharmaceutical plants, food processing plants, manufacturing or chemical plants, etc. 

The short version of this is that process pipes are used to facilitate process, i.e. the actual business of a manufacturing plant, chemical plant, food processing plant, etc. 

Because process piping must transport a wide range of gases and fluids other than water, they have special requirements for materials, size, and engineering.

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Critical Restaurant Plumbing Services You May Need

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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When it comes to commercial plumbing in Chicago, IL, Althoff Industries is one of the most trusted names. We’ve served businesses in the area since 1962—we’ve literally seen it all and we’ve handled it all. 

Among our most important commercial plumbing clients are restaurants. Any food service company requires the best in licensed plumbing work to keep it up to local codes. Mistakes from inexperienced or unlicensed contractors can end up shuttering a business. It’s our job to help your food service establishment not only stay up to code, but have a plumbing system—freshwater and wastewater—that works smoothly and creates few troubles for you. 

Below are some of the vital services we can provide to help your restaurant with its plumbing.

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Risers: What They Are, How to Know They Need Replacement

Monday, November 1st, 2021

At Althoff, we offer extensive commercial plumbing services to all types of buildings and facilities. You’ll find we offer plumbing services many other local contractors don’t—it’s why our motto is “Challenges accepted!”

One major challenge in commercial plumbing is handling multi-story buildings. Moving freshwater against gravity from one floor to another requires specialized plumbing devices and structures. One of the essential parts of the plumbing of multi-story structures is the risers. Plumbing in buildings simply can’t work without them. We offer riser replacement services for customers who need the best in office building plumbing in Chicago, IL.

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Why Choose Us for Drain and Pipe Lining

Monday, August 9th, 2021

It’s our philosophy at Althoff to provide our customers with solutions to problems, not just simple fixes or by-the-book operations. We constantly upgrade our technology and methods to provide the best possible customer service experience on all jobs, and we have the confidence in the skill and professionalism of our employees to back up their work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

We could stop right there and say we’ve covered the best reasons for why you should work with us when you need drain or pipe lining in Hillside, IL or elsewhere in Chicagoland. But there’s much more—and it has to do with the specific techniques we use to handle these jobs. 

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