Althoff Industries, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Plumbing Maintenance’

The Different Ways Pipes Are connected: Threaded Pipe vs. Flanges vs. Welded vs. Pressed

Monday, February 5th, 2024

In the world of commercial plumbing, one of the key parts of the success of any installation or repair is using the correct type of pipe connection. If you’re not familiar with the plumbing industry, you might think there’s only one type of connection, or if there are different types, the differences are only minor. But commercial plumbing is complex and needs to be customized for the many different roles in a facility. 

We’ll look at the four main choices for pipe connections: threaded pipes, flanges, welded joints, and pressed connections. Having the right pipe connections will have a major impact on how effective your facility’s plumbing is and how long it will last. 

We’ll take you on a brief tour through the different pipe connections and their best uses. Remember to always trust professionals for any type of commercial pipe services, from commercial pipe installation to commercial piping maintenance in Chicago, IL.

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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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The Corrosive Culprit: Sugar’s Impact on Commercial Piping

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Commercial facilities often overlook a hidden menace that lurks within their pipes: the corrosive power of sugar. Whether you’re in the confectionary business, work with any product that involves sugar, or even if your establishment often sees soda flowing down the drains, it’s crucial to understand the damage sugar can have on your commercial piping. 

Below, we’re going to examine the corrosive nature of sugar and provide some insights on detecting and preventing sugar-related pipe damage. It’s important to choose the right commercial plumbing partner to safeguard your process piping and commercial piping in Chicago, IL—and we’re the local contractor with more than six decades of experience you can trust!

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