Points to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Company to Do Pipework Installation

If you need new pipework for your factory, you need to hire a company that specializes in pipework installation. There are countless companies that do this, and it can be hard to know which one to choose. Consider looking for the following elements.

Experience With Installation and Repairs

Eventually, your new pipework is going to need repairs or modifications. Ideally, you should select a company that does both. That way, you don't have to look for a new company when you need repairs on the pipework during the line. You can simply turn to the company that did the original installation for you.

Emergency Repairs Available In addition to choosing a company that can handle a repairs in general, you may want to investigate when they can handle repairs. If you're trying to keep your facility running at maximum capacity, you don't want to be forced to halt productions for a repair. So you don't have to, you may want to look for a pipework company that offers emergency repairs outside of regular working hours, on weekends or evenings.

Works With a Variety of Systems

In most cases, you probably pipe a variety of different elements through your facility. For instance, you may need a chilled water system as well as a compressed air system. To make running your business easier, you probably should consider using the same company for all these needs. Talk with reps from each prospective company about your current pipework needs as well as your anticipated future needs, and make sure the company you select can help you with everything.

Offers a Choice of Welded or Screwed Pipework

Regardless of what you are piping through your facility, you may also want to pay attention to how the pipework installation company fits the pipes together. If you ever need to do an emergency repair on a length of pipework, you may want to make sure that's something you can handle in house. In particular, most pipefitters put pipes together with welding or with screw-on fittings. If you like the security of a weld and you have trained welders on site, that may work fine for you. In contrast, if you don't have welders on staff, you may prefer pipework that can easily be screwed together as needed.

Keep these tips in mind as you look for various companies, and when talking with reps, ask them what sets them apart from the competition.