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What is a Mechanical Contractor?

A mechanical contractor is very often confused with a plumber, and while they do a few similar things, a plumber specializes in plumbing, where a mechanical contractor has the ability to do many things beyond plumbing solely. Mechanical contractors typically have plumbing knowledge, alongside the knowledge of many other trades. In some states, they even get their own mechanical contracting license. They work to design, build and maintain a variety of processes and devices within a construction project. As a matter of fact, they can work on a small scale or a large scale, but mechanical contractors typically do work in the commercial field and do not often work in the residential field.

One of the main things that these contractors do is work on all mechanical systems of a building, but what are all of these mechanical systems? They are essentially anything in a building with mechanical parts. They are items such as chillers, boilers, pumps, drives, and cogens. As mentioned above, these are typically found in a commercial building, but smaller scale systems, such as boilers, can also be found in the home.

While they work on these mechanical systems, they are also masters of almost all trades. Some of the things that they work on are as follows:

  • Large Scale Plumbing

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Electrical Work

  • HVAC

  • Controls

  • Low Voltage Wiring, especially in commercial buildings

  • Programming Circuits

  • Piping and Pipe Welding

  • Ductwork

  • Gas work

If you are interested in learning more about mechanical contractors and our mechanical contracting process, contact us today, or you can feel free to call us directly at (978)-774-9800 for more information on piping systems and our other offerings!


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