Plumbing Tips from an Avid DIY-er

Information And Tips For New Construction Plumbing

If you are going to be having your home built, then there will be many kinds of construction taking place. From the plumbing to the roof, there will be a lot of work that will go into the building of that home. You may be curious about the different stages of construction. This information will give you a quick education on new construction plumbing, as well as offer you some tips to consider that you might want to discuss with the plumbing contractor. 

Examples of what new construction plumbing consists of

When the plumbing is put in for your new home, there will be a lot of different things going on, and all of it will come together in the end. To get a better idea of what all takes place during the plumbing stages of the construction, you should realize that the plumbing will consist of the following: 

  • All the piping will run through the entire home to bring water in and remove it
  • The piping will be connected to the water and sewer or septic system
  • The piping will be run to the interior of the home for sinks, tubs, toilets, etc.
  • Shut-off valves will be installed for all of the toilets, sinks, tubs, etc. 
  • All of the plumbing fixtures will be installed in the sinks, tubs, showers, etc. 
  • The water heater will be installed inside the home

Items you want to consider and discuss with the plumber

There are some things that you might want to consider and discuss with the plumber that can be a good idea when it comes to some of the plumbing decisions that are made for your home. Some of the things you might find best to consider include: 

Consider having the main water valve somewhere easy to find and reach

A common problem that many homeowners have is that they can't easily find the main water valve for their house. When there is a plumbing emergency, acting quickly and turning that valve off can be important because it minimizes the risk of water damage in the house. Even when found, in some cases the main water valve then proves to be hard to get at. This is why you may want to request for the main water valve to be both easy to locate and to reach. 

Consider having plumbing elements all installed in the basement 

It may be a good idea for you to have the main plumbing elements installed in the basement of your home. Some examples of these things include the water heater, the water filtration system or water softener system, the sewer connection, etc. This keeps everything out of sight and in one location, which can be convenient. Plus, when work needs to be done, everything is all in one area that's also away from the main living area of the home.

For more information, reach out to a local plumbing company, like Legacy Plumbing Inc.