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Last edited 25 Aug 2021
Plumbing Tips When Building A New House
Building a new home can be a dream come true. Yet you need to consider many things to avoid problems when the home is complete. One of the essential things to consider is the way the plumbing system is set up and functions. If plumbers set up your new plumbing system correctly, you can avoid problems with sump pumps, pipes and water softeners among other things.
This article is about the factors you should consider when installing plumbing. We will cover them beginning with the most essential thing, which is ensuring efficient water supply in your home. A plumbing system contains two main parts: the drainage and the water supply. Here are essential plumbing tips when building a new house.
- When building a house, you must have constant water supply throughout. The water should also be clean and free of dirt and contaminations. You should ensure that there is no water shortage at any time.
- Taps and valves should be easily accessible. They should be easily visible and not situated in spaces that will make you crawl or struggle to reach them.
- Check on the drainage before plumbing. The drainage should be well maintained and free from blockages. The drainage should not clog or flood.
- When plumbing it is important to ensure pipes are located in places where they are easily accessible but also hidden. This makes your house look beautiful in that there are no pipes in conflict with the design of the house. Therefore, plumbing of the house should be done before the house is completed. This ensures that the pipes are well hidden. The pipes should also run on one side or one place. This avoids them from being scattered all over the house. They should also be properly marked as to where they lead to. This makes it easy for them to be repaired in case of damage.
- Some locations may have hard water. Hard water is not always ideal for the day-to-day use. A water softener takes the hard water and converts it to soft water. Soft water is economical since it uses less soap to lather. Soft water also does not leave chemical stains when used.
- They say cheap is expensive and expensive is cheap. Some materials tend to damage easily and thus are sold cheaply. Quality and durable material are most of the time more expensive. It is advisable to go for the expensive material as once used it will last. Cheap material may get damaged easily, requiring maintenance regularly which becomes expensive in the long run.
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