Last edited 24 Sep 2020

Plumbing Tips When Building A New House

Building a new home is a dream come true. Yet you need to consider many things to avoid problems or annoyances 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 softener among other things.

It is essential to have the best plumbing that will last long and is also cost-effective. To have such a plumbing system, it is best to seek out experienced and qualified plumbers. 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.

Make sure there is adequate water supply

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. This prevents one from incurring additional fees. You also need to have a water reservoir.

Accessible valves

The water valves should be easily accessible. This offers an easy and less time-consuming access to the valves in case of emergencies. They should be easily visible and not situated in spaces that will make you crawl or struggle to reach them.


This is essential. Check on the drainage before plumbing. The drainage should be well maintained and free from blockages. The drainage should not clog lading to wastewater from getting disposed of properly. The drainage should not flood leading to an unpleasant site and making your home uncomfortable to stay in.


When plumbing it is important that you ensure the pipes are located in places where they are easily accessible and also hidden. This makes your house look beautiful in that there are no pipes that are all over 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 to where they lead to. This makes it easy for them to be repaired in case of damage.

Water softener

Some places only have hard water. Hard water is not ideal for the day to day use. Therefore, you should install a water softener. A water softener takes the hard water and converts it to soft water. Soft water is economical since in laundry it uses little amounts of soap to lather. Soft water also does not leave chemical stains in the laundry when used.

Total cost

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 expensive. It is advisable to go for the expensive material as once used it will last a while before getting damaged and you require a plumber to fix. Compared to cheap material which may get damaged easily and fast leading to them requiring maintenance regularly which becomes expensive in the long run.

When building a new house, check thoroughly on the plumbing and go for something that will last and will not disappoint you. Also, go for experienced and qualified plumbers who will do a remarkable plumbing job in your house.

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