Plumbing tips when building a new home
Building a new home is a huge achievement and it is a dream come true for so many people. But there are minor details that you have to consider ahead of time to avoid issues afterward. Some of these critical issues include plumbing considerations. Nothing can stress you more than a faulty plumbing system, blocked or clogged drainage and other issues. Belfar have seen some scenarios that require different levels of repairs while others need total replacement. So what are some of the plumbing tips you have to consider when building a new home?
Place Boiler room in the basement where possible. If your house doesn’t have a basement, look for a reserved area on the first floor of the house. Let that be a utility area where such appliances that hold water are kept. If anything goes wrong and an appliance breaches, you limit the damage since you don’t have to worry about what is below the appliances.
Have the home plumbed for a water softener even if you are not getting one. It’s going to be a strong selling point down the road if you need to sell the house and move to a better one.
Have your plumbing system centralized in one corner in the basement. When everything is located in the corner, it makes work easier for the professional plumbers to resolve any plumbing issues.
Main water shut off valves should be accessible. This is the valve responsible for turning on and off the entire water supply system of your house. In case of leakages that can’t be immediately resolved, you need to be able to shut off the water in a hurry. Don’t install the water shut-off valve in a crawlspace.