Building a new home can be an exciting and overwhelming experience at the same time. When building your home, you need to work with your Santa Rosa plumbing contractor to create a plan to install plumbing. A functional plumbing system will make your home livable.
New plumbing installation can be perplexing. Many people, especially those who haven’t owned a home before, do not know how to start. If you are also facing the same problem, you have come to the right place. Here are some plumbing tips for new home construction.
Choose the Best Place to Install Your Water Heater and Furnace
Install your water heater and furnace in your basement. If, however, you do not plan to build a basement, install these two appliances on your main floor. You can use a utility closet to hide these appliances.
Direct Your Sump Pump Discharge Line Away From Your Home
A sump pump is designed to remove water from the basement to prevent flooding. In many homes, the sump pump discharge line is not connected to the storm sewer. When water does not get a proper outlet, it accumulates. This often results in water damage.
To prevent this, make sure the sump pump discharge line is directed to an area where water from your home can drain safely.
Centralize Plumbing in Basement
Centralizing plumbing in the basement is the best way to ensure that your plumber can locate the components of your plumbing system and fix plumbing issues swiftly. Consider installing different appliances such as your furnace, water heater, sump pump, water softener, and sewage ejector pit next to each other.
Consider Installing Plumbing for Water Softener
Water softeners are usually installed in homes located in areas where hard water issues are common. Even if you do not plan to install a water softener, consider installing the plumbing for it, as your needs can change in the future.
A water softener system is viewed as a valuable addition to a home. Installing one can add value to your home and attract prospective buyers if you ever decide to sell your property.
Make Sure Main Water Shut-off Valve is Accessible
A main water shut-off valve can be used to turn on and off the water supply for a home. To ensure you can turn off your home’s water supply quickly in the event of an emergency (such as a leak or a main sewer line clog), make your main water shut-off valve accessible. If you plan to build a crawlspace, install the main valve in your living space.
Looking for a reliable Santa Rosa plumbing contractor? Look no further than Holman Plumbing. We offer a wide range of plumbing services. Instead of looking for shortcuts, we come up with sustainable and cost-effective solutions to plumbing nightmares. To schedule a plumbing inspection, call us at 707-495-5002.