Plumbing Tips For New Home Construction

residential plumberBuilding a brand new house can be rewarding and frustrating at the same time. You have the chance to choose what materials, plumbing, heating and cooling systems you would like to have in your new home. To avoid stressing over the plumbing system, listed below are tips from professional residential plumbers for new home construction.

Water Heater and Furnace in Basement

The best place to install your brand new water heater and furnace is in your basement. But, if you are not planning on having one, it is recommended to have these two appliances installed on the main floor of your home. One perfect place to hide your water heater and furnace is in a utility closet.

Centralize Plumbing in Basement

It will be easier for North Myrtle Beach residential plumbers to fix an issue if everything is found in the corner of your basement. When you design and build your new house, it is recommended that you install these appliances close to each other. These are the furnace, water heater, water softener, a sewage ejector pit, and basement sump pump.

Water Shut Off Valve Must Be Accessible

Like what its name suggests, the main water shut off valve will switch on and off the entire water supply of your home. In case there is a leak or perhaps a main sewer line clog, you should be able to access the main water shut off valve of your house right away. In case your house has a crawlspace, be sure that the main valve is placed in your living space. This will save you the frustration of having to crawl underneath your home with a flashlight in your hand by having the valve installed in a place that can easily be accessed.

Sump Pump Discharge

The main point of having a sump pump is to pump the water that could have flooded your basement away from your house. But, if the sump pump discharge line is not linked to the storm sewer, it will be difficult to keep your basement dry. To avoid water damage in your newly built house, be sure that the sump pump discharge line is channeled to a place where water can drain away from your house safely.

Plumbing For Water Softener

If your home will most likely have problems with hard water, then it is obvious that you have to install a water softener. If you do not need one, it is still highly recommended to have one installed in your house. This plumbing appliance attracts potential homebuyers, which will benefit you in case you decide to sell your house in the future.

Call NMB Plumbing Pros if you need help in installing the plumbing system for your new home.

NMB Plumbing Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 353-6409