Building a new home or purchasing a new home can be exciting. New homes require home plumbing installation, however. Continue reading below to learn steps concerning new home plumbing installation.
Plumbing occurs in new homes when the foundation has been laid. It is important to consider ensuring that the plumbing installation is completed before the drywall is hung. It will take time to fit in the water-based features such as sinks, time to install pipes and fixtures and time to connect drains and water systems. This is one of the lengthiest processes of building a new home or in renovating an older home, so try to be as patient as possible.
Plumbing fixtures include items such as sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets and any other water-based units. It is important to consider protecting these fixtures after installing them as there is a lot of construction that is left over after plumbing has been completed in the renovation or new home building. Sinks and toilets could be added last, however, as they are not as concrete as other fixtures in the household. This means you can install these after all construction has been completed.
When working on new home plumbing, you have to consider the water supply line that will be added to supply your home’s plumbing with water. The line will enter the home through the frost line, then will split into a hot water line and a cold water line. Each line will go to each appliance based off of where they are coming from. It is important to ensure that the water supply line is installed to the correct places.
There are various types of pipes that must be installed in the correct places in order to perform their jobs effectively. Drainage pipes, for instance, go all the way from the ground to the roof. Sewer drains are connected to these drainage pipes. Vent pipes, however, allow for venting among the drainage pipes to prevent clogging. There can be multiple vent pipes needed depending on how close a fixture is to a common vent.
Drain traps are the final plumbing pieces that have to be considered when engaging in new home plumbing installation. These drain traps go on the bottom of the sink or bathtub drains. They prevent sewage smells from entering the home by trapping a small amount of water at each draining. The toilet is the only fixture without a drain trap as it already has one equipped.
When having home plumbing installation completed, it is important to ensure that it is being done correctly. With this in mind, be sure to contact Lynn’s to give you peace of mind. They are the experts in plumbing.