Top Plumbing Tips When Building a New Home on Long Island
Making the commitment to build a new home for you and your family can be both exciting and anxiety-provoking. With a new home, while there are many things to look forward to once it’s built, there are also so many decisions and considerations to attend to in the project itself. One central aspect of new home construction is plumbing. Great plumbing remains a key feature to building a comfortable and ultra-functional home. At Hardy, we want you to enjoy and be satisfied with your new home, so when it comes to installation and plumbing construction, you can count on us for quality workmanship, expert advice, and a job that will provide you with maximum satisfaction. In this blog, we cover some of the major considerations to think about when planning and installing plumbing in your new home building project.
Basic Plumbing Tips for New Home Construction
1. Take Advantage of Your Basement
The most convenient place to centralize plumbing is in your basement. When you plan to have your water heater, boiler, and sewer connections all in one area, plumbers and technicians can easily repair and remedy any issues that may arise as well as access appliances for tune-ups and maintenance. The basement is the best and most typical place to install these appliances, but if your new home doesn’t have a basement in the plans, choose to install these appliances in a utility closet instead.
2. Drain Your Sump Pump Line Away from Your Home
The purpose of the sump pump is to have excess water that would’ve flooded your home, pumped out of your home. Be sure that your sump pump discharge line connects to the storm sewer, or you may have to worry about keeping things dry and possible water damage.
3. Install Plumbing for Water Softener
If hard water issues are common in your area, a water softener is an excellent way to remedy hard water problems. Hard water can cause buildup in your pipes and on your fixtures, stain sinks, and create odor. Even if hard water isn’t an issue where you are, a water softener is a great consideration as you should keep in mind that your plumbing needs may change in the future.
4. Main Water Shut-Off Valve is Accessible
If you have a leak or a clog, you’ll want to be able to shut off your water valve immediately, so make it easily and readily accessible in your plans. With that being said, make sure you have many individuals shut-off valves that are in convenient locations such as near sinks and toilets. If you have a toilet running or a faucet dripping, multiple, convenient valves will make it easier to remedy one issue without turning all of the water off.
5. Think About Future Plumbing Needs
When you are building a home, don’t just think about your plumbing needs now. Look to the future as well. Don’t overlook adding plumbing connections that you might want in a few years down the road. That will save you time and money when or if you decide you do need it.
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Contact Hardy Plumbing About New Construction Plumbing Projects
Hardy Plumbing is proud to offer plumbing services for new home construction projects in Suffolk County of Long Island, NY. We also offer services for home renovation plumbing, home addition plumbing, and construction plumbing planning. We are excited about your new building project and would be happy to help you with all of your plumbing needs. Get in touch with us today, so we can get started.