The main item to be considered in any new construction project is the installation of new house plumbing. Many new home construction companies deal only with new house plumbing installation, and in most cases, the contractor will be an experienced plumber with at least five years of experience. But in many cases, the contractor will be an inexperienced plumber who has been hired on a “fishing hook” basis and does not know the latest plumbing developments or how to complete a properly functioning plumbing job. If you are a new home construction homeowner, you will need to take certain steps for new construction plumbing issues before the plumbing contractor arrives.
The first thing you will need to do as a new homeowner is to have your new house plumbing system properly installed by a licensed and qualified plumber. A water heater should be the first item installed, as it is the most expensive element of your home. You should also have a new washer and dryer installed as well, and you should also hire a plumber to install an extra water heater for those unexpected cold winter nights. You will probably have a new dishwasher as well, and this might include a new refrigerator or water dispenser too. Having all of these appliances properly installed will save you a lot of time, money, and frustration later on.
After the appliances and piping is installed, you will need to make sure that the supply water is adequate for your home needs. You should consult with your local water treatment facility or a reputable water softener company to get an accurate reading of your water usage. This reading should be taken each month, and you should have a detailed account of how much water you use and how often. Any time you are dealing with a plumber, you will probably need to have this done professionally.
Fixtures and Materials
After you have your new house tested, you can install plumbing fixtures and materials according to local codes. In some areas, you may even have to have new house fixtures installed. There are many new home construction materials on the market today that you can choose from. If you need new materials, you will need to talk to a plumber to find out what the best options are for your home.
In many parts of the country, it is highly recommended to install a sump pump and new plumbing fixtures in your home. If you live in an area where earthquakes are common, you may want to have a stronger sump pump to avoid flooding. If your new home does not come with a sump pump, you should consider having one installed before you move into your new home.
After you have your new home plumbing system installed, you will need to install the main water shut-off valve. This is usually located in the basement, but you should have it installed near the main water heater if possible. You should also have the main water heater main valve, but if it is not close by, you should place a small garden hose over the main water heater. This will allow you to turn off the water heater if you need to. It will also disconnect the water supply to the home as needed.
Finally, you will need to install a new house water meter. This is located in the basement and you should place the meter on the floor of your new home. If possible, it should be placed outside so that it can be easily accessed. The reason why you want to install a new water meter is so that you can keep an accurate count of how much water your house is using. This will help you make sure that you do not waste water by purchasing too much water for your home.
All of these items are relatively easy to replace if you have some general handyman skills. However, if you do not know much about home repair or plumbing, it may be better to hire a professional to do this task for you. A plumber will know where to find and install the new items mentioned above. And he will also be able to tell you how much any new plumbing system will cost so that you can budget the new installation carefully.