New home and business construction sites are always complicated, and you’ll always need to get your new construction plumbing right the first time!
There’s no doubt about it that new home and commercial construction projects are an exciting and simultaneously frustrating experience, and the best part about this process is being able to completely customize your home or work space to every precise detail.
New construction plumbing just so happens to be something that most people are completely baffled by, and of course you’re always going to need to leave this type of construction to experienced specialists like the Master Plumbers at Beehive Plumbing. We’ve helped countless home and business owners throughout their construction and renovation projects, and we’re more than confident that we’ll be able to fulfill each and every own of your unique customization preferences.
But we’ve certainly come across many different issues throughout our years of new construction plumbing experience, so here are 5 tips we think you should keep in mind as you’re preparing your new home or office!
1. Installing Your Furnace And Water Heater In Your Basement
Your property’s basement is always going to be the safest and most convenient space for your furnace and water heater installation. Of course we understand how there are many properties that aren’t planning on having a basement or crawl space, so if this is the case for you then we always advise that you install these specific appliances within the main floor of your home or office.
A lot of our past clients would construct a utility closet on their ground level so they could properly place these types of bulky plumbing appliances out of sight.
2. Develop A Centralized Plumbing System In Your Basement
All types of future plumbing repairs on your property will be much more simplified if all of your main plumbing appliances are located close to one another in a designated part of your basement or crawl space.
If you’re in the process of constructing a new home or office space, then we’ll advise that you place the following appliance installations close to each other:
- Water heaters
- Sump pump
- Water softener
- Sewer connection
- FurnaceSewage ejector pit
3. Make Sure Your Main Water Shutoff Valve Is Easily Accessible
Your property’s main water shutoff valve is always going to be very necessary when you need to shut off your entire water supply during any type of plumbing emergency. Some common examples of plumbing emergencies in which you’d need to quickly shut off your water supply include sewer line clogs and leaks.
You’re not going to want to place your main water shutoff valve in a part of your crawlspace that’s very hard to get to, because this is the type of device that you’ll want to have zero hassles reaching when you need it. This is why we recommend that you put this valve within your actual living space so you aren’t getting frustrated just trying to reach it in case of an emergency situation!
4. Ensure That Your Sump Pump Properly Releases Water Far Away From Your Home
The main purpose of a sump pump is to essentially pump excess water supplies from heavy rainstorms away from your basement and ground level of your property. This is why it’s so important to always ensure that your sump pump installation is conducted by an experienced team of specialists, because your sump pump will be pretty much useless if it isn’t properly connected to your storm sewer line!
So if you’re in the process of a new home construction project and you’re considering a sump pump installation, then you should always be extra cognizant that your sump pump’s release line is going to an area where excess water supplies can safely drain away from your property.
5. Installing A Water Softener (And Orienting Your Plumbing System Around It)
Water softeners are particularly popular throughout Northern Utah because many homeowners in this part of the state experience hard water issues. What’s important to keep in mind is that you should also always orient your entire new construction or remodel plumbing around the prospects of having a water softener even if you don’t currently want one!
This is mainly because a new construction plumbing project will never be myopic and will always be considering plumbing needs many years into the future. Many homebuyers are very attracted to plumbing systems that have water softeners, so if you’re thinking of selling your home then having this type of system already established will be very valuable!
Reach Out To The Experts At Beehive Plumbing To Learn More About How We Help Northern Utah Home And Business Owners With Their New Construction Plumbing!
Beehive Plumbing has been helping countless residential and commercial property owners throughout Northern Utah with their new construction plumbing needs for over 20 years, and we’ll be more than happy to help make sure that your construction or remodeling job is conducted precisely to your unique preferences.
So always feel free to reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to get in touch with us and let us know about your current or prospective construction project!