When you want to have someone fix or repair a plumbing issue in your home, a plumber is the right person to call. If you are building a new home, however, you are going to need some specialized plumbing work that should be tackled by a plumbing contractor. New builds require extensive plumbing work, from the kitchen appliances to the bathrooms to the main plumbing systems in the house. For that, you need someone experienced.
Basically, the purpose of plumbing in a house is twofold. First, it is to provide clean water. This is by far the most common of the purposes of household plumbing because it encompasses the ways in which we typically interact with plumbing in our homes. This includes the sinks, the bathtubs, the toilets, the dishwashers, etc. When you turn on a tap or fill up the bathtub, you are interacting with your home’s plumbing. And in a new build that has no plumbing, you will want to ensure that the installation is done properly from the ground up.
The second purpose of household plumbing systems – and the second reason that it’s important to hire a plumbing contractor – is to remove waste water from the home and mix it with the clean water supply. This involves a complicated system of water pressure, gravity, shut off valves, drainage taps and other elements. Because of the complexity of this system, it’s absolutely imperative that a plumbing contractor be called in to do the job. Otherwise, you could be in for a serious of very serious plumbing problems once the house is built. That can be very costly, both in terms of money to fix the issues and in time and inconvenience.
Finally, plumbing construction must adhere to various codes. Reputable plumbing contractors will be well acquainted with the local codes that they will be able to ensure that the work is done in adherence to these codes. These codes determine everything from the location of shut off valves, the material that is required to be used for pipes, the specific way that pipes must be laid (angle, etc.) and other specifics that ensure a plumbing job is done safely. A general contractor may not have this depth of knowledge. Failure to adhere to codes could mean that your plumbing will need to be remove and re-installed, which is a very pricey proposition. Protect yourself from the beginning by hiring the right professional for the job from the beginning.
When you are building a new home, there are lots of things to think about. When it comes to hiring someone to tackle the plumbing, a company that specializes in plumbing can help. Whichever company you hire, be sure you get some references so you know you are hiring a reputable one. Hiring the wrong company can spell disaster for your hew home’s plumbing and slow down the entire build. You don’t need to go through that.