As of September 1, 2021, Californian homes will need solar panels and new energy-efficient construction. One thing that will not change, however, is the need for plumbing in these new homes. New construction plumbing requires a different, more specialized skill set than repairs. In fact, to take on the extra responsibilities of a plumbing contractor, our employees need extra education that we augment with our own set of lessons on safety and more. What does a new construction plumbing installation entail? Much more than you might think.
Planning the Plumbing
One of the main tasks of subcontractors is planning their specialty elements of the new home under construction. For plumbers, this means planning the layout of the water and gas supply lines, ventilation pipes, the location of waste lines, and where fixtures will go. Thanks to computer technology, our plumbing contractors can create exact plans to follow through computer-aided design (CAD) and more. More precise planning of the plumbing lines and fixtures results in fewer obstacles during installation and better quality of the finished work.
Roughing In New Plumbing and Gas Lines
Before the whole home’s plumbing system goes into place in a new construction project, the initial feed lines that connect the home to the rest of the utility system need installation. This roughing-in process ensures that each home in a neighborhood has water and gas supply pipes going to it and sewer service leading away from it.
Finishing the Installation and Planning for Future Repairs
The rest of the plumbing contractor’s job for a new construction project involves fitting pipes and fixtures in the rest of the home as the walls and floors go into place. Depending on the size of the structure, this process could take varying amounts of time and visits from new construction plumbing contractors.
Because the types of fixtures, sizes, and brands will matter later when the future homeowners need repairs or replacement parts, we keep track of all this information. Therefore, if a plumbing issue comes up later, we can bring the needed parts with us to make the repair at once. Plus, we can see whether the equipment still qualifies for warranty coverage.
Need a New Construction Plumbing Contractor? Contact Plumbing Concepts
New construction plumbing is what we specialize in at Plumbing Concepts. While our contractors can also service plumbing issues in existing homes, most of these tasks are for homes in which we’ve installed the plumbing work in. These homes benefit from our careful recordkeeping that allows our plumbers to bring replacement parts with them on the initial visit for faster repairs.
For plumbing contractors to install components in new construction or repairs, contact us at Plumbing Concepts. With thousands of homeowners in Southern California satisfied by our work, we know that you will be happy with us, too.