Plumbing Tips To Consider If You Are Building A New Home
Those who are preparing to build a new home may wish to consider a few useful tips on how to make any home more efficient in terms of the plumbing and appliance placement. For example, consider placing the water heater as well as the furnace in a secure location in the basement. If there is no basement it may be better to place the furnace and water heater in a dedicated location on the main floor of the house.
Water Shut-Off Valve
Always make sure that there is an aluminum drain pan underneath the water heater and that the drain pan is plumbed in such a way that it drains to the sewer system. Equally important is to make sure that if a home has a crawlspace, that the main water shut off valve is accessible from a location within the house. Today most homes have crawlspaces with the water shut-off valve underneath the house. This makes the water valve inaccessible and can cause a problem if there is a water leak somewhere throughout the house.
Excellent Selling Feature
Another great idea is to always have a new home plumbed for a water softener. This is a good idea even if you do not plan on purchasing a water softener or installing and using one. Keep in mind that this could be an excellent selling feature down the road if you choose to market your house for sale. Best of all, the installation of a water softener is easy, convenient and affordable. Finally, talk with your contractor or plumber to determine which type of pipes would be best for your home. From copper to vinyl, all types of pipes are available today. Contact Cardinal Plumbing & Leak Detection today for Houston plumbing with a proven record.