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New home construction and remodeling are on the rise in Mesa, AZ. With construction and remodeling comes the need to find a good plumbing service. New build construction has risen every year for the last five years. With so many new homes and homes being remodeled this means a rising demand for Plumbing Service.
Installing new plumbing offers you many benefits. The latest technology and techniques in plumbing have vastly improved over the last ten years. When you’re starting out from scratch you have the opportunity to take full advantage of these technologies and techniques in use by Plumbing Services. Did you know that these new technologies can save you money? In fact, customers of new plumbing are saving a combined $16.2 billion each year due to new and improved, and efficient plumbing systems offered to today’s consumers.
If you have a new build or are looking to upgrade your plumbing system, here’s what you should be aware of when plumbing a house from scratch.
Your clean water pipes will enter your home with a psi ranging from 50 to 60 psi from your water supply line. Your dirty and unclean water will be pulled down your drainage pipes by gravity, to exit your home to the sewer system. Your pipes these days are made of better materials than in the past. Many homeowners take advantage of new PVC and PEX piping systems. These pipes last a lifetime. PVC and PEX are both forms of plastic piping and plastic piping options are cheaper than metal pipe options. However, copper piping is still a viable option and will last a lifetime. Your local Plumbing Service can help you choose the best options for your particular needs and build. You want to keep in mind longevity, you want pipes that will last the lifetime of your home or business.
Your Plumbing Fixtures
Your plumbing fixtures are arguably one of the most important parts of your plumbing system. If you are doing a new build, you want to ensure that your plumbing fixtures are installed by a licensed Plumbing Service in Mesa, AZ before you finish the interior. This includes your tubs, showers, and sinks, as they are much easier to install when your doors and walls have yet to be finished. Today you can choose from a wide variety of plumbing fixtures from multi-function shower heads with wide sprays and massage sprays to whirlpool tubs equipped with whirlpool faucets. The sky’s the limit, use your imagination to design your dream bathroom and kitchen plumbing system! One note about quality when it comes to plumbing fixtures, you will want to choose fixtures that have metal internal parts, not plastic internal mechanical working parts. This is because the metal parts will hold up longer when it comes to internal mechanical working parts. The highest-quality fixtures will be made of brass as these last the longest. Brass also requires the least amount of care.
Septic Tanks and Sewer Lines
This is one of the most complicated parts of your plumbing system. One of the most important things is to determine exactly what size septic tank you are going to require. Your local Plumbing Service can help you with this if you’re at a loss as to what septic tank size to choose from. One way your local plumbing service determines this is by the number of bedrooms present in the new build. Septic tanks are important as they separate solid waste from liquid waste. The septic tank even breaks down the solid waste, but this creates gases that need to be properly vented for your safety.
Plumbing for a home is a complicated matter as you can see. Every home, remodeling project, and new build has its own unique set of special logistical considerations. Let’s examine some other aspects of plumbing for a new build.
The Main Stack
The main plumbing stack of your home has two special and vital functions for your home. It may also be called a drain-waste-vent or DWV. Your main stack will carry your home’s waste to either the public sewer or your septic system, depending on what system you use. Your main stack will also vent hazardous plumbing gases outside of your home. Your main stack is pretty much the main artery of your home’s drainage system. Your main stack takes away waste from your sinks, drains, and toilets. Main stacks come in three parts, the vent stack, the drain stack, and the soil stack which is everything below your lowest fixtures and connects to your sewer lines. If you’re doing a new build you want your main stack to run uninterruptedly. Your main stack will run from your basement if you have one all the way to your roof. The main stack is usually between 3 and 4 inches in diameter. You will want to consult your local Plumbing Service about choosing the best material for your main stack as this is one of the most important aspects of your entire plumbing system.
Drains and Vents
The next important aspect of your plumbing system is your drains and your vents. Your drain and vent pipes should be between 1 and 1.5″ in diameter. You also want your pipes to slant at 1/4″ per foot in order to drain correctly. You will also need a trap installed in every fixture to catch water and to prevent toxic gases from entering your home. Every fixture will require venting, but fixtures within five feet of the main stack can be wet vented, allowing both air and water to pass through. Your trusted local Mesa, AZ plumbing service can help you with the design aspects this poses.
If you have any questions regarding a new build plumbing system or any plumbing design issues or questions do not hesitate to call the experts at Schroeder Plumbing, we can assist you in every aspect of a new build or any plumbing remodeling issues you may have!