3 Things You Need to Know About Plumbing Before Your New Construction Project

According to the news, new home construction is beginning to pick up this year. CNN Money reports that 2012 new home construction is starting strong, which is great news for the economy, and that makes it great news for our customers here in the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky areas.

If you’re one of the families planning on building a new home this year, there are a few things you should know about plumbing before your project begins. First, you may not want to use the same plumber who has handled repairs in your home to do the new construction plumbing, if they’re a small firm that specializes in service or repair plumbing work. New construction plumbing is very different, with different challenges. If you use a handyman for plumbing repair work, it’s not even a possibility--installations require working with local codes and also require a licensed plumber. Another thing to consider is that the plumbing contractor will need to be flexible enough to schedule around the other trades, and it’s best if they have a good working relationship with your general contractor and the draftsman or architect designing the plumbing system (if applicable). New home construction means tying in to the local water and sewer or septic system, which means a lot of paperwork; you’ll need someone with experience handling these items, and good back office support.

Don’t trust your new home’s plumbing to just any plumbing contractor! When it comes to new home construction projects, call Dauenhauer, at any hour. We have the new construction plumbing installation experience to do the job right.