Plumbing construction is one of the most important projects to take into account if you're building a new home. The following are eight mistakes that should be avoided when planning plumbing construction for a new home

Being unaware of water quality in your area

One of the first things you should do when planning the construction for new plumbing is research the water quality in your area. Researching water quality is important for determining if you need to have equipment like a full home water softener or filter installed along with your plumbing fixtures. 

Failing to have a shut-off valve installed in an easily accessible location

Having a main shut-off valve can help prevent catastrophic damage to your home and plumbing system in the event of an emergency. It's important to have the shut-off valve located in a place that will be easy to access in the event of an emergency. 

Using a design that doesn't centralize plumbing equipment in the basement or a utility closet

In any home, you're going to need to eventually have your plumbing fixtures maintained and repaired occasionally.

To make plumbing services faster and more convenient for both parties, it's important to have a plumbing design that centralizes plumbing fixtures in one area of your basement if you have a basement. If you don't have a basement, the next best option would be to centralize plumbing features in a utility closet. 

Neglecting to invest in eco-friendly fixtures

It will definitely pay off down the road if you invest in environmentally friendly, efficient plumbing fixtures. These fixtures could be slightly more expensive during a new plumbing installation, but they will lead to reduced utility bills over time so that you earn back your investment. 

Trying to handle plumbing fixture installation as a DIY project

It's best to leave the plumbing construction to the professionals. Even if you have some construction experience, plumbing work is complex and involves potential safety risks if you attempt to handle it as a DIY project. 

Overlooking permit requirements

When it comes to installing new plumbing fixtures in a home, it's necessary to acquire certain permits in most municipalities. Do your research on permit demands before your new plumbing construction project starts. 

Not having your sump pump empty out far enough away from your home's perimeter

A sump pump is essential for preventing water damage in the event of a flood. However, a sump pump needs to empty out far enough away from a home's perimeter to be effective at preventing standing water accumulation in a home. 

Being unaware of the advantages of a wet wall

Including a wet wall in the plumbing design of your new home can maximize plumbing efficiency. A wet wall is a moisture-resistant wall that houses the majority of a home's water and sewer lines.  

For more information about plumbing construction, contact a local plumber near you.