Your Plumber's Role in Your New Home Construction

Carlos Bowman

When building a new construction, it's tempting to cut corners to save time and money, but your plumber is a vital member of your team. He or she will do much more than simply run water lines and install tubs and toilets. Your plumber can be your best friend from day one if you let them. These are just a few of the jobs your plumber can simplify for you on a new construction project.

Room Layout

Your plumber is the best person to consult when you're considering how and where to place the sinks and dishwashers in the kitchen and the tubs, toilets, and showers in the bath. Your plumbing needs to make sense, with the water-using appliances and fixtures located sensibly along that path. Avoiding awkward placement of cabinetry and excessive travel to get from one appliance to another has a huge bearing on how well your house flows. If the flow is off, you could end up hating your new, expensive home. Even worse -- you could have trouble selling it when the time comes. Trust a plumber to help you make good decisions when it comes to the placement of major features in kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms. 


Is copper plumbing really necessary in your new construction? Or will CPVC work just as well for a fraction of the cost? Your plumber is the person to ask. You may not know that copper is exceptionally durable, lightweight, and resistant to corrosion, but your plumber will. They'll also be able to tell you about the benefits and drawbacks of using CPVC -- chlorinated polyvinyl chloride -- in your home's plumbing. Using this material to pipe your home gives you higher energy efficiency and quieter water flow, but unless you ask a plumber, you may never understand the differences. 


A licensed and experienced plumber can take a look at a blueprint of your new kitchen or bath and instantly see whether the design works. If the water isn't flowing correcting into your new toilet tank, your plumber will know why. If there's a sewage smell in your cellar once the septic connection is made, they'll know how to find out what's wrong. Doing the digging and excavating before the expensive new floors go in will save you big money on your new home construction.

You want everything in your new home to work the way it should. You want your rooms to flow comfortably. And you want fixture- and appliance-placement that are both energy efficient and attractive. Your plumber, one like Aaron & Son, can help. Never underestimate their importance.