Designing Your New Home's Plumbing System

Building a home is an exciting experience that allows you to design the perfect space suited to your lifestyle and your preferences. During the construction of any new property in Spanish Fork, the design and installation of the plumbing system will play a key role in the outcome of this project. Working together with your professional plumber to create a plumbing system that is efficient and convenient will increase the value of your finished home and help you enjoy the daily comfort you expect without high water bills.

The Basics of Home Plumbing Design

There are several factors that play a role in the ultimate design of your home’s plumbing. First and foremost, you and your plumber will need to obey all local building and water codes to ensure your plumbing system is safe and efficient. All new homes must pass a plumbing inspection once the initial system is laid out, called roughing in, before the walls, flooring, ceilings, and other finishes can be added. The size and layout of your home will also influence your plumbing system’s design; in some cases, it is beneficial to group all the rooms in your home that will need plumbing in a central location, which can help you save on materials to reduce costs and improve water pressure if you are constructing a home in an area with naturally low water pressure. Finally, your personal preferences and lifestyle needs will direct your plumbing design in may ways, helping you to choose the number of bathrooms, showers, sinks, and appliance hookups you’ll need in your plumbing system. If you have a large family or a large home, installing two water heaters in tandem or opting for point-of-use water heaters in some locations could also improve your everyday convenience and comfort.

Common Home Plumbing Layouts

There are three common layouts for the plumbing systems installed in most homes today. The trunk and branch layout consists of a single primary water delivery pipe, which branches out to supply water to the various hookups and fixtures in your home. This type of system can supply consistent high-pressure water to at least one fixture—the fixture at the end of the main pipe—and is a simple design that can reduce the cost of installation and materials. Home-run layouts use the water heater as a central focus, then supply water to each fixture via a branch-like system. This type of layout offers even water pressure throughout your home and can reduce hot water waiting times for less waste and greater convenience. Finally, the remote manifold layout acts as a combination of the home-run and trunk and branch systems, extending several main trunk lines from your water heater, rather than an individual pipe for each hookup. This can reduce the number of pipe fittings needed and still maintain fast hot water delivery for the performance you want.

Are you ready to get started on a new home in Utah? We offer comprehensive plumbing services that include new build plumbing installation in Spanish Fork, UT, to help you create a sustainable, efficient, and comfortable home that you and your family will enjoy for decades to come. You can learn more about plumbing design and the latest advancements in plumbing technology on our blog , or explore our full range of plumbing services, solutions, and products on our website .
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