Getting to Know Your New Home Plumbing System

Your new home’s plumbing system is one of the most important parts of any house. It plays an essential role in keeping your home running smoothly, so it’s important to understand how your plumbing system works and what you can do to maintain it over time. 

To help you out, here are some tips on getting to know your new home plumbing system, including the potential problems that can arise if you don’t take care of it properly and how to avoid those problems from happening in the first place. 

Determining the best Plumbing System for your home

A qualified plumbing expert, like Bulldog Rooter, will help you choose a plumbing system that’s right for your home and family. If you're planning to stay in your current home, it's good to learn as much as possible about your existing plumbing system, such as its age and efficiency. You may be able to get that information from an inspection report or records at a local building department. After all, you'll want your new pipes to last at least as long as—if not longer than—your current pipes! 

Installing a Hot Water Heater

Hot water tanks come in different sizes, and need to be installed by professionals. If you don’t know what you’re doing, hiring a professional is a good idea. But if you know how to read directions and have some basic plumbing knowledge, installing your hot water tank yourself can save money. Here are some tips for getting it done. To install a new home hot water system: First determine where you want to install your hot water tank. You want to make sure that it’s positioned so that there will be easy access to both inlet and outlet valves. Make sure that room temperature won’t affect its functioning—if your pipes are located behind walls or under floors, consult with an expert before making any rash decisions about installation locations—and make sure that air flow will stay consistent around pipes at all times.

After deciding on a location, clean out dirt from beneath the tub ledge using a putty knife. This is important because not doing so could lead to structural problems later on down the road due to too much weight on one side of your home plumbing system.

Installing Indoor Plumbing Fixtures

Indoor plumbing fixtures like sink, showers, tubs and toilets are a lot easier to install in a new home than they are in an older home. But how do you choose which one will be best for your space? It all comes down to planning. In order to make sure your indoor plumbing fixtures fit perfectly into your space, plan ahead of time by sketching out exactly where each fixture will go. 

Preventative Maintenance

The best way to keep your home plumbing system running smoothly is through consistent preventative maintenance. It’s not just about checking to make sure all your faucets are running correctly—it’s also about protecting yourself from expensive surprises down the road. The problem is that most people don’t know how or when to do preventative maintenance for their plumbing system, so they end up trying to troubleshoot issues when something actually breaks.

What to do if you have problems with your new home plumbing system?

The first thing to do if you have problems with your new home plumbing system is check any valves that may be connected to your pipes. Make sure they’re all completely open, not just partially. The same goes for faucets; if a valve is stuck, water may not be able to get through. If you think something’s wrong, call in a professional plumber as soon as possible to diagnose and repair any problems with your pipes or valves. 


Many homeowners decide to upgrade their home’s plumbing system for a variety of reasons. No matter your motives, it is essential that you understand how your new plumbing system works and how to operate it properly. If you are having trouble operating or maintaining your new plumbing system, contact your contractor immediately and get back on track with better home functionality!

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