First Steps to Installing Your Plumbing System

While most people will call on a professional plumber in order to go about installing their plumbing or drainage system, there are those people out there that will attempt to do it for themselves. While this is a fairly large task ahead of them, they get a supreme amount of satisfaction when they have seen their job all the way through.

Plumbing Pipe

Plumbing Pipe

If you are one of these types of people that enjoy the thrill of doing things like this on your own, then there are a few things you should know about before you get started. These little tips will help you to make your plumbing job a success.

The very first thing you will need to do is contact your local building authority to make sure that you have all the permits that they will require for you to get your job done. This may seem a bit odd to some people, but there are rules and regulations that you have to go through in order to be able to add a drainage system and some types of plumbing.

The building authority will probably need to see a complete plan set or blueprint of all the remodeling that you are going to be doing. Once they have had a chance to go through everything, and you get your permits, you will be free to jump in with both hands and start getting to work on your new project.

Once you get started on your new system, you will have to have it inspected from time to time as you progress. This will make it easier for you to make sure that everything you are doing is up to code and that you won’t be getting any fines for having an unsafe system.

Each area is different so make sure you have everything you need taken care of ahead of time. Another good reason to have your system inspected as you are working on it is that if you do mess up, you won’t have to tear a bunch of things apart to fix it. The inspector will catch it before you are done and you can fix it right away without too much hassle on your part.

Now that you have all of your paperwork and inspections taken care of, it’s time to get all your supplies and materials that you are going to be needing in order and laid out, so that you can see how it’s all going to fit together.