Plumbing Considerations to Keep in Mind When Planning a Home Addition

Are you interested in increasing or changing the layout of your home?  Perhaps, you would like to add a second story with a new bathroom, or maybe you would like to finish your basement.  Well, before you jump into your exciting, new project, there are a few things that you should consider.  You might think that it’s all going to be a cinch picking out themed décor and cool, modern designs and fixtures, but what you should be thinking about is your plumbing situation and how a home addition might affect your entire system.  

You see, as simple as it may seem, the truth is that you can’t cut any corners when it comes to plumbing extensions.  When all of those new parts start to arrive for installation, you are going to need a professional plumber to safely and securely integrate your systems.  Otherwise, you will surely be paying for it later!  So, to avoid any hassle, let’s take a closer look at some of the things that you should consider before getting started on your add-on:

Building Codes & Experience

When it comes to remodels and add-ons, the work ahead will require a professional plumbing service.  You want a professional on your side, not only to ensure that the job gets done correctly, but to ensure that it is done legally, efficiently, and according to Illinois plumbing and building codes.  You want someone who has been in the industry for a while who you can trust.  They should be experienced, particularly, in the likes of new construction, remodeling and retrofitting.  

That’s where our team, here at Tritan Plumbing, comes in.  We are your trusted advisors, and we’re ready to help you take on your home improvement projects.  Our extensive experience with integrating systems will ensure that your job gets done right, the first time.  We know which permits are required to get the job done, and we know how to get it done according to your local plumbing codes and regulations.  


In order to get the job done right, you will want to invest in high-quality, high-efficiency parts.  Trust us; this investment up-front will pay off in the long run.  For example, some pipe materials make more noise than others.  It’s important to choose materials that meet your needs and desires, but it’s also important to choose the right materials that will last for years to come.  Take some time to do a little research on the front-end about your options before you start building to save both time and money.  This is also the time to ask your trusted plumber for advice.  Find out what their top picks are for quality parts and materials, as well as their opinion on how to best layout your additional plumbing.  

Size & Location

Once you’ve got all of your well-researched materials together and your trusted, professional ready to go, double check all of your measurements!  It should go without saying, but when it comes to integrating systems, proper size is everything.  If the fixtures don’t fit together, it just won’t work.  The same goes for placement.  Your second story fixtures should align with, or be able to align with, your already existing lines.  While design is important, the location of your plumbing fixtures will actually impact the comfort and function of your home.  You should plan for things like, water flow rates, what size water heater you’ll need for your new system, how and where your draining systems will flow, as well as what the best overall lay out for your new floor plan will be.        

When you’re ready to move forward with your new home addition, Tritan Plumbing is here for you!  We can help you decide what the best plan of action will be for your new layout, how to get the best materials, install your new plumbing system efficiently, and we can help you do it all within regulations.  Our team of professionals will proudly take on your plumbing redesign with the absolute best customer service and care!   


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