A healthy plumbing network can keep your home safe and secure from infections and diseases. The initial piping foundations have to be extensive and cover the entire house. You may have to draw extended pipes from the existing ones when you want to expand your home. Keeping a distance and insulating the gap between water pipes and drainage pipes can eliminate the possibility of leaks and damages. Keeping the electric lines at a safe distance can protect the house from fire and other risks.
Prior to building my new home, I had prepared bigger plans for the interior and exterior designs. Being an interior designer, I had all the greatest and the most innovative ideas for my living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and the laundry room. I gave my designs to the architect and the construction engineer. They were pleased to see innovative design patterns and structures. Then they asked me about the plumbing plan. Oh! That was something which I had missed. I had no knowledge also.
Then we had to take the help of a professional plumber who had many years of experience in designing and installing the networks. He was good in water pipes, drains, and sewage pipes. He wanted to know how and where I wanted the cesspool to be. He also wanted to how the design of a few other connections.
- Cold water pipes
- Hot water pipes
- Natural gas pipes
- Venting pipes
- Drain pipes
- Supply pipes, etc
Then he gave a complete design, which consisted of all these components and more. The main drain started from the vent stack and passed through the walls between bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, boiler room, toilets, and other rooms with the drain outlet. He had marked the water supply pipe from the municipal supply which eventually branched into all the rooms where water was required.
The fixture installation design was equally impressive. He had studied the blueprint and planned the installations in an optimized way. Connections to the following fixtures were designed to conserve water and energy.
- Water heater
- Faucets and taps on the sinks, washbasins, and water fountains
- Appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, steam cookers, etc
- Hot water fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom
- Water pipes to toilets, bathtubs, etc
The distance between the drain and water pipe was distinct and practical. He had clearly marked the gas and power line locations and directions within the house interiors and exteriors. The entire system looked safe and practical.
The most impressive aspect was the design and construction plan for the cesspool. The distance between the house and the cesspool was optimum for balancing the flow rate and fluid pressure within the networks.
I have been living in the house for many years now. I have not faced any big issues apart from regular maintenance and part replacements. Now, I have realized the importance of professional plumbers and cesspool specialists to keep my home hygienic and healthy with a vibrant plumbing network.