Whether you're building a residential or commercial building, new construction projects are always exciting. They're full of possibilities, hopes, and plans for the future, and they mark the beginning of a special journey.

Unfortunately, they can also be extremely taxing, no matter how experienced the builder is. There are plans to draw up, contractors to hire, and inspections to have completed. One of those experts that you'll need to hire is a plumber (or a plumbing contractor), as they'll be the one in charge of your plumbing construction. They'll work hand in hand with the general contractor to get your job done.

But what do they do?

Map out the Piping

Most plumbers are adept at laying out the plans for a new plumbing construction. Depending on the plans, they'll be able to plan the best path for the pipes and can even consult on the most energy efficient setup. If you're planning on a more complex setup, like a multi-level building, you'll most likely need to hire a plumbing contractor since they're the ones that are most familiar with the codes and regulations concerning those types of structures.

Install Sewer and Gas Lines

Plumbers aren't only responsible for the water lines in the house; they're also usually called upon to lay the sewer and gas lines. These are much more complex than water lines and require special tools and experience - not to mention licenses - to install. Plumbers will be responsible for coordinating with the city and other houses in the area to hook up the gas and sewer lines to the main hubs and to install the connection points to various points inside the house.

Set Up Shutoff Valves

No matter what kind of construction project you're planning on building, your building will need some kind of shutoff valves in case of emergency and repairs. Usually they're located underneath sinks and next to toilets, but there might also be shutoff valves located next to the sprinkler system, in addition to the main shutoff valve next to the street. Plumbers will be able to install valves in these locations, which need to be convenient enough to access but hidden enough that they won't get in the way.

Consult on Fixtures

Did you know that plumbers also double as interior designers? Well, maybe not technically, but they can provide guidance to the owner and builder as to the best fixtures to install through the structure, whether that's for design purposes or to find the most energy efficient units. Their industry knowledge is essential to making sure that the final product ends up the best possible version it can be.

To learn more, contact a resource like Legacy Plumbing Inc