As Clackamas, OR continues its major growth spurt and attracts new residents year over year, newly constructed office spaces, new and renovated homes, and municipal buildings will require state-of-the-art plumbing services and installation. According to OPB, the Clackamas region can expect to add one million people over the next 50 years.
Is Clackamas ready for that sort of explosion in urban growth and sprawl? Well, it’s coming whether this town is ready or not. If you’re looking to buy a new home in Clackamas or renovate your property, you should be aware of the steps it takes to plumb a new or renovated home.
New home plumbing process
Behind every new home is a well-planned strategy to successfully install piping, appliances, ventilation system and everything else the first time around. Here’s quick runthrough of what to expect if you’re a prospective homeowner looking to relocate to the Clackamas, OR area and into a new home:
- Rough-in plumbing: During this phase, drains are fitted for bathtubs and sinks that are set in the flooring. In addition, toilet flanges and pipes connected to the main water line are installed at this time.
- Large appliances: Large fixtures, including bathtubs and shower units, are usually set and placed because they’ll likely be too big to fit through doorways once the home’s walls are built.
- Water line connection: The home’s main water line actually splits into two lines once it reaches the home from the outside. One runs cold water, the other hot. Installing this type of system allows homeowners to easily shut off the water to the entire house if plumbing repairs need to be completed.
Plumbing services for home renovations
Plumbing renovations in older Clackamas homes are absolutely essential to ensure pipes don’t crack and leak, which could potentially cause thousands of dollars in water damage and expensive repairs. Here are some plumbing concerns you may need to address when renovating your home:
Aging fixtures: From leaking and running toilets to ancient water heaters, the home can have a lot of decades-old appliances and plumbing systems that simply need to be repaired or replaced. As a general rule, water heaters last about 10 years before they need to be replaced. Toilets, showers and tubs typically undergo normal wear-and-tear, including scratches, clogs and overworked pipes. Generally speaking, these fixtures can be repaired and maintained for decades to come if the homeowner decides to keep original bathroom appliances.
Out-of-date piping: Corroded pipes, leaking joints and galvanized supply piping are just some of the silent, yet serious plumbing issues that an old home can run into with little warning. Water damage caused by old, leaky pipes can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in only a few day’s time. Take care to investigate the condition of your home’s plumbing system and replace old pipes during renovations.
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From new construction plumbing to pipe repairs and appliance installation, Apollo Drain has the expertise to tackle any plumbing-based service you need to get your home or business back in working order.
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