Aug 18, 2018

Plumbing Installation for Outdoor Structures

Are you thinking of adding a sink to your backyard workshop? Interested in creating a state of the art outdoor kitchen? Do you have plans for a guest house or In Law Suit with a bathroom and kitchen? Plumbing installation for outdoor structures can be just as complex as getting new pipes for an entire home. It’s for this reason that many homeowners choose to keep their ambitious projects on the backburner. However, if you’re ready to make your dreams come true, then let the certified plumbers at Mr. Rooter of Atlanta help make it happen. We are excited to offer new plumbing installation in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs and surrounding neighborhoods. Here are a few suggestions that can help your outdoor plumbing project run smoothly. 

Start with a Detailed Plan

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail, or so the old saying goes. This is good advice, especially when taking on a home improvement project large enough to require new plumbing installation. It’s important to understand exactly what type of fixtures you will need for your outdoor structure, and where you’ll need it to be. If you’ve hired an architect or contractor, they can provide detailed plans, showing exactly where your pipes should be located. However, if you’re planning to do it yourself, you’ll may want to make accurate blueprints yourself to help keep your project well organized and successful long term. 

Make Sure You’re Following Plumbing Codes and Regulations 

The most important part of beginning a new plumbing installation is to understand codes and regulations. There are rules that must be followed at the national, state, county and city level. Do your research ahead of time to ensure that you say compliant with the law. Otherwise, you may have to start over from scratch and pay a large fine. 

Drain Lines and Supply Lines

Next, you’ll have to connect your supply lines to your home’s plumbing system and the drain line to your sewer or septic tank.  Make sure the sewer lines are set at an incline, and that the structure itself is at the right height to allow for proper flow. 

Installing a Water Heater

If your plumbing addition requires hot water, you’ll also need to install a water heater. Small workshops, backyard office spaces and tiny guest units may not need a large water heater tank. Consider purchasing a small 6-gallon water heater or tankless unit, as it will take up much less space. 

Choosing Your Fixtures

When establishing your budget, be sure to choose your fixtures ahead of time. While installation costs are a relatively large investment, people are often shocked at how much the cost of their projects rise after installing the sink, shower stalls, faucets, toilets and other plumbing components. If you know exactly which items you’ll be purchasing, you can stay organized and on task from start to finish. 

Winterizing

Outdoor kitchens, garden sheds, workshops and guest houses are usually more exposed to weather conditions than your home. Be sure to take extra precautions to insulate and properly winterize your pipes. Failing to do so could cause your plumbing system to fracture, requiring extensive repairs and property damage. 

Need New Plumbing Installation in Atlanta, GA or a Nearby City? Call Mr. Rooter 

Are you ready to install a plumbing system for your backyard structure? Avoid the stress and hire the team of experienced certified plumbers at Mr. Rooter of Atlanta, Georgia. Call today for more information or to make an appointment. 



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