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Three Phases of Plumbing Installation

The process of plumbing installation takes place in three distinct stages: The underground phase, the aboveground phase, and the finishing phase. 

1. Underground Phase

During this phase, our plumbers identify the connections from your home to the municipal system, which is necessary to determine entry and exit points for your own plumbing. The underground phase can begin after the basement foundation is in place. 

2. Aboveground Phase

Now it’s time for us to install your drains and vent points. The aboveground phase involves working inside your walls, ceilings, and floors. Be aware, the cutting involved with the aboveground phase can make this a messy part of the plumbing installation process. 

3. Finishing Phase

We’ll finish off the job by putting the fixtures in place — the sinks, the showers, the toilets, the dishwashers — any endpoint that the pipes will be connecting to. 

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Whether you’re building a new house or putting an addition onto an existing home, new plumbing installation is essential. You need plumbing that’s going to work well, and you certainly want a plumbing system that’s built to last. Top Notch Plumbing and Drain, LLC has spent over 14 years installing the best plumbing systems in homes and businesses. 

The Gilbert plumbing installation service experts at our office will help you understand the entire process from start to finish. Then, we’ll provide exceptional professionalism, attention to detail, and communication. 

Call us at (480) 526-9152 or contact us online today.

Three Types of Plumbing Systems

Plumbing systems can be broken down broadly into three different categories: Sanitary drainage, potable water, and storm water drainage. 

1. Sanitary Drainage

When you do the laundry, use the bathroom, or put leftover food down the garbage disposal, the waste must be distributed into the municipal sewer system. The sanitary drainage system, which includes your sewer line, is what carries waste away. 

2. Potable Water System

Drinking water throughout the day is important to avoid dehydration. Your potable water system is what makes that happen. 

3. Storm Water Drainage

Your gutters take water away from the house during a heavy rain, but the storm water drainage system is what ensures that water makes it all the way into the main municipal sewer. 

All three of these systems must work together to ensure you’re getting clean water and protecting your property from damage. 

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Five Types of Piping

It goes without saying that your plumbing system is composed of pipes, and different pipes serve different purposes. 

1. PVC Pipe

Short for polyvinyl chloride, PVC pipes are used for drains and vents. It’s the kind of piping that is commonly found underneath sinks, and they are built to withstand high levels of water pressure. Their smooth interiors protect against buildup, meaning they are less likely to succumb to blockages. 

2. PEX Pipe

PEX pipes are used to supply water. The challenge with PEX pipe design is that they must be durable enough to handle pressure; yet, they must also be flexible, as PEX piping is often woven through walls, ceilings, and basements. Precision in design is paramount. 

3. Rigid Copper Pipe

Rigid copper pipes are used to distribute water within the home and are often found in bathrooms. The strength of the copper means this type of piping is durable. Copper is also comparatively easy to cut and resists corrosion well. 

4. ABS Pipe

Short for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, ABS piping is used for vent and drain lines. It’s similar to the PVC pipe, but softer. Their strength is resistance to cold. We’ll make sure your piping will meet the demands of the weather. 

5. Flexible Type Connection

The flexible connections are also the final connections. They’re the last plumbing link to toilets, sinks, water heaters, and other appliances. 

Types of pipes we haven’t mentioned are galvanized steel and cast iron. While they are still in older homes and may require repair, they aren’t often used in new construction. 

 

Top Notch Plumbing and Drain, LLC will be with you every step of the way. We’re here to give you both a professional job and a real understanding of what we’re doing and why. We’ve served Gilbert and the East Valley for over 14 years. We understand the importance of good communication and attention to detail.

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