Plumbing codes are there to help with keeping all of your plumbing within a specification that shouldn’t do any harm or damage anywhere, a little like building codes. Quite often, a violation of a plumbing code may not actually be that serious, it can normally be resolved quite quickly and efficiently.
We have tended to find that a good proportion of the plumbing code violations (in the domestic setting) come from remodels, especially when the homeowner tackles the work themselves. Let’s be clear about this – we aren’t suggesting that you shouldn’t tackle plumbing work, just that you should know the current standards and regulations before you tackle it. Take professional advice if needed, the guys at General Plumbing are always happy to talk through possible problems.
As we’ve already said, getting to know the codes and standards before starting any work is the best option; it could save you money, time and work should you get it wrong in the first place. Unsure where to even start? A quick internet search is as good a place as any.
Even if you think that there will never be any chance of infringing on a code, you should still consider how your plumbing works and what potential dangers there can be. As much as you may not believe it, the plumbing codes are there for safety, both in terms of yours and anybody coming into contact with your plumbing.
To find out more about plumbing codes, or to discuss a problem or remodel with a professional, talk to our experts at General Plumbing – always good old fashioned advice and customer service. Contact us online or call us at (561) 771-0086 to schedule an appointment.