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Rough-in plumbing in chicago: what you should know

“Rough-in” is a term that can be applied to a number of the trades, but it’s usually associated with the middle steps/stages of installing either plumbing or electrical services.  The term connotes the phase after much of the piping/wiring has been laid, but before the fixtures and finishing touches have been fully completed.

Venting is another in-between term, though it’s directly associated with the plumbing process more than anything else.  It refers mainly to the installation of air vents and valves that help keep water running smooth and quiet.  These vents also make sure any fumes from the plumbing/other areas of the house get carried outside.

These two terms and stages are interlinked, and should be observed carefully, whether they’re being done by the homeowner or a professional.  Failure to pay attention and lay proper groundwork with these steps could result in big and possibly expensive problems in the future.

Why should I care about rough-in plumbing?

Rough-in is a critical stage

Rough-in helps lay the groundwork for much of the home plumbing system, so it’s very, very important that, whether it’s the homeowner doing their plumbing and venting work, or a licensed professional from Parks’ Plumbing & Sewer, Inc., careful attention is paid to every step of the process.  Messing up the initial stages of a plumbing job can lead to big consequences down the road.

Venting is a complicated job

There are a number of different types of venting jobs and many types of vents, such as:

  • The true vent.

  • The re-vent pipe.

  • The common vent.

  • The loop vent.

Each one of these vents involve different installation and maintenance procedures, and they usually require a skilled and professional plumber who knows what they’re doing.  As a whole, the process is definitely not something to be taken lightly.

Chicago homeowners are advised, for this specific procedure, to contact their local plumbing experts to make sure the job is done well enough so they don’t have to worry in the future.

Other Rough-In Procedures

A rough-in isn’t just its own singular event—there’s a lot that can actually go on during it.

Whether it’s venting, testing, inspection, minor installation, and/or other prep work for the final stage, it pays for homeowners to stay up-to-date of what’s going on during the rough-in.   It never hurts to know how certain parts of the home’s plumbing systems were assembled to help make future maintenance and service a bit easier and quicker.

Reliable rough-in services from Parks' Plumbing & Sewer

Rough-in and venting services are one small step in attending to a home or business’ plumbing needs.   Afterward comes annual maintenance check-ups, regular testing, and emergency services that are available when you need them.

We’ve been doing this for almost fifty years, and we’re proud to deliver our customers a valuable service with honest, hard-working, professional licensed plumbers who go above and beyond what’s expected. 

 In fact, as a testament to our commitment and craft, we designed and built our own backwater flood control valve—the Parks’ ‘DOUBLE GUARD’ VALVE—which, in forty years of installation, has a success rate of over 99%.  Our valves are all metal, with a cast iron housing and stainless steel parts.  Other companies use a galvanized metal box with plastic parts and Styrofoam pieces.  You definitely don’t want any plastic parts in a valve with that kind of pressure, especially not one that’s supposed to keep your house safe from City Sewer backup.

So, if you’re looking to start that plumbing project, or you need some help getting on top of a problem that’s gotten out of hand, give us a call and smile today—we’re on our way!

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