Manufactured homes are constructed under different standards that site built homes, and fall under different regulations. As a result, the differences include those in the plumbing system. It may be difficult to find a plumber in Fort Worth willing to provide plumbing services to a manufactured home. The reason is a matter of personal opinion. Some plumbers find them more difficult to work on, while others consider them easier. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth provides licensed plumbers for residential, commercial and manufactured home plumbing.
Manufactured homes are intended to be affordable, and due to this, materials may be on the lower end of quality, although numerous manufacturers have improved their product substantially since the 1990’s. Furthermore, you have the option of ordering a home to your specifications, rather than purchasing one on the lot. You can order upgrades in insulation, windows, cabinets, and plumbing to name a few. Two advantages of this method include receiving high quality plumbing, and full size bath fixtures. Remember, you have to specify the upgrades to receive them.
The subflooring of manufactured homes may be especially vulnerable to water leaks. This is due to the common use of OSB rather than plywood. However, it should be stated that a large number of contractors now use the same material in the construction of site built homes. Always specify plywood, preferably ¾ inch.
Quality plywood will stand up to the occasional leak caught quickly, OSB will not. No wood product will tolerate a water leak for long, and this is one reason why water leaks in any home require prompt plumbing repair by a plumber in Fort Worth regardless of the type of structure.
Water lines typically come up through the floor in manufactured homes, in contrast to site built homes where the plumbing is typically in the walls. This has no effect on function and is an aesthetic issue only in specific fixtures that may leave the plumbing exposed to view. A Benjamin Franklin plumber can provide a solution for this issue.
In addition, manufactured homes typically have few or no drain clean-outs. Whereas, site built homes typically have two to three. When provided in the manufacture home, they will typically be located under the kitchen sink and a clean-out in the main drain line. However, there is no reason to worry, an Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide drain cleaning with or without clean outs.
Manufactured homes offer unique challenges for plumbing installation and repair. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can handle the challenges, and provides professional plumbing services, and first quality materials.
Our plumbers provide expertise for manufactured home plumbing repairs, and can provide the plumbing installation and gas line repair and service with the same care we use for all of our plumbing services.
Homeowners can count on a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumber in Fort Worth to deliver the highest level of service for all of your plumbing needs. Your satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Give us a call today for your manufactured home plumbing repairs and installations.