Well-designed plumbing systems not only improve your plumbing’s efficiency, they help you cut costs as well. An inefficient plumbing system not only generates unnecessary expense, it can also cause damage to your building’s structures. At LKPB Engineers, we structure your plumbing system to provide maximum efficiency. Whether you’re updating an existing system or designing from the ground up, our experts can recommend the most cost-effective systems. We provide comprehensive analysis and design to ensure your plumbing system operates at maximum efficiency. Think you may need a plumbing update? Here are common plumbing design mistakes costing you money:


Poor System Layout

Your building’s plumbing layout plays a critical role in its efficiency. A well-designed plumbing layout should minimize system losses, optimize flow rate, and allow water to move through pipelines efficiently. The most efficient layouts allow water to move in a straight line toward its destination. If your system is bogged down by twists and turns, it requires extra pressure to keep water moving. A comprehensive analysis of your building’s plumbing design can determine rerouting options to improve water flow.


Inefficient Flow Rate

Adequate flow rate is a critical component when it comes to efficient plumbing design. In fact, building code requires that all sanitary fixtures comply with certain standards. Low water pressure can result in poor flow rate, while excessive water pressure causes waste and increases costs. Through flow rate analysis, we are able to determine existing issues with your building’s flow rate. Optimizing water pressure and system design will result in adequate flow that complies with city building code and saves you money.


Pipe Materials

Choosing the right plumbing materials for your facility is as important as the plumbing design itself. Certain materials are designed to improve flow, regulate temperature and control pressure. When materials are not taken into consideration, your chances of unnecessary wear and tear on your plumbing system are increased. This may result in leaks, pressure abnormalities and sustainability issues. Selecting the proper materials will ensure that your facility conserves energy and optimizes functionality. Our experts can help you determine which materials are best suited for your unique situation.


Hazardous Backflow

Water coming into your facility should be one-directional. When it’s not, this is called backflow. Without proper backflow protection, you risk contaminating your building’s potable water supply. Not only does this pose a serious health risk, it creates the potential for system damage and expensive repairs. Our experts at LKPB design a system complete with backflow protection components. This ensures your water is safe for public use and your pipes remain free of corrosion.


Commercial Plumbing Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Efficient plumbing design from LKPB can save you the hassle of costly waste and expensive repairs. Whether you’re looking to optimize your existing plumbing or install a custom-designed system, our experts are here to help. Our team of LEED engineers provides custom design and installation services for business owners in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota. To schedule a consultation, call us at 612-540-5000, or you can message us on our contact page.