What You Need to Know About Plumbing, Electric, and HVAC


Raise your hand if you like having working toilets. We like them too. This is why, at Eclipse Building Corp., we understand the importance of having good dynamics between the teams working plumbing, electric, and HVAC during a construction or renovation project.

Electricity: First things first: Always prioritize the workers’ safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has plenty of information about conductor installation, voltage, current capacity, labeling equipment, and working clearances. Following these specifications is essential to prevent fires, explosions, and/or electrocution. Nobody wants to start a project with a tragedy. When hiring a contractor, make sure they are in compliance with all Department of Labor and OSHA specifications.

Plumbing: Potable water and elimination of human waste: The two most basic needs of any civilized society. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tanks should have an overflow capacity, and pressure vessels should have release valves. WHO also warns about additional plumbing precautions that are necessary in locations where food is processed, such as restaurants and warehouses.

HVAC: For you non-construction people, this means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. You’re welcome. The safety and functionality requirements will vary according to climate and humidity levels. The last thing you need in a balmy environment like Florida is mold, so take precautions such as replacing your air filters every three months, and regularly inspecting ducts.

All of these elements have to work cohesively to ensure that your construction or renovation project runs smoothly. Therefore, it’s important to coordinate their installations together. This will allow them to foresee any potential issues and correct them as the project moves forward, instead of waiting for the… chocolate pudding to hit the fan once everything is completed.

At Eclipse Building Corp., we make sure that everything works the way it’s supposed to. Contact us and let’s discuss how we can make your vision a reality. We’ll be happy to help.