There’s a lot to think of when you’re planning a renovation of a kitchen or bathroom, but did you think to consult a plumber? Even if you’re planning on doing the majority of the renovation work yourself to cut down on costs, there are still some areas where the expertise of a professional is necessary.
Regardless of whether it is HVAC maintenance or plumbing repairs, technicians or professional plumbers will always visit your home for providing assistance and help. With the fact that so many people are considering a renovation of their kitchen and bathroom, the requirement for a professional plumber can never be forgotten. Most often, it’s either the kitchen or the bathroom which makes the most sense for a renovation project because of the use the space gets. Given the fact that these two rooms are essential for the convenience and comfort of the entire home, remodeling should be done with utmost care.
Is there any point in being appealing aesthetically when it can’t be functional?
In the majority of renovations, plumbing plays a vital role, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. Plumbing is the key foundation system based on which all other parts of renovation are built, so getting it right is crucial to avoid further complications down the line.
Blunders inside the kitchen
When you opt for remodeling your kitchen, there are a plethora of design choices like flooring, cupboards and countertops and this is why most homeowners get waylaid while deciding on the amenities and finishes rather than thinking of the layout basics.
The plumbing configuration will all depend on the place where you fit the sink, refrigerator and dishwasher. One of the most common problems is when the homeowner doesn’t realize that the sink has an impact on the installation of new cabinets or the way in which the sink can fit it properly. The new cabinet style is in, but the sink you prefer might not fit in.
Inside the bathroom, each individual fixture, the bath, toilet, sink or shower is dependent on accurate plumbing to perform optimally and to be compatible with all the remaining fixtures. One of the most common issues in the bathroom is when the owner thinks the toilet can be shifted easily.
Though you may think toilets are light weight and they can be changed position, even a change of a few inches will be deemed to be a huge plumbing change. You will soon get to know that the hole beneath the toilet will create the biggest challenge!
A long-term build-up of hair, grease, sludge and debris can affect the sewer line after a while, causing issues such as gurgling noises in your toilet, a bath or shower that take ages to drain (or in worst cases, fail to drain at all) and a lack of water in your toilet. All of these issues can be related to the sewer line and need dealing with before you put a new bathroom suite in, otherwise the sewer line repair cost could get even higher.
What are the reasons to call a plumber?
Before embarking on a kitchen or a bathroom remodel, take a close look at every possible challenge before starting. Although there may be a lot of work than you can confidently do yourself, there are some jobs that need to be handled by a plumber. Some of the top reasons to call a plumber include:
- Having pipes properly installed. When pipes aren’t installed properly, you could experience sudden and unanticipated damage to the plumbing system of your home
- The expertise that a plumber shows in relocating the pipes and installing appliances and fixtures will minimize downtime of the pipes
- Projects which include building permits are perfectly handled by an expert plumber
So, if you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, make sure you call a plumber who can give you the best suggestions on the dos and don’ts and provide a quote for the work they’ll need to carry out on your behalf.
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We consulted a plumber just recently, were desperate for a new bathroom. it’s dated and doesn’t even have a shower. He was so helpful, he told us exactly what sizes of bath we could get away with, and said we could have an ‘L’ shape if we wanted. He said our toilet was a pretty good one, nicely built in, so said we could have whatever toilet we wanted providing it stays where it is. Even down to the tiles and taps. One thing that has stuck is “Pay a bit more for your taps, because it will be worth it in the end”. He even recommended where to get the stuff from. Avoid the high street he told us.
So we’re waiting for our quote and hopefully all systems go!