What to Consider Before You Renovate Your Bathroom?
August 19, 2022
Renovating your bathroom is exciting and fun! We understand that you want to get started on this big project as soon as possible, and we want that too. However, there are a few vital things to think about before you sign off on any big purchases and installations. Ethical Plumbing Services is here to assist you with the ins and outs of bathroom renovations. Trust us to give you sound advice and honest service.
Do You Need Repiping?
Older homes may need some plumbing attention before any renovations are done. For instance, if it has been a few years since your pipes were replaced, you may need to do that. Your current pipes may not be able to withstand the pressure of modern bathroom fixtures. If your pipes are old and damaged, leave the repiping to a professional plumber.
Are There Any Leaks?
While this may seem obvious, many homeowners skip this step and encounter the problems later. Allow one of our plumbers at Ethical Plumbing Services to check your bathroom for leaks. Even a small leak can lead to detrimental damage. Not to mention the increase in your water bill. Leak detection is a vital step in bathroom renovations.
What is Your Budget?
Now that you are aware of some additional aspects of bathroom renovations, it is important to include them in your remodeling budget. It would be unwise to start your project without incorporating the costs of repiping and leak detection.
Do You Know the Remodeling Process?
We advise our customers to proceed with their renovations in a specific order that will save time and money. It is best to work from top to bottom. In other words, from the ceiling to the floors. This is a sure way to protect your new fixtures and accessories.
How Much Time Do You Have?
Bathrooms are small in comparison to other rooms in our home. We may expect bathroom remodeling to be a quick process. However, this is not always how it ends up. If you are changing more things in your bathroom, it will increase the time it takes to complete the renovations. It is especially important to work out the timing of the project if you only have one bathroom. Keep in mind that you would have to use your bathroom between the renovations. If this is a problem for you, speak to your plumber about the alternatives or ways to make the process go quicker.
One of the most important things you can do before you start renovating your bathroom is to have a plumbing inspection. During this inspection, one of our plumbers will check the condition of your plumbing and ensure that it can withstand the new fixtures. If not, you may need some plumbing repairs. For instance, your bathroom may need the following:
- Shower Repair
- Toilet Repair
- Sink Repair
- Faucet Repair
Get Professional Plumbing Advice
If you are ready to start the process of renovating your bathroom but need expert assistance, you can contact Ethical Plumbing Services. We will give you trustworthy advice on your bathroom!
For more information, contact us at (864) 438-0525.