If your home renovation involves plumbing work, you might have some fears or worries. To help alleviate your concerns, here are a few things to keep in mind before you begin your next home improvement project:
1. Address Other Plumbing Issues
Even before starting your home renovation project, you may have existing plumbing issues or problems. Perhaps you don’t know about them. Or maybe you do, but never got around to taking care of them. Now that you’ll take on a home improvement project that involves a plumber, why not have that plumber take a look at those problems you never got around to earlier? The plumber probably won’t charge anything for the brief consultation and if they do, the charge will be far less since they are already at your home for the home renovation project.
2. Identify Where Your Plumbing Pipes Are
You might have a dream setup for your kitchen or bathroom, but you can’t put a sink, shower, or toilet just anywhere. Actually, you probably can, but you might need to spend a lot more money than you can afford. This is because certain locations throughout the home or in a particular room will have plumbing already installed.
Therefore, if you want to put a shower or sink next to an existing hot and cold water line, it should be a fairly straightforward project. But if you want to put a sink or shower in a corner where there is no water line, you can expect to spend more time and money on the project. It might even be a lot more time or money if there is no room in the flooring or walls to place additional piping.
3. Do Your Plumbing Research before the Renovation Begins
This should be a no-brainer, but not enough homeowners research all possibilities before the renovation project begins. Surprises come up and budgets are often too low. Having alternative plans and options can save a lot of time and aggravation in any home renovation project.
To find out how plumbing needs can affect your upcoming home renovation project, please contact our team at Smoak’s Comfort Control today to schedule an appointment with one of our quick, highly trained, and skilled plumbers.