Many home renovations require new plumbing, especially those involving extensive bathroom or kitchen work. Before beginning any renovation that requires adding or changing your plumbing, assess your system to determine what it needs and avoid unwanted surprises. Take a look at these seven tips before you begin.
Take Care of Current Plumbing Issues
Before starting any renovation, ensure your entire system is in top condition by taking care of any existing issues. Remedying low pressure, leak repairs, or sewer line problems before renovation work begins. A thorough inspection by a licensed plumber can determine what part of your system needs plumbing repairs.
Identify Pipe Locations
Your renovation may give you a dream space that you’ll love but can result in moving fixtures like showers, vanities, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks.
You may have to reroute plumbing, which can significantly increase your costs. Adding a shower or putting in a new sink next to existing cold and hot water lines is a rather straightforward project, but if you intend to change the overall configuration, ask our kitchen remodel or bathroom remodeling experts about possible cost, time to completion, and possible money-saving measures.
Research your Project
Many homeowners only know that they want to renovate their space. Performing research about what you want to accomplish works hand in hand with knowing the location of your plumbing pipes. Your contractor will thank you for being knowledgeable, knowing what you want, and being open to possibilities, making their job easier.
Know Local Code Requirements
Most municipalities require an inspector to sign off on the job any time you have significant work done. It’s your contractor’s job to ensure that they get the necessary permits, but beyond that, your Dallas plumber should also have proper licensing and insurance that keeps this portion of your remodel under code.
Plan for the Unexpected
Most residential plumbing sits out of sight behind closed walls. So, when your contractor begins opening walls, you may encounter some unpleasant surprises.
Plan for extra time and cost if our licensed plumber finds water leaks, corrosion, or other problems necessitating pipe replacement. Increase your budget by at least 10% to account for any unexpected work.
At the same time, have a contingency plan if your water needs to be shut off for several days to accommodate plumbing repairs. Ask friends or relatives ahead of time if you can stay temporarily with them or have a hotel in mind if an emergency occurs.
Have a Dallas Plumber Verify All Plumbing Measurements
Most homeowners work with a general contractor for extensive renovations. Ask our contractor for all plumbing documents and have a licensed Dallas plumber verify all measurements. Doing so will help avoid delays or incorrect construction that can compromise the integrity of your plumbing system.
Work with a Reputable Plumber
Hiring a reputable contractor is essential during kitchen and bath renovation. Working with a licensed Dallas plumber like Plumbing Dynamics will give you peace of mind, as our licensed plumbers will ensure the work is done right. Never sacrifice quality when it comes to plumbing, as cutting corners can lead to problems down the road.
Contact us to learn more about our plumbing renovation services.