Are you feeling overwhelmed by bathroom renovations?
It’s perfectly normal. Renovations of a home require a lot more detail and some difficult decisions. A missed step can cost you time and money.
A few simple precautions can make bathroom renovations much more manageable.
This mini-guide on bathroom renovations can help you speed up the process and reduce some of the stress associated with home renovations.
Take into consideration your bathroom layout
Before renovating your bathroom, you will need to take into account the existing drain and water lines. The location of the fixtures will depend on the bathroom’s drain system. Although some pipes and drains can still be moved, it is possible to relocate others.
The drain kine access may be necessary if you want a large tub that is close to a window or a large sink that has a mirror. Although it is possible to move large fixtures, it can be difficult to replace drains in bathrooms.
Tip of the Week: Talk to your plumber or contractor about what you can do with your current layout. Before you buy any large appliances that are connected to pipes, consult a professional.
Hire a Bathroom Renovation Professional
Electricians, builders, designers, and plumbers, all these professionals work together to complete seamless and successful bathroom renovations.
Consulting a professional is key to home renovations. They have the right solutions to bring your vision to life. A professional can help you determine if your ideas will work in your space and offer alternative solutions that may work with the existing plans. Professionals can help you make your ideas more feasible if they think it is too ambitious.
A full bathroom remodel is not something you would do by yourself.
The Drains are best left to the professionals
If you are planning on a major renovation of your home, hire a professional.
You won’t regret hiring a plumber.
Major renovations that involve changes in plumbing Infrastructure often require specialized tools and expertise. Poor work can lead to major plumbing problems in the future. It is a great way to save money and time.
Although a drain installation might seem simple, it involves many elements that require a professional. Before you attempt a DIY drain job, here are some things to keep in mind.
- All water fixtures, including sinks, toilets and bathtubs, require pipe routing, regardless of whether they are new or old. The skill set of professionals is able to determine where new segments are required. Plumbers can install water lines and new piping without causing damage to the home’s infrastructure.
- To prevent any complications from occurring after renovations, we recommend cleaning out the drains. A professional plumber will be equipped with the skills and tools that can enter drains safely and remove scum without damaging the pipe walls.
- Have you ever run a pipe behind a wall? If you need to fit any pipes, this is what you will do. Typically, pipework runs behind walls. Poorly done pipe-fitting can lead to weak pipes or moisture damage.
Even if repairs are not major, consulting a professional is a great way to save time and money. Professionals can help you choose the right brands and provide safety advice to ensure a seamless bathroom renovation.
Make sure to check your water heater
A new water heater may be required if you are remodelling your bathroom. The average heater lasts between 10-12 years. You may need to replace your heater or upgrade. You can save money and your home’s energy by replacing your water heater.
These are some things you should consider when deciding if your water heater needs to be replaced.
- For the correct timelines, check your water heater warranty.
- Water tanks need to be maintained throughout their life span. You will have to replace your water heater sooner if you don’t keep up with it by flushing it, draining it, and cleaning it annually.
- Are you seeing a higher utility bill than normal? This could be an indication that your water heater is in need of replacement. It may be time to replace your water heater unit if it is using too much energy for the same hot water.
- Check for signs of leakage. You should immediately take action if your water heater leaks. Leaks are usually caused by too high water pressure, which causes pressure buildup inside the tank. Leaks may also occur if the relief valve is not working properly. Leakage can cause fires or explosions. You should inspect the tank for corrosion and puddles. Get in touch with a professional as soon as possible!
- You should listen out for strange knocking sounds coming from your heater. The water heater tank could be clogging up with sediment. Make sure you flush your water heater frequently.
- Your system could be experiencing discoloured water. You may need to replace the entire tank or a particular piece of the tank if the water is discoloured or smells strange.
Hiring a professional to install your water heater
It doesn’t matter what kind of water heater you have, electric or gas, a professional will be able to properly install it. Gas lines can pose a danger and must be sealed properly to prevent any leaks. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, the water heater must be properly ventilated.
An electrician should install electric heaters because they have special wiring systems. You should also consider the capacity and size of your new water heater when you change it.
An expert can help you save a lot of money and tell you if you really need a new heater. Sometimes, the problem with your water heater could be a loose-fitting or an easily fixed hole.
DIY water heater installation can be expensive. You’ll have to pay for every new problem if you attempt to install it yourself. In the event of future problems with the unit, professionals offer service guarantees.
Do not be overwhelmed by home renovations. At Eveready Plumbing, our professionals are here to help bring your vision to life. Contact us today to have a professional install your hot water system.