If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, don’t short yourself of all the options that are open if a plumber was involved. With a plumber remodeling your bathroom, you can completely change your bathroom’s layout, have better drainage, and have hotter water, while likely never having to repair the area again. Although it may be a minor investment, the results, in the long run, are more than worth it. Consider these plumbing recommendations from Knight Plumbing if you are interested in remodeling your bathroom or kitchen to your fullest desire.
Replacement of Pipes
If your home is fairly new, the pipes underneath your bathroom or kitchen will not need to be replaced. However, if your home is older, you may be in need of new pipes so you don’t run into problems after your dream bathroom has been installed. If your home was built prior to 1980 you run the risk of having galvanized steel pipes in your plumbing. Galvanized steel pipes were commonly used in plumbing from 1930 up to 1980 and have a lifespan of 20-50 years. Due to its short lifespan, you may be at risk for leaks and bursting in your older home. Knight Plumbing will offer a pipe inspection, followed by a pipe repair if the pipes are made out of expired material, corroding, rusting, leaking, or the pipes do not get adequate water supply. Depending on how long you want the new pipes to last, here is a list of pipes to choose from:
- Galvanized Steel
- Cast Iron
Change Your Bathroom’s Layout
While installing new pipes, you can change the location of the pipes to relocate any fixtures in the area. Although there may not be many options for change in your bathroom, a kitchen remodel is usually full of opportunities. The option for changing your bathroom’s layout heavily relies on where the drain line access is. Because other supporting structures and pipes hold the drain line access, relocating fixtures will take some strategy. Talking to an experienced plumber will help you with possible renovations and locations so there are no setbacks for your remodel. Knight Plumbing also comes equipped to provide you these remodeling services:
Install a Different Drain
Are you tired of your shower, bathroom sink, or kitchen not draining properly? If you have a smaller drain, your fixtures are prone to clogging or backing up. Inevitable wastes such as hair and scum are only the first problems with a small drain. While over-the-counter chemical solutions only prolong the problem, installing a larger drain hole will decrease clogging and increase drain efficiency. If you are remodeling your bathroom, make sure to ask your plumber if the drainage hole is of sufficient size. The inexpensive and easy fix will only benefit your drain system.
Install a New Water Heater, if Necessary
Avoid taking cold showers in a new bathroom by installing a new water heater, if necessary. Water heaters usually last about 10 years, so if your water heater needs an upgrade, consider a tankless water heater. Although they are more expensive than a conventional water heater, tankless water heaters decrease your utility bill, only produce hot water when needed, and are 24-34% more energy efficient than the regular option. Sometimes a tankless water heater is a better option because the apparatus can fit in small storage spaces. Whichever water heater sounds the most appealing for you, knowing the limitations and perks of each one will help you and your plumber choose the right option.
Increase Value of Your House
Remodeling your bathroom and kitchen with a plumber’s expertise will only increase the value of your home. Knowing when to update your plumbing can not only breathe new life into your home but also reduce the risk of any aging issues with your old plumbing. Relieve your stress about leaking or corroding pipes, clogged drains, or water temperature after your bathroom remodel. To schedule a remodel, water heater replacement, or pipe installment, contact Knight Plumbing at any time. Our services are offered 24/7 for your emergency plumbing needs!