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Plumbing / October 25, 2021
At first glance, a bathroom vanity may seem like a reasonable DIY project. While it’s not as large of a project as a total bathroom remodel, it’s still important to work with a professional contractor to ensure safe, efficient installation. Explore the benefits of professional plumbing services in Calgary to update your vanity and refresh your interior design.
Replacing your vanity may look as simple as removing the old one and setting a new one in its place. While most vanities appear to be small cabinets that can be picked up and relocated, there are actually a lot of steps involved in the process. Follow each step to see why it usually makes more sense to have an experienced contractor handle this home improvement project.
First, you need to carefully disconnect the water and sewer lines. A professional plumber can make this look easy, but as a DIY project, it can result in a serious water leak in your bathroom.
Once the lines are disconnected, a professional will inspect the area behind and underneath your vanity. If you didn’t purchase the exact same size piece, then you’ll need to be sure the flooring and wall materials continue under the vanity. If not, these need to be patched to match your bathroom design.
Finally, the new sink needs to be properly plumbed. Not all sinks have the same diameter or location of the drain line, so a plumber may need to make some modifications to ensure proper drainage.
One of the most common reasons to take on a DIY project is to save money. Updating your own home may seem like an exciting adventure that can add value and help you make personal design decisions.
It’s easy to understand why a DIY project could take more time. An experienced plumber can make even the most challenging aspects seem remarkably easy, thanks to years of experience. If you don’t have spare time or don’t want to spend your free time struggling to disconnect and remove an old vanity, then consider calling an expert.
Unfortunately, DIY plumbing projects can end up costing more time and money. Instead of being quick, easy and convenient, you could face leaking water lines, incorrectly sized sewer lines and uneven surfaces. If you make even a few mistakes while installing your own vanity, you may end up hiring an expert to fix them to receive the professional look you deserve.
When taking on a home repair task for the first time, complications are inevitable. Instead of waiting until these happen, you can avoid these frustrating experiences by working with an expert from the beginning. Here are common complications that can arise as you remove a vanity and replace it:
Some complications are easy for an experienced contractor to spot. Drain lines and vanity dimensions can be checked during an initial inspection. This allows a professional to plan on fixing flooring issues, addressing mirror height differences or simply choose a new vanity that matches the dimensions of your current one. Start a conversation with a professional from the beginning to receive assistance planning and budgeting your project.
Whether you’re looking for a quick turnaround time or a stress-free home update, turn to professional plumbing services in Calgary. Request an estimate from Handyman Connection today to see how you can improve your bathroom design. Swap out a damaged vanity or renovate your entire bathroom for a stunningly simple way to add comfort and value to your home.