What happens when you want to switch up your bathroom’s layout but the plumbing isn’t on the side you need it to be? Handyman Connection of Charleston, South Carolina is here to assist with your plumbing water lines. To help you get started, we answered three of the most frequently asked questions in regard to moving plumbing water lines.
What to Know About Moving Water Lines
Can You Move Plumbing Water Lines?
You can move plumbing water lines, but it is best to have a professional service to assist you. Here’s why. If your plumbing fixtures are found on a raised foundation, your plumber will have a much easier time accessing the pipes under the house. However, if fixtures are on a slab it will be far more expensive. There might be other ways to accomplish a bathroom remodel without having to move water lines to fixtures like the toilet. Even moving it a couple of inches will result in a plumber needing to move the water supply and drainage.
When Is It Necessary Move Water Lines?
Water lines should be moved if you plan on majorly rearranging rooms with plumbing in them including bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. For example, if you plan on moving your toilet to the other end of your master bathroom, you’ll likely need to move, or at least modify, the plumbing water lines in order to do it. However, that can be very expensive. But, if you are thinking of doing a remodel yourself, you might want to think twice. Start by getting a quote or a free estimate.
Is It Worth Moving Plumbing Lines?
Moving water lines can be a big project and the material costs alone can be expensive. Moving a sink might be the cheapest fixture you can move, but it is recommended you keep it on the same wall.
You can still achieve the look you want by compromising in other areas of the room. If you are remodeling your bathroom, consider a freestanding bath to make the room look larger. If you were thinking about a new shower, a frameless one may help open the room up more rather than moving it completely. For more ideas, you can view our work here.