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home maintenance  /  August 1, 2019

5 Facts That Can Make or Break Your Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodeling is a big project that requires careful planning. One thing you need to be sure you understand before diving into this project is how your home’s plumbing works. Knowing the ins and outs of your home’s plumbing is essential to making your bathroom renovation a success.

In this post, Handyman Connection of Orange County discusses the five different plumbing components to consider when planning your project.

  1. Water Pressure – Your existing water pressure may not work well with the new shower head. This is because new shower heads are required to restrict water flow for better water conservation. With that in mind, it’s best to have your water pressure checked before you buy any shower accessories.

  1. Type of Pipes – In previous times, most bathroom pipes were made of cast iron or galvanized metal. Nowadays, these materials don’t work on the new water-saving setups like low-flow toilets, which can save up to 17,000 gallons of water yearly. With that in mind, be sure to consult a professional and ask if you’re choosing the right pipe for your fixtures to avoid any mistakes.

  1. Plumbing Layout – The existing plumbing of your bathroom can drastically affect your bathroom’s layout. Some pipes may be impossible to move, which can limit your bathroom layout ambitions. Therefore, it’s always smart to consult a plumber to determine what’s feasible.

  1. Water Heater – Depending on how long your water heater is, a remodel may also call for a water heater replacement or even a complete upgrade to a tankless water heater.  This is because most water heaters usually last for only 10 years.

  1. Turn Off The Water – Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom by yourself or having a contractor do it, always remember to shut the water off first. Otherwise, you could face serious problems.

Turn to Handyman Connection of Orange County for your plumbing needs. We are your leading provider of plumbing and home remodeling services. Give us a call at (714) 288-0077 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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