Remodeling or building an addition to your home can be fun and exciting. One of the most important parts of this process is hiring a plumbing contractor to be sure that all the plumbing involved is up to city code and is properly installed.
When Will A Plumber Be Required?
Any project that involves moving water around your addition or remodel will require the help of a professional plumber. If you try to take on a big plumbing installation project on your own, you can run into major problems that can be very costly in the long run; not to mention it is often illegal for unlicensed parties to conduct major plumbing work.
- Exterior If a remodeling job is taking place, it is likely that plumbing work will involve the water main. If the water main is very old, it is probably a good idea to replace it altogether. Your plumbing contractor can help you make that decision.
- Bathrooms Properly plumbing bathrooms is one of the most important parts of remodeling or adding a new bathroom. If you get the plumbing wrong, you can have terrible backup problems that will ruin all the cosmetic work you have spent so much money and effort on. Even worse, a bad bathroom can spill over into the rest of the house and cause major damage. Be sure to get it done right, the first time!
- Kitchens There are a lot of things to consider when working on a kitchen’s water supply and other plumbing. Kitchen sinks are the main artery, and they often involve a garbage disposal. Dishwashers are usually connected and so are water lines to refrigerators that have water and ice dispensers. Be sure to think of all the water and waste requirements your new or remodeled kitchen will have, and make talking to your plumber a big part of the planning process.
- Laundry Rooms You will need a hot and cold water supply for the washing machine at least. If there is a sink in the laundry room, you will need to have that taken care of as well.
- Water Heaters A water heater is an important part of every home. Whether you have a tank style water heater or a tankless system, a plumber will be able to help you get the hot water connected with ease. If you have an old water heater, consider getting a new, energy efficient model. Although there is some initial cost, the energy savings can be significant.
- Ponds, Pools and Jacuzzis If you are planning to add any water features to your home, you will need a plumber or a plumbing contractor. A lot depends on the size and type of feature you want to install, so narrow your choices down and then talk to your plumbing professional. These are all great additions to a home, so be sure to have them installed properly so that you can enjoy them right away.