Not every bathroom remodel requires the help of a plumber. If you are looking to change out the countertops in your bathroom, install new flooring, or even have a bathtub resurfaced, a plumber is not needed. Hiring a plumber can increase the cost of a bathroom remodeling project, so you may be curious as to when you may need to hire one. Here are a few bathroom remodeling projects that should be completed by a licensed plumber.
You Are Replacing Your Bathroom Fixtures
Anytime you are looking to replace your water bathroom fixtures, you should hire a plumber to complete the job. Your bathroom water fixtures are your sink, your shower, your bathtub, and your toilet. A plumber can remove the existing bathroom fixture without damaging the plumbing and then install the new fixture. A plumber ensures that the new fixture is properly connected to your incoming water line and outgoing sewer line to ensure clean water enters the fixture and dirty water exits the fixture.
You Are Moving the Location of the Bathroom Fixtures
Many people who complete a bathroom remodel project leave their water bathroom fixtures in the same spot. This is because bathrooms are small, so you may not be able to lay out the fixtures in a different manner. And if you could, moving those fixtures can be pricey. If you do decide to move your fixtures, such as moving the position where your sink and shower are, you have to hire a plumber to complete this task. The pipes in your bathroom, including your incoming water lines and outgoing sewer lines, will need to be moved or extended to change the position where the fixtures are located.
You Need to Replace the Plumbing in Your Bathroom
The last reason why you may need to hire a plumber when completing a bathroom remodel is because you are replacing the plumbing in your bathroom. If a pipe has burst, your pipes are corroded or your pipes are nearing the end of their lifespan, they need to be replaced. The best time to replace plumbing lines is during a remodel as your bathroom is already torn up. A plumber can replace all of the lines, ensuring you have no pipe problems in the near future.
If you are looking to replace the water fixtures in your bathroom, are looking to change the layout of the water fixtures in your bathroom, or need to replace the pipes in your bathroom, you need to hire a plumber to complete the job. Many bathroom remodeling and renovation companies have licensed plumbers on staff, so ask the remodeling company you hire if they have plumbers on staff or if you need to hire a plumber to complete these specific parts of your bathroom remodeling project.
For more information on a bathroom remodel, contact a professional near you.Share