by Duane Blanton on December 19, 2014

The Perils in Bathroom Remodeling

 

Bathroom remodeling is an essential project that requires the expertise of a qualified professional to ensure the job gets done right. Remodeling your bathroom can boost the value of your property, and will enhance the look and feel of your home environment. There are some common plumbing issues that you may encounter during the process.

Common Bathroom Remodeling Problems 

Repiping or rerouting may need to be done. Sometimes the pipes in the bathroom are not configured properly or in a way that is appropriate for the new bathroom design. A professional plumber will evaluate the entire bathroom and walk you through your options before doing any work. You cannot proceed with your remodeling project until the pipes have been configured properly.

Also, plumbing professional needs to check the condition of the pipes in the bathroom, to be sure that they are not defective. If any pipe is damaged or defective additional changes will need to be made so that your bathroom remodeling can be done properly.

What Local Codes Need to be Followed?

When you are planning for a bathroom remodel, you need to become familiar with the local code in your area. A qualified plumber will be able to advise and guide you to ensure that all the required standards are met. The plumber will then make any necessary changes. If your plumber finds old code violations, that will need to be fixed immediately before any work is performed.

When Should You Replace Your Shower or Tub?

It is a good idea to replace your shower or tub when remodeling your bathroom. Many people do it for aesthetic reasons while others feel that their system is due for a change. Whatever your reason for wanting to do it, it is still important for you to be aware of the types of problems that necessitate the need for total replacement over repairs.

A leaking or cracked shower or tub is probably a good sign that the unit needs replacement. Leaks can cause mold, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms to grow in your bathroom, and can even spread to other areas of your home very fast. Cracks in a tub or shower will continue to get larger and will eventually lead to total destruction of the structure. When it comes to leaks in a structure, such as bathroom, the floors can get ruined very quickly. Remodeling and repairs should be done by professionals, to ensure that the project is completed properly.

Looking to hire professional plumbers for your Round Lake home’s bathroom remodel? Call Duane Blanton at (847) 855-0000 for our quick and efficient services. 

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