Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New PipesBathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

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Bathroom Renovations 101: Running New Pipes

When I decided to add a pedestal sink and claw foot tub to my bathroom, I had no idea how much new plumbing I had to run. Since I had never run pipes before, I wasn't sure how to do it properly. I did a lot of research before I started so that I could be sure that I was doing it right. As I was researching, I knew that it would be helpful to have all of the information I found in one place. That was the inspiration for this site. I hope that the plumbing resources help you with your next home improvement project.

Three Guidelines For Quality Plumbing Work

In order to make sure that your home operates better and with efficient infrastructure, plumbing should be a prime area of focus. There are a lot of changes and maintenance tips that you can apply in order to get the most out of your home plumbing. To this end, follow these steps below so that you can upgrade your plumbing, care for it and make sure that your use of water is as efficient as it can be. 

Know When To Change Out Your Toilets

Since your toilet gets more use than virtually any other plumbing fixture in your home, you need to be sure that you stay on top of the way that it is maintained. This means things like swapping out the tank, changing the chain and installing a new toilet seat when necessary. However, if your toilet is no longer serving you or if it is giving you more problems than it is worth, you should steer away from maintenance and consider replacing the toilet altogether. Reach out to a home improvement shop or plumbing contractor who can provide you the selection of a quality toilet and the installation labor that you need. Installing a new toilet might cost you between approximately $200 and $500 in most cases.

Revamp Your Plumbing With Energy Efficient Fixtures

The fixtures that you use most for plumbing also are very taxing on your utilities. So if you have plumbing utilities that are outdated, they will make your utility bills more expensive. Buying plumbing fixtures that are energy efficient will both save energy and money. For example, low flow toilets use a fraction of the water that regular toilets use and will also last longer. You can also purchase an energy efficient shower, which might only use half a gallon of water per minute, when compared to 3 gallons of water per minute that regular showers utilize.

Leave The Serious Work To Professionals

Plumbing is incredibly sophisticated work, so you should find a licensed plumbers that can help you. Trying to handle your home plumbing can sometimes do more harm than good. It will cost you, in most cases, between approximately $170 and $460 on a typical plumbing house call. Always research the plumbing company that you are hiring to be sure that they conduct the best work.

Contemplate these few points to make the most out of your home plumbing service.