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.

How Homeowners Can Effectively Deal With Main Water Line Replacements

One of the more significant things you may have to do in regards to your home's plumbing is to replace the main water line. It may be beyond repair, but the replacement won't be too much of a headache to deal with if you make sure these actions are performed.

Get Multiple Opinions First

Replacing your property's main sewer line isn't something you want to do on a whim. The costs may be high, and you want to make absolutely sure a replacement is in order before having anything done to your property's plumbing.

Talk to multiple plumbers that have hands-on experience with water lines. You can then get an idea of your water line's condition and see what the general consensus is. If it needs a replacement, at least you verified this to avoid making the wrong decision for your property. 

Have Major Utilities Marked Off

To get to your home's main water line, substantial digging will be involved. You don't want contractors doing this haphazardly, though. Rather, you want to have the utility lines marked off first so that contractors performing the digging will know exactly which areas to excavate.

You can have a utility line marking service performed for free. You just need to contact your city ordinance and schedule this service to be performed. Any areas where there are utility lines underneath will receive bright colored flags that can't be mistaken for anything else.

Prepare Financially

Replacing the main water line around your property is an expensive service to have carried out. However, if you know what the costs are prior to the line being replaced, you can prepare yourself and plan ahead. A lot of homeowners don't do this and then are shocked to find out how much they have to pay.

The cost will vary based on how much pipe is replaced. Sometimes, plumbers can salvage a good majority of the piping to save the homeowners money. Talk with the plumber carrying out this service and see what they can do.

If you are looking at a replacement that ranges into the thousands, see if the company accepts payment plans. This way, you can pay off the replacement in a less stressful way. 

Homeowners may eventually have to replace their main water line. It's a big renovation, but you can do a lot of damage control by planning and working with skilled plumbers. For more information about water line replacement, contact a local plumbing company.