Plumbing can affect several different aspects of your bathroom remodel, including its cost and the overall success of the project.
Plumbing experts at Oak Plumbing discuss a few of the most important facts you need to know about bathroom plumbing in this post
Types of Pipes
Unlike bathroom pipes in the past, today’s pipes are more flexible and easier to install. When buying a sink, tub or toilet, you’ll need to decide whether you want hidden or exposed plumbing. You can choose visible plumbing if you’re going for a more traditional look, while hidden plumbing may be the right choice if you prefer a cleaner, more minimalistic space.
The Layout of Your Bathroom
Your bathroom’s existing water and drain lines usually determine the placement of fixtures during your remodel, as it would cost you quite a bit more to change the location of your pipes and drains. This is a cost most homeowners want to avoid, and at times relocation isn’t possible as it is. Choose the best plumber in the area, Oak Plumbing, to help you find the best bathroom layout. We can take a look at your space and determine what is and isn’t feasible for your remodel.
Keep in mind that your new shower head may not be compatible with your existing water pressure. This is because most new shower heads are required to limit water flow to the point that they produce no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. Having your home’s water pressure tested before purchasing bathroom fixtures will allow you to adjust it if necessary.
Consider adding heating to your bathroom since the walls and floors are going to be accessible during the project. Underfloor heating elements are an option, as is radiant heating, which is produced by hot water running through tubes beneath the floor. A hydronic heated towel rack is a great add-on, as well.
Shut Off Your Plumbing
Remember that it’s going to be necessary to first shut off your water before replacing your sink, shower or toilet. You can turn off the water to these devices by accessing their shut-off valves, or you can use the main shut-off in your home, which is normally in the basement.
At Oak Plumbing, we’re your leading contractor for leaking kitchen faucet repair, with experienced plumbers who specialize in bathroom and kitchen plumbing services. Call us at (707) 200-7594 or fill out our online form to schedule an evaluation. We serve homeowners in Benicia and Vacaville, CA.