Plumbing Services When You Remodel Your Bathroom
When you think of remodeling your bathroom, you may be in a hurry to get your new fixtures and materials installed so you can begin enjoying your new bath. But wait… It’s good to have your goal in mind so you know where you want to go, but you want to get there with the fewest complications and get there safely.
Let’s think about wiring. If your home is reasonably new or was remodeled in recent years, this may not be a problem. But, if however, yours is an older home that hasn’t seen much done to it in recent years, you may want to consider the wiring in your bathroom before you proceed. Is the wiring adequate? How is the lighting now? Do you have enough outlets?
Many bathrooms, when they were built, were only equipped with canned spotlights. In a number of situations, there were no provisions made for vanity lighting. Lighting on both sides above the vanity is necessary for grooming needs, especially if there are women in the household. Spots do not adequately light a bathroom for applying cosmetics, because they create shadowing.
If you are putting in a soaking tub or a bathtub with a whirlpool, you may want subdued lighting in the tub area so you can relax and bathe in an atmosphere of peace and serenity after a hard day at the job.More here at Vancouver plumbers
You also want to be sure there are plenty of outlets and that they are located conveniently depending on their use.
Don’t forget to allow for bathroom ventilation. You will need to hook in somewhere so that you have proper ventilation. Proper ventilation is even more important in today’s bathrooms with showerheads that provide massive volumes of hot water, steam showers, and many of the new fixtures available.
Protecting your home against the damage from steam will save your walls and floors, and also prevent against mold, some of which is not only annoying but a health hazard.
Plumbing and Hot Water Supply
Then there are plumbing considerations. Hopefully, your plumbing is basically good. But even if this is true, you may need to make some changes depending on what you include in your bathroom remodeling project. This is a good time to evaluate the condition and capacity of your plumbing.
Some of the newer showerheads will require piping of a certain size. Be sure when you are making selections that you are aware of any plumbing modifications that need to be made so you don’t run into any snags.
Your water heater is something else to think about, depending on what you add to your bathroom in the way of amenities. If you are installing a deep soaking tub, a whirlpool, or some of the high-volume showerheads, you want to be sure your hot water supply will be adequate to enjoy the use of these special amenities. Check your hot water tank capacity and compare it to the needs of these new fixtures before you proceed.
As I said, wiring and plumbing are unpopular aspects to a bathroom remodeling project, but addressing them when you remodel may save you a lot of grief later on.