Updating your bathroom? That is the best time and least expensive to update your shower valve/fixtures while the walls are open and it’s easy to reach!
When your bathroom needs a remodel, you’ll see some distinct signs that it’s time. When you walk into your bathroom and feel it looks dated, when the layout isn’t quite working as it once did, when storage space is filling up quickly, you’ll know it’s time to consider what a bathroom renovation can do for your home. However, plumbing is largely hidden in the bathroom, and it’s a crucial part of having a bathroom that remains functional. 4 signs it’s time to update your bathroom’s plumbing are:
1. Apparent water issues – Leaks under the bathroom sink, dribbling water coming from the tap, and a pool of water on the floor each time the tub is used are all signs that point to a larger plumbing issue. Essentially, they’re signs that show your plumbing is aging, and is at risk of failing at any time.
2. Your water volume leaves something to be desired – Taking too long to rinse off in the shower points to more than just a time waster or inconvenience, it also points to potentially serious lurking plumbing issues. Galvanized steel pipes narrow as they degrade, leading to poor water volume when using fixtures.
3. Issues with water quality – The water coming from your tap or shower should be potable and clean, and if any rust color or foul odors are present it could be a big sign that it’s time for a plumbing update.
4. Mold – Mold in the bathroom could be due to poor ventilation, but it could also be indicative of a bigger problem. Pipes behind the walls, under the sink, and in the ceiling could expose your bathroom to unwanted moisture that you cannot readily or easily see, creating the perfect setting for mold to thrive. Mold could begin growing on these areas pointing you directly to the source of the problem.
A plumbing update is an important part of any bathroom renovation or remodel.
Give your kitchen a new look, or turn your bathroom into the room you’ve envisioned with new plumbing and fixtures, or updating old plumbing fixtures. This also adds value to your home! To do so, you’ll want someone who is skilled and experienced in helping homeowners with their kitchen or bathroom remodel project.
We always leave choosing, purchasing and providing the valve and fixtures up to the clients as there are to many different styles and looks to choose from. We provide the labor and all the materials needed for installation
This is probably the most commonly asked plumbing question. In most cases it is caused by the flapper not closing on or making a proper seal around the flush valve. If the flapper is not closing, then jiggle the handle and that will normally fix the issue. If the flapper is worn out and not properly sealing, then you will have to have the flapper replaced. Either way if the flapper does not seal the water will leak into the toilet and the tank will not fill with water to push the float up and turn off the supply of water.
Drain cleaners are very toxic. If you ever look on the back of the product you will notice at least 3 warning labels. These are not very good products to have laying around your house especially if you have kids or pets. These toxic chemicals are also very bad for your pipes, causing them to deteriorate from the inside out. If this happens your drain lines will need to be replaced. There are enzymes and friendly bacteria products that will keep grease and sludge from building up inside of your pipes.
In most cases drains get clogged because people are not careful of what goes in the drain, especially in the kitchen. Other drains, like the bathroom get clogged due to residues from soap and hair. It is recommended that you are conscious of what you put down your drain and to treat them with a safe cleaner