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Things To Keep In Mind Before Starting A Plumbing Project

Plumbing projects can appear more frequently than you might think. What's more, they're often more complicated than first anticipated.  Unfortunately, most people don’t give their plumbing a second thought until there is a problem.  Aside from the headaches and damage that burst pipes or leaky valves can cause, these complicated projects will often require the expertise of a professional plumbing service.  Because let’s face it - if plumbing is involved, there is a lot of planning to go along with it.  And the London Ontario plumbing experts at BEST can help you every step of the way.  Here are some things to keep in mind when renovating your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room.

Don’t Let Your Bathroom Reno Go Down the Toilet!

Whether you’re upgrading your existing bathroom or adding a second powder room to your home, get ready for some tricky work. Before you start relocating pipes, it's best to consult with our plumbing experts on a few key points:

  • If you’re on a septic system, can the existing system handle the changes or additions?  It's best to find out before you submit any permit applications.
  • Do you plan on taking cold showers in the future?  Well if you don’t, you’d better take hot water into account and ensure that your hot water heater has enough capacity to handle the new plumbing fixtures.
  • Does the placement of your sink, shower and toilet work within the walls?  Is there enough clearance behind the drywall for plumbing pipes and venting?
  • Will you be getting enough water pressure once the renovations are over?  Or is your water pressure a little lackluster to begin with?  Click here to review the Common Causes of Low Water Pressure.  If you’re on a well and pump system, call BEST’s plumbers in London Ontario to help with the calculations.  The results can help you decide whether your current supply is enough.

Seek Advice from Professional Plumbers Before Starting Your Kitchen Reno

People usually think that kitchen plumbing starts and ends with the kitchen sink.  Wrong!  Plumbing also extends to the dishwasher and refrigerator water dispenser too. 

While you shouldn’t be afraid to move the sink or dishwasher when remodelling, you need to realize that even a small move could mean major plumbing work.  If you’re moving your cabinets, take a look at the plumbing lines while you’re at it.  Check for wear and tear on the pipes and inspect the condition of the various plumbing components.

If you’re buying a new fridge, find out of it will need a water line.  Don’t leave this until the fridge is inside the home – get this plumbing done ahead of time.

What to Do Before You Start Work on Your Laundry Room

Frequently homeowners like to relocate their laundry room or transform a closet or bedroom into a laundry room.  Either way, you will really benefit from consulting the London Ontario plumbing experts at BEST to run an entirely new plumbing system. 

One thing to consider prior to moving your laundry facilities are the floor drains.  This is of particular importance if the appliances are on the second floor.  The path runoff of these drains will ultimately affect where you can locate your washer. 

No matter what your plumbing project, proper planning and a good design are of paramount importance.  If you do approach your project carefully, and with the help of our BEST plumbers, you'll have no problem avoiding errors and costly updates to the job.  Leave the calculations, designs and plumbing work to an experienced professional plumber.  To make your next plumbing project a success, contact BEST’s to arrange plumbing services.

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