Benefits Of Replacing Your Plumbing During A Bathroom Remodel
When planning a bathroom remodel, there are many important factors to consider. Your bathroom plumbing should be at the top of the list. Even if you were just going to complete a basic remodel, such as replacing appliances or adding some cabinetry, you should strongly consider replacing your plumbing as well.
Replacing Your Old Pipes In Your Bathroom Remodel
It is reasonable to assume that if you are looking to complete a remodel, your house is not brand new. You should check with your contractor to see if your home has outdated plumbing materials, such as iron or galvanized steel. If so, it would make the most sense to replace these while you are already performing your remodel. New, modern piping will work best with new appliances – modern piping includes copper, CPVC, or PEX pipes. But, more importantly, you will eliminate hassle down the road. If you choose not to replace old piping, you are only creating more work for yourself down the road. Old pipes will eventually rust or leak, at which point they will have to be replaced. However, in order to do so, you will have to tear down walls and remove appliances – things that you just put in during your remodel! Although it may seem unnecessary, replacing your old piping can save you time and money in the long haul. If your existing piping is displaying any signs of stains, flaking, scratching, or discoloration, we strongly advise you to replace your pipes.
Allows For More Flexibility
If you have already decided that you are going to replace your old pipes, then your contractor can get the most out of your remodel. Working with old pipes limits what you can do with your project. Working with new pipes can allow you to rearrange your bathroom and relocate fixtures, creating more space and allowing for more extensive concepts.
Make The Most Of Your Remodeling Project
Remodeling should be seen as an investment, into both your home and your happiness. Why not do the project right the first time? Putting time, money, and effort into your remodel will yield the best results, and prevent further issues down the road. At Cardigan, we are happy to provide everything from plumbing to complete remodel projects. If you truly want to get the most out of your bathroom, contact our team at (410) 451-9340 today!