Replacing Plumbing Fixtures in Bathrooms
If you have recently decided to remodel your bathroom or kitchen then you may also be considering replacing plumbing fixtures in your home too. Or perhaps you just have some older plumbing that is starting to leak and think replacing it will be cheaper than repairing it. But before you decide to embark on replacing plumbing fixtures in your home there are some things you should consider and keep in mind.
When repairing plumbing fixtures in your kitchen you should think about exactly what you’ll be replacing. There are several different types of kitchen sinks. You will also need to choose a faucet, style of sink, and whether you will have a spray hose attachment or water filter. There are one hole to three hole type sinks. You will need to know all of this before replacing plumbing fixtures in your kitchen. If you want to replace both the sink and the faucet then you will need to make sure that the plumbing attachments for both will accommodate the choices you’ve made. Talk to someone in the home improvement store will help you figure these things out and make decisions that will work in your home. You will also need to decide if you want to install a dishwasher or garbage disposal when replacing plumbing fixtures. Any different item you want to install will change the requirements on your plumbing and may have to adjust your choices.
Replacing plumbing fixtures for the bathroom sink can also mean choosing from different varieties. If you only wish to replace the faucet then count the holes in your counter and choose a new faucet that will fit those holes. You can also choose a sink this way. There are shallow basin sinks that hold less water and large basin sinks that hold more water; each type will require a different faucet. When replacing plumbing fixtures in the bathroom you may also decide to replace the bathtub. You will need to consider the fixtures you already have in place before you do this. If you have of type of bathtub and choose a different type then this may mean changing the plumbing in the walls as well.
The biggest tip when replacing plumbing fixtures is to inspect the hidden pipes. If you have older iron pipes then you may consider using this renovation as a time to replace those with new PVC or copper pipes that will cause less trouble in the long run. Iron tends to collect more sediment that leads to drainage problems where PVC and copper will not. Also use the time when you’re replacing plumbing fixtures to inspect the hoses too. Anything that looks cracked or discolored needs to be replaced. These are all important things to consider and check for when replacing plumbing fixtures.