When a bathroom remodeling job is completed, it is easy to be awed by the beauty of the workmanship. Few people think about the system that lies underneath the work that keeps everything running the way it should. Few major bathroom renovations can be done without some adjustments to the plumbing system.
Any changes or adjustments to a plumbing system must be in compliance with current code requirements. The components used in the renovations must also meet these standards. While there is no need to make an old system compliant with current codes, it is different when changes are being made. These could affect the way the system works, and therefore prevent it from passing inspection. Changes made to an older system could cause overloads which will greatly affect efficiency.
Sewage and Drainage
Adding a new bathroom or making changes in an existing one can put pressure on the sewage and drainage systems that are in place. It is possible to use the existing system, but first it must be checked to ensure compliance with the various building and safety codes. Therefore, you must inform local building authorities before the work is completed, as well as before you start to use the system.
Other Reasons for Plumbing Changes
Building an additional bathroom is not the only occasion for plumbing adjustments. Bathroom remodeling often calls for more than just changing tiles and fixtures. If you are changing the position of fixtures, you will need to remove sections of the wall so you can get to the pipes. The level of the alterations will depend on the scope of the remodeling job. If you are removing a bathtub in favor of putting in a shower for example, the plumbing will require adjustments be made.
Some modern fixtures also necessitate changes to the plumbing even when the renovation is minimal. When you are buying new fixtures, you should ask questions to determine whether changes to your plumbing system will be necessary.
The contractors at Quality First Home Improvement can also advise you on the kinds of changes you can expect to make. Any type of renovation requires careful planning. The risk of water damage to the home means that bathroom renovations should receive special attention. Our expertise will count when you call us for your bathroom or other types of remodeling.
Call us at 860-667-8105 to talk about ways to get you the bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. We’ll schedule an appointment for a consultation and a no-obligation quote. Collect images from magazines or Google searches to show us the ideas you have in detail. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page before we offer a quote and well before any demolition or construction begins.