Tips For Updating Your Plumbing Fixtures

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For many homeowners, remodeling their kitchen or bathroom often means making updates to the plumbing. Due to the importance of the plumbing, it is important that you understand what you should and should not do during the remodeling. To help get you started, here are a few do's and don'ts to keep in mind.  

Do Know Your Plumbing Lines 

Unless you are planning to completely rip out your home's plumbing and start over, take the time to learn everything you can about the existing plumbing lines. You can use the information you learn to determine how much lifespan your lines have left and what type of materials you will need to perform the upgrades.  

It is important to note that there are various factors that dictate just how long a pipe has. For instance, the material and how well it has been maintained matters. A brass or copper pipe can last for decades, but if they have not been taken care of, their lifespans can be cut short.  

Do Not Reroute Your System Without a Professional Consultation 

Moving around your plumbing fixtures might seem like the best option for your dream kitchen or bathroom, but it can be one of the costliest choices you could make. It could easily add hundreds or thousands to your final bill for the renovation. Your plumber can give you an estimate so you can make a more informed decision about moving the fixtures.  

Remember, the plumber will not only have to install the plumbing in the new locations for the fixtures, but he or she will have to disconnect the connections at the current locations. There is also the possibility that there are hidden problems in your walls and flooring that could send the price even higher.  

Do Factor in Functionality 

It can be easy to remember the importance of style when you are selecting new plumbing fixtures for your kitchen or bathroom. Unfortunately, functionality is often forgotten until it is time to use the fixtures.  

You want to ensure that the fixtures you select are not only beautiful and complementary to the other décor in the room, but that you can also use it with ease. If not, work with your plumber to find other fixtures that offer the style and functionality that is needed.  

Your plumber, like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning, can help guide you through the renovation of your kitchen or bathroom using his or her expertise. 

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