One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for January, 2018
Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.
For many plumbing problems, such as leaks or clogs, all you need to do is give our professional plumbers a call for quick repair. However, at some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing or repairing just one section of piping isn’t going to cut it—what you’ll need instead is whole-house Durham, NC repiping.
Whole house repiping is the safest way to protect your home from
leaks and water damage once your plumbing system ages to a certain
point. It’s often the last resort when it comes to fixing plumbing problems, but definitely necessary sometimes. But how do you know if your household needs it?
Your Pipes Are Old
Let’s get a little more specific, here. Up until the 1960’s, plumbers
were still using galvanized steel for pipe installation. Galvanized
steel is long lasting, but long-lasting means about 40-50 years. So if your home is still using it that means it’s at least 18 years overdue for replacement.
Does your bathroom look the way you want it to? Is it as functional as it could be? Or do you find yourself having difficulty getting around it? Depending on your answers, you may want to consider a bathroom remodel. After all, your bathrooms are the most used rooms in your home, and with a remodeling job, you could have a whole new space.
Of course, for this kind of job, it pays to work closely with a qualified and experienced Durham, NC plumbing professional. Planning and preparation make a huge difference in the results you’ll see after your bathroom remodel. In fact, there may even be factors you haven’t considered yet, which we’re here to share with you.
Consider Practicality Before Aesthetics
Let’s face it—the main reason most people plan a remodel of any kind is because they don’t like how the space currently looks. We get it. Remodeling gives you the perfect opportunity to change the aesthetics of the space. But you shouldn’t let the desire to have a great looking bathroom overcome the obviously practical needs of the space.
After all, you need to be able to …