Thinking about remodeling your bathroom?
Another problem that a plumber can help you avoid is bathroom cabinets that do not line up with the water lines for the new faucet mountings, or do not line up with the drains. These are problems that often occur when going from a single sink to a double sink, or when a different size cabinet is being installed.
Many homeowners believe that plumbing is not an important part of a bathroom make over, but it is an essential part considering what water leaks can do to a house. The wrong fixtures will lead to discomfort and disappointment.
There are many other ways a plumber can assist. One way is to advise you on the possibility of relocating the toilet. Or, often a bathroom remodel calls for a new shower stall and new drain work as part of the new design. Usually a bathroom remodel will require extensive rerouting of water lines in the wall, and the installation of several pipe fittings, unions, and venting. This is a task that a plumber should do.
An extensive bathroom change will require significant changes to the fixtures, and a plumber is the best person to advise you on the most durable fixtures, water saving shower heads, and toilets that save water and as well as have an adequate flush capability.