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Bathroom Update: What plumbing considerations to keep in mind?

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There are many reasons why you may be considering renovating your bathroom. This is an excellent way of boosting the value of your home. You can also make sure that your bathroom is a more luxurious and relaxing environment, with modern, eco-friendly features. 

For this to be the case, though, you need to carefully plan your bathroom update. Below, we will look at some of the different bathroom plumbing considerations you will need to keep in mind. 

What plumbing considerations to keep in mind?

If you want to renovate your bathroom, there are several different factors you need to consider from a plumbing perspective. This includes the following: 

You will need to figure out whether or not you need to move the toilet or other plumbing fixtures

The first thing you need to consider is whether or not you will need to relocate your plumbing fixtures. If you want to move your toilet or sink, you will need to refit the pipes. While this can take more time and cost more money, it can make sure that your bathroom is designed in a manner that works best for you and your family. 

A local plumber will talk you through the extent of the job if you want to relocate plumbing fixtures in your bathroom. This can then help you decide whether or not this is something you want to do. Often, without moving pipes and vents, you won’t be able to achieve sufficient change in your bathroom, so do keep this in mind.

Whether the drain size needs to be enlarged

Another consideration from a plumbing perspective is whether or not you need to have the drain enlarged. Small drainage sizes can sometimes cause clogged drains. Hair, scum, and other types of waste can easily result in a tiny drain opening being obstructed. So, increasing the drain size will undoubtedly help reduce the chances of a blocked drain. This is most relevant to older properties that are adding additional services which put more load on the older smaller drain size.

Access to the plumbing

You also need to consider access to the plumbing, either from above or from underneath your property. Should your property be on stumps and there is access underneath, this is certainly the easiest way of moving the pipes and waste points around the new bathroom layout. However, if the access is from above, this will require cutting the floor and finding the waste points for the new layout, with the floor then needing to be repaired. This is important when considering the full scope of the job.

So there you have it: some of the main factors you will need to consider if you are interested in renovating or updating your bathroom. We hope that this has given you a helping hand when it comes to your plans for your brand new bathroom.

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