On average, people spend just over three hours per week sitting on the toilet. That adds up to 156 hours per year–or 6.5 whole days! You’d want any room you spend that much time in to be comfortable, functional, and stylish. Why should your bathroom be any exception? Remodeling your bathroom shouldn’t feel like a silly vanity project. You’re just making an important, central part of your home more comfortable.
After deciding that you want to remodel, you have another big decision to make. Are you going to go DIY or get some professional help? We know our readers are capable of a lot, including DIY projects. That said, we’re staunch believers in the importance of hiring a professional plumber for any bathroom remodel. Why? Because it’s cleaner, safer, and more cost effective in the long run. Here’s why you should consider getting a professional to help you remodel your bathroom:
We’re not saying bathroom remodeling is incredibly dangerous, but they can potentially be risky if you’re not prepared. Heavy and hard-to-lift fixtures are just the beginning. You should also be aware of water pressure, hot water, and leak risks.
A plumbing professional will know how to adjust your home’s water pressure and avoid or address hot water concerns. We’ll have the tools and tricks we need to deal with any remodeling safety concern. You hire plumbers so you’re ready for the unexpected.
Do you know what bathroom remodels frequently involve? Toilets. Do you know what toilet installations involve? Sewer lines. There are some things always worth leaving to the professionals. Waste disposal systems are at the top of that list. The underlying message for all of these points is that professionals are better-equipped to handle surprises. When those surprises can potentially involve… waste, it’s not worth the risk of doing it yourself. Leave the sewer to us. You’ll be… very glad you did.
The main problem homeowners usually have during DIY remodeling is biting off more than they can chew. It seems like all you’ll have to do is buy a fixture and attach it to some pipes, right? But then… You find out you have to measure everything properly. You have to know that the threads will match. How to turn the water main off. How everything fits together and why. Suddenly, what you thought was a simple project is a major undertaking.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, something will always go wrong during these major undertakings. A pipe breaks, a fixture topples. Something happens. And then it spirals out of control. All of a sudden not only do you need your project finished, but you also need to fix the damage. Hiring a pro from the get-go almost always saves you money because you avoid accidents like these. Professional work is also usually insured. DIY plumbing remodels usually aren’t.
If you’d like to talk to someone about the next steps for your remodel, give us a call. We’ve helped Dallas residents upgrade and update their home bathrooms for years now. Our