Bathroom renovation risks
Is this the year you’ll finally upgrade to the luxury bathroom you’ve always wanted? With the right type of plumber, you can prevent a home renovation from turning into a DIY disaster.
When anyone other than a licensed expert plumber handles the plumbing in your bathroom remodel, your whole project is at risk for failure. When you’re thinking about a bathroom remodel, call an expert you already trust: Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.
Popular Bathroom Upgrades
Whether you’re looking to increase your home’s real estate value or treat yourself to increased comfort, these easy upgrades can turn any bathroom into the spa-like experience you’ve dreamed of.
A whirlpool tub is one of the most sought after features in a bathroom remodel. A whirlpool tub features pumps that send soothing jets of air through the water to create a massage-like feeling.
Standalone luxury shower
When homeowners remodel, they often opt for a spacious stand-up shower. Standup showers tend to be bigger and often come with tile walls and glass doors.
Advanced shower nozzles
If you’re upgrade to a luxury shower, a new shower nozzle can complete the spa-like upgrade! Luxury shower nozzles feature varying pressures and patterns. In some cases, they have low-flow settings that use less water than your old nozzle fixture.
The tub or shower edge is often the biggest obstacle preventing the elderly or people with disabilities from enjoying a shower or bath. An ADA-compliant design can help those who struggle to enter the shower.
Grab bars, anti-slip floors, handheld nozzles, and shower seats are simple ways to increase comfort and safety.
Bathroom Renovation Plumbing Risks
No matter how good your bathroom renovations turns out, it’s the internal plumbing that makes the luxury come to life!
Working with a home builder or interior designer makes sense for your bathroom renovation. However, don’t let them do the plumbing work themselves or hire an unlicensed alternative. Avoid these two of common bathroom renovation plumbing problems that come from using anyone other than an expert:
- Mismatched pipes: Careless contractors often connect incompatible or incorrectly sized pipes. After all, they aren’t plumbers. This permanent issue creates a loud banging sound every time you turn on the water. Even worse, mismatched pipes are a CONSTANT risk for leaks.
- Dangerous pipes left in place: A bathroom renovation is a great opportunity for a plumber to inspect your water pipes. Your old water pipes might be made of the poisonous metal lead. If that’s the case, a plumber will notice and act fast.
Before you kick off that bathroom renovation – or any other home renovation – consider giving Benjamin Franklin a call to ensure that your plumbing pipes stay intact!