Are you thinking of remodeling your master bathroom? If so, then you are probably looking forward to taking advantage of all of the latest gizmos, gadgets, and trends. While it’s fun to upgrade the aesthetics of your bathroom, you should not forget the foundational aspect: the plumbing. What better time to upgrade pipes, drains, and other components of your plumbing than while the walls and floors are already torn apart? Consider calling Mr. Rooter Plumbing to consult with a capable plumber or continue reading to learn about some plumbing upgrades for your master bathroom. We are always happy to help with consultations and on-site visits.
New Plumbing Lines
You already know that accidental damage and natural corrosion can force you to replace the pipes, and there is no better time to inspect the plumbing than when the drywall and floors are already removed for your master bathroom remodel. That’s the obvious. What about the upgrades? If you are planning to truly upgrade your bathroom, then you are likely going to need new plumbing lines. For instance, that new bidet you are excited to try will probably need some plumbing changes. Making these foundational changes after your bathroom remodel will damage all of your hard work and cost you a pretty penny as the plumber spends time to remove walls to access the plumbing.
Upgrading Your Drainage
Drain clogs are easily among the top plumbing issues. Bathrooms are especially sensitive to blockages considering all of the dirt, scum, and hair that goes down the bathroom drains. Many bathroom drains are about 1.5 inches in diameter with some even narrower. If you are going to add a bathtub, extra faucets, or toilets, then you should keep the drainage in mind as well. Increasing your drain size to 2 inches in diameter will improve drainage and reduce the risk of clogs in the long run. Failing to upgrade the drainage can have you dealing with clogs, slow drainage, and water or sewage backups.
Add Safety Features
You already know the inconvenience of a faulty water heater that won’t heat your water, but what about when the water is coming out scalding hot? Fortunately, there are safety features that can prevent the temperature of outgoing water from becoming dangerously hot. Anti-scald devices, also known as mixing valves or tempering valves, mix cold water with outgoing hot water from the water heater to manage the temperature of the hot water. This safety feature is especially important if you have children and seniors in your household. Thousands of children and seniors are scalded by hot tap water every year. In fact, five seconds under hot water around 140 degrees Fahrenheit can scald the skin.
We Are Always Happy to Help!
Whether you have a plumbing upgrade in mind or you want to get some insight from a licensed plumber, the folks at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are happy to help. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing any time to get in touch with a live representative or consult with a dedicated plumber.