Top Plumbing Considerations for When You’re Remodeling Your Home

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Remodeling a home in Glenwood is always an exciting project. However, before you get ahead of yourself, there are a few things you should consider. Your plumbing might need to have some work done to it if you’d like to remodel the bathroom. Even kitchen remodels need plumbing work sometimes. Either way, ask yourself the following questions. These should give you an idea about how much plumbing work will be necessary.

Do You Need to Have Your Pipes Refit?

Depending on the house’s age, different-sized pipes may have been used during construction. Nowadays, most bathroom pipes are standardized at 1.5 inches.

If you’re remodeling an older home, those measurements might not be correct. You won’t be able to simply extend the pipes if that’s the case. Instead, you’d have to replace the whole pipe network.

Trying to do that yourself wouldn’t be a good idea, though. When matching pipes, they’ve got to fit perfectly. Otherwise, you could have issues with corrosion. Or, your water pressure might be off. In either case, it’d be easier to call a professional.

Have You Been Having Issues With Clogged Pipes?

How often have you had to unclog your sinks? If you’ve had to unclog them a lot, you’ll probably want to replace them with something larger.

Large drains won’t clog nearly as easily. So, you won’t have to spend so much time fishing your hand down the sink. The same goes for your shower as well. Increasing the size of its drain will make sure water flushes without any problems.


Exposed pipes don’t always seem pleasing to the eyes. If you’re remodeling the bathroom, it might be time to cover them up. Whenever you’re planning a remodel, think about what you’d like to do with your sink’s piping.

Often, these pipes remain exposed underneath the sink. You could ask your plumber about how they could help you hide them. Sometimes, this is a major project, but that’s not always the case. In some instances, you could simply put them inside of a cabinet.

Are You Planning to Update Your Plumbing Fixtures?

Do you plan on reusing the same toilet and sink? If not, then you’ll have to find out what you’d like to replace them with. New toilets tend to be more efficient, using less water per flush. That could help you reduce your annual water bills. Maybe you’d just like to have something a little more aesthetic.

Then, you’ve got to think about the sinks. Replacing the sink could make the whole room look different. But, you’ll need to have someone connect it to the piping properly. Otherwise, you’re running the risk of water damage. Improperly placed sinks might not drain into the pipes at all.

Trying to do all of this yourself wouldn’t be the best idea. Always rely on someone who has the expertise for the job. So, you might want to contact a plumber before moving ahead with your project.

Would You Like a Curbless Shower?

Showers tend to have a curb, preventing water from entering the bathroom. These must be installed correctly to do their job. Also, you should make sure the shower is well-drained. Otherwise, water will keep collecting in the shower until it overflows.

Adding a curbless shower is no small task. To do that, you have to take out the whole floor. That’s because they’ve got to be set at a gradient. The shower’s gradient makes it so that the shower is sloped, keeping the water inside. If you’d like a curbless shower, an experienced plumber would be able to go over your options.

Are You Relocating the Bathroom Completely?

Serious remodels might move the bathroom to another location entirely. These projects tend to cost a fortune, but they’re still a possibility. You’ll have to consult with a plumber to get an accurate estimate. Remember, the more you’re moving, the more it’s going to cost.

Your Glenwood Plumbing Experts

Greeley Plumbing Heating & A/C has been helping Glenwood residents with their plumbing projects for nearly 20 years. We’d love to help you with your next remodeling job. We’re experienced with drainswater heaters, and sewer services. We could even help out with your AC and furnace while we’re at it. Contact Greeley Plumbing Heating & A/C today to request a free quote.

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