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Consider This When Installing Bathroom Plumbing

Beautiful bathroom No matter what area of your home that it is, putting in new plumbing can be a tricky endeavor. It’s one that we do not recommend you take on as a “do-it-yourself” project, either. Even a seemingly minor installation that doesn’t look like it requires too much work, like putting in a new sink faucet, can turn into a disaster is handled inappropriately.

Instead, we encourage you to seek out the experts in Des Plaines, IL plumbing services, such as the pros on our team. To help you better understand why it’s so important to trust a trained and experienced professional plumber, we’ve provided a brief guide on what to consider when installing bathroom plumbing.

Consider the Installations You Want before Getting Started

Would you like to have a low-flow toilet put in? This will help you save tremendously on water bills. New sinks are a great addition too, particularly if they help add to your available floor space or if they increase storage. A new bathtub can help increase the visual appeal of the space. The right plumbing installations in your bathroom can make for a very functional and money-saving space.

With Professional Plumbing Comes Expert Knowledge

The biggest reason we encourage you to hire a trained professional for your bathroom plumbing installation, is that there are many factors you may not know about that, if you attempt to handle as a DIY project, could leave you with wasted time and money.  This guide below offers more information on these factors:

The Toilet Rough-In: Or rather, the size of the toilet. You may think that any toilet will do, but while most U.S. homes have 12-inch toilets and the space to install such a size, some homes require a 10 or 14-inch toilet. It is essential that the toilet size is accounted for before having this appliance installed. The rough-in describes the space between the wall behind the toilet to the bolt caps on the toilet.

Sink Drain Vent: Your bathroom sink drain must be vented appropriately. If it isn’t, then your sink’s p-trap will run dry, and the sewer system won’t be able to function as it should—potentially enabling methane gas to enter your home through the drain. Running new sink drain lines is really a job that should be left to a professional plumber. Making a mistake with this installation can end up running your entire plumbing system and costing you a lot more than it would have to hire a pro to begin with.

Shower Floor Slope: The masonry of your shower provides the base in which your shower rests on. But this base must be properly sloped, in order for water to drain from the shower efficiently. Without the right slope, water will rest on the floor of the shower, and can eventually cause mold to develop.

For expert plumbing service, installations, or maintenance contact Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Our knowledgeable plumbers serve the North Shore and Northwest Chicago suburbs. Rely on Reliance!

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