Remodeling and updating can add value to your home, as well as gives it a fresh new look. Homeowners will often remodel the kitchen or bathroom. Both of these remodels, will at some point, require that a plumber be contracted. Make sure you contract a reputable licensed and insured plumber. Consumers tend to choose their new cabinetry and flooring first, mainly because that’s the biggest expense and most prevalent to the remodel. But, there are some common plumbing problems that can be avoided by thinking of the small stuff first.
Choosing the sink first may sound strange but, here’s why it’s so important. If the sink is an ‘under-the-counter’ type, there could be plumbing problems due to the depth of the sink, the piping (water lines) that it needs to be connected to or, the new cabinetry and/or new counter top. The piping in the wall may not ‘line up’ with the holes in the sink. This may result in cutting into the back of the cabinet to have access to the piping, cutting into the wall and lowering the piping or, the cabinets needing to be pulled out so the wall can be cut into. Needless to say, this is frustrating to the homeowner because, now it’s involving more time AND more money.
Frisco plumbing problems can start from step one!
Now, let’s talk about getting those new appliances installed or, just getting existing appliances serviced. Another plumbing problem is, the plumber having to deal with the flooring being installed AROUND the appliances, rather than UNDER the appliances. So, now the plumber has to inform the home owner the flooring needs to be removed in order to install or service the dishwasher or refrigerator. Frisco plumbing problems could arise from something that seems like an easy fix, such as a leaking faucet in a sink, tub or shower. There are many different manufacturers and products that require different procedures to get the same outcome: a simple replace or repair job. The project may require a different or special tool for the removal of a part or fixture. Or, during the repair, there could be damage to the surrounding area. For instance: porcelain, fiberglass or marble. If at all possible, call a licensed and insured plumber.
Have you ever been told that your dryer vent and the exterior exhaust need to be cleaned out? You may have discovered it takes longer for your clothes to dry; the outside of the dryer or the clothing are very hot; you notice a ‘burning’ smell or, the vent cover flap on the outside of your home doesn’t open or close properly. These are all signs that there may be lint clogging the vent and exterior exhaust, after you’ve ruled out needing a new dryer. This process requires using a vacuum and a brush system. If you’ve never done this before, call a licensed and insured plumber to avoid a larger plumbing problem. Occasionally, the project could turn into having to rebuild or repair the vent.
One plumbing project that I would really recommend hiring a licensed and insured plumber for is installing or repairing natural gas piping. This could REALLY be a major plumbing problem because, it involves gas! Purchasing and installing the incorrect or wrong size pipes and fittings could be a disaster waiting to happen! Knowing where to turn the gas off and on, testing the line after the install, basically insuring all was done properly is a liability, if you think about it. If you, the ‘do-it-your-selfer’ missed a single step in the process, it’s not only YOUR property and/or safety but, that of your household’s and neighbors, as well.
In starting out to handle Frisco plumbing problems, I can’t stress enough regarding contracting a reputable licensed and insured plumber, rather than attempting to do it yourself.