While bathroom renovations focus exclusively on improving existing structures and features, bathroom remodeling projects transform the functionality of the space. This usually includes changes to the plumbing system, whether you are replacing a standing shower with a tub or expanding the room. If you recently scheduled a bathroom remodel, prepare your plumbing system to streamline the project.
How to Prepare Your Plumbing System for a Bathroom Remodeling Project
Remove everything from your bathroom that could get in the remodeling contractor’s way. This includes all personal care items in the shower, in or around the tub, on the sink, and under the sink. Remove items from the toilet cover, as well as the cover itself. It is also a good idea to clear the room of wall decor and floor items so your contractor enjoys easier access to plumbing pipes and fixtures. If you have a shower curtain, take it down.
Turn the Water Off
Turn off the water in your home if your bathroom remodeling project includes plumbing work. If you are unsure how to perform this time-saving measure, ask a knowledgeable friend or family member for assistance.
Locate Your Pipes
Locate existing plumbing lines and talk with your contractor to ensure the changes you want are possible without floor joist damage or serious structural rebuilds. Locating and exposing the lines also tells you whether they need replacing or not; old galvanized steel pipes often require replacement with PVC to avoid rust and corrosion issues.
Measure Your Space
Measure the size of your bathroom as well as the existing fixtures so you can discuss replacement options with the remodeling team. This saves time because you will not waste hours on fixtures your bathroom cannot accommodate, especially if you are not planning on expansion.
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