Bathroom Renovation Tips
Home projects like a bathroom renovation can be messy, dangerous and expensive so don’t be afraid to consult an Atlanta plumber. Estes Services has plumbers to help with your renovation project, regardless of how big or small the job.
Bathroom renovations can be anything, such as new flooring, countertops, vanities, sinks, showers, tubs and more. Proceeding blindly into the renovation madness will turn into a disaster if you don’t know what you are doing.
Estes Services has licensed plumbers ready to assist you with consultations, installations, and answers for your questions. Take the time to call us and avoid headaches and financial problems later during the renovation process.
We understand how exciting it can be to create a peaceful place in your home, which is why we want to help you any way we can! Below are common questions to ask our plumbers before doing anything in your bathroom.
Is My Water Pressure Right for My New Fixture?
Before installing any new fixtures in your bathroom, you need to determine if your new fixture can handle your current water pressure. Luxury fixtures, like multiple showerheads, rely on the plumbing system directly behind them.
This means they require plenty of water supply to support the water pressure needed to use your new and improved fixture.
A healthy showerhead spray needs a minimum supply of 40 pounds of water pressure. if you use a municipal water supply, new showers typically have access to the right water pressure.
If you use a well for your water supply, the water pressure will be lower or less reliable. The water pressure from a well fluctuates if storage tanks aren’t properly pressurized.
If you aren’t sure about your water supply or water pressure, contact Estes Services. Our plumbers will inspect your current water supply and pressure to determine if your new faucet will work correctly.
If you don’t have enough water pressure, we can suggest alternative options for a faucet or discuss with you ways to up your water pressure if it’s possible.
Do My Pipes Need To Be Updated?
If you’re unsure, a plumber from Estes Services checks and informs you if your drain and supply pipes need an update. Check the pipes to prevent unexpected leaks.
It’s an ideal time to inspect pipes if you are ripping up fixtures, tiles and flooring. It’s recommended three-quarters of your supply pipes come into the bathroom to support healthy water flow to numerous outlets.
This is especially important if you are installing multiple showerheads.
How Much Space Do I Need?
Another question to ask an Estes Services plumber is how much space is needed for your new plumbing fixtures. Unless you are planning to extend the bathroom, you need enough room to hold freestanding tubs, double sinks or an extra-large shower.
There are minimum space requirements for each fixture. Consult with our plumbers to ensure your bathroom dimensions are correct. You’ll want confirmation the space you need matches up with your measurements.
Have Plumbing Questions – Ask an Atlanta Estes’ Plumber
A plumber consultation before and during your bathroom renovation project reduces the chance of error in the future.
Contact Estes Services to speak with a licensed plumber about your home plumbing, regardless of how major the renovation. Our plumbers will answer any questions and ensure your plumbing system can handle your plans.
We serve many communities in the Atlanta region, such as Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Midtown, Buckhead, Marietta and Johns Creek. We also provide plumbing services for Roswell, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Decatur, Kennesaw, Virginia Highland and Sandy Springs.