If you are interested in updating your master bathroom, you have probably already seen countless articles online with the latest gizmos, gadgets, and styles to consider. While that information is fun to skim through and may even be quite helpful, the foundational aspects of your bathroom (such as your pipes, drainage, and various safety components) should be at the top of your upgrade list. So, before you decide to move ahead with your bathroom renovation, be sure to put these upgrades first.
New Plumbing Lines
Depending on the size and scope of your bathroom remodel, you may have to make various plumbing upgrades and repairs. Certain bathroom features require you to have new or additional pipes installed to help accommodate proper water usage and drainage. Remember, if you do not make the necessary foundational upgrades to your plumbing, it could cost you a pretty penny in the long run. For example, though you may be excited about finally installing a bidet, think about the potential plumbing changes that need to take place before you can begin the project.
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Two Inch Drain
While installing a new faucet or soaker tub may be at the forefront of your mind, there are other aspects of your bathroom remodel to consider as well - such as the size of your drain. Many bathroom drains are 1.5 inches in diameter, though some can be as small as 1.25 inches in diameter. By increasing your drain size to 2 inches in diameter, the drainage quality in your bathroom will improve dramatically. The size of your drain is especially significant if you have multiple family members sharing the same bathroom. Failing to upgrade your drain size could pose a problem in the future.
Safety Feature: Anti-Scald Devices
Each year, thousands of children and seniors are scalded by hot tap water, receiving substantial injuries that land them in hospitals across the country. As such, many families and seniors alike choose to install anti-scald devices. Anti-scald devices, also known as tempering valves or mixing valves, mix cold water with outgoing hot water from the water heater. Doing so helps to prevent the temperature of the outgoing water from becoming dangerously hot. If you are a senior or have children or grandchildren, installing an anti-scald device can help keep you and your loved ones safe.
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Professional Plumbing Services
Mr. Rooter can help you with all aspects of your bathroom remodel. Whether it’s figuring out which plumbing upgrades to make or understanding more about drainage and safety features, our goal is to provide you and your family with the very best service. We stand behind our work and go the extra mile to get the job done quickly (and right!) so you can get back to enjoying your home. To learn more about the comprehensive services we offer today!