Are you thinking about renovating your bathroom in the near future? Then consider hiring a plumber to carry out the bulk of the renovation work. A renovation — done well— can add a hefty 10 percent to your home’s value. But renovating your bathroom isn’t as easy as just putting up shelves and installing cabinets; there are the specialised trades to consider too.
By hiring a plumber to renovate your bathroom, you benefit in a number of different ways.
1. You won’t be breaking the law
Did you know that it is illegal to work on wiring or plumbing in Australia unless you are a licensed tradesman? If you work on your bathroom’s plumbing and something goes wrong, not only could you end up with a large fine, but you won’t be covered by insurance if anything goes wrong!
2. A plumber’s years of experience will come in handy
A plumber that has already carried out numerous bathroom renovations will have a wealth of useful experience to call on while working on your bathroom. This means that they can quickly deal with any problems that might otherwise slow your renovation down.
Sourcing parts, such as tapware, from the local hardware may be cheaper, but they won’t necessarily be better or come with a warranty. Your qualified plumber knows all the best parts from reputable manufacturers who will guarantee their products. A plumber can advise you on what to install in your bathroom to get the best out of it in future.
3. Your bathroom renovation will proceed faster and less expensively in the long run
When it comes to bathrooms, few tradesmen can match a plumber when it comes to knowledge and experience. And a plumber with years of experience will know the locations of your pipes after a quick examination of your bathroom. As such, they’ll work faster and complete your renovation project on time with less mistakes, less stress and no cut corners.
4. A plumber can identify existing problem areas
A bathroom with a faulty plumbing system isn’t the relaxing place that it should be. If your drains have always been sluggish or if your toilet is prone to backing up, you should fix those issues during your renovation. But unless you have a plumber at your disposal, identifying problem areas will be difficult.
Only a plumber can examine the pipes in your bathroom and work out if they need to replace or repair them. And only a plumber can carry out those jobs safely.
5. A plumber will do the job right first time
The most important aspect of a bathroom renovation is the plumbing. A beautiful bathroom with faulty plumbing quickly loses its appeal. Hiring a plumber to do your bathroom renovation will ensure that your bathroom’s plumbing lasts. The last thing you need is for your toilet to start backing up after your renovation because your contractor failed to spot a problem with the plumbing. Not only that, you will be covered by your insurance should anything go wrong in the future.
6. Unexpected plumbing issues won’t slow the project down
One serious issue that can bring a halt to a bathroom renovation is an unexpected plumbing problem. If someone who isn’t a qualified plumber damages a pipe while tearing out the old bath or toilet, for instance, things could get messy quickly. This could add days or weeks to your renovation timeline.
Problems with materials and parts can and do occur as well, so even if a plumber does encounter a plumbing issue during renovations, they’ll be able to use their skills and experience to deal with the issue quickly.
7. You won’t have to buy the tools
If you carry out your bathroom renovations yourself, you’ll need to purchase the tools if you wish to do any work on your bathroom’s plumbing. That means you’ll need to first research what tools you will need, and then go out and buy those tools. Plumbing tools are EXPENSIVE. You’ll also need to learn how to use them.
But a plumber already has the necessary tools for the job, so you can save yourself time and money by hiring one.
If you are planning to renovate your bathroom in the coming weeks, hire a plumber to do it for you. Call plumber Cherrybrook Andrew Vanny Plumbing today, and together, we’ll ensure your bathroom renovation is successful and rewarding