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Could Your Bathroom Plumbing Use an Upgrade?

large bathroomChances are, when you think of remodeling your home, your bathrooms probably don’t come as the first priority. But the right bathroom renovation to retrofit older fixtures, plumbing, and even your surfaces can have a number of benefits. It improves your home’s value, for one. Also, it helps make the space easier to use and more visually appealing for you in the meantime.

Plus, upgrading to newer plumbing can help its efficiency and prevent a plumbing emergency later on (for instance, if you need repiping, which we’ll get to below). Of course, if you are planning a job of this caliber, it’s very important that you contact a professional plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL to ensure no mistakes are made. In the meantime, we’ve shared with you below some of our ideas for bathroom upgrades you might benefit from.

A New Bathroom Sink

There are a number of options available when it comes to your bathroom sink, and this is often integral to a successful bathroom upgrade since it’s the center of the room. Depending on the type of sink you choose, it can have a huge impact on storage and the overall design of your bathroom.

You might choose to go with a pedestal or a vessel sink, and you can choose to do an undermount or an overmount (the sink edge going below the countertop edge versus overlapping the countertop edge). You’ll also want to consider how much storage and counter space you want, or need, and no how the new sink will fit in with the rest of the space.

Low Flow Toilets and More

We strongly suggest that you upgrade all the fixtures in your bathroom to low-flow models during your bathroom remodel. A low-flow sink faucet, showerhead, and toilet. Installing these fixtures means you’ll begin earning money back on your remodeling costs right away, as they cut down significantly on your water use. This is especially true for low-flow toilets!

A standard toilet can use anywhere from 3-6 gallons of water per flush depending on its age. A low-flow model, on the other hand, uses only around 1.5 gallons per flush. You can save the equivalent of about 40 showers worth of water each year this way!

Walk-In Shower with Storage Space

If you don’t use the bathtub part of your shower/tub space, you may consider installing a walk-in shower instead. This helps save space in your bathroom and makes it more stylish. Also, many homeowners are opting for storage space for toiletries, such as shelves, inside the new shower.

Repiping

In most bathrooms—actually, in most homes—you don’t see a large majority of your plumbing systems. It’s typically hidden behind walls and beneath sinks within cabinets. Therefore, it can be hard to know when those pipes are showing signs of corrosion or other problems.

And if you have an older bathroom, this can be a big problem. In fact, replacing outdated pipes is probably the most important steps of remodeling a bathroom. You may have old, galvanized steel piping that is in danger of corroding, and even introducing toxins into the freshwater.

Also, leaking bathroom plumbing can lead to catastrophic property damage. When planning a remodel, talk to our professional plumbers about the benefit of repiping with copper, PEX, or CPVC pipe materials, so your new bathroom will have many years of problem free functionality.

Call our super friendly team here at Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC for exceptional service!

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