Can I Renovate My Bathroom Plumbing Myself?

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 14:15
Can I Renovate My Bathroom Plumbing Myself?

DIY culture has been on the rise as people have been stuck at home and encouraged to socially distance. Problems that have been swept under the rug for years become noticeable. With the additional ‘free time,” many homeowners find themselves needing to do renovations of household bathroom plumbing. 

While it may sound cost-effective to take on bathroom plumbing renovations, it is not always in your best interest to take on a project without the expertise of a licensed plumber. There are many issues that could arise, potentially causing thousands of dollars of damage. 

If you are confident in your abilities, here are a few things you can do that don’t require an extensive amount of expertise, or special licenses and tools to get the job done. 


Things You May Try to Do Yourself

There are many simple projects that can be done yourself when it comes to bathroom plumbing. These are easy-to-do projects that take very little expertise and do not require expensive, specialized tools. Make sure to know where your water shutoff valves are in advance so that you are not at risk of water damage.

1. Unclog a Drain

Drains clog, it is a fact of homeownership that is unavoidable. It is possible to pour chemical drain cleaner down the affected drain, making the gunk melt away. Another option is to use a drain snake to clear the drain. 

CAUTION: Using drain cleaners can be hazardous, most are very caustic and can be harmful to you and your plumbing fixtures. Please read and follow instructions on the products you use!!!! NOTE: After using a drain opening substance, if it does not clear the clog and you then wish to try a drain auger or snake…BE CAREFUL. It can harm you. 

IF YOU NEED OUR ASSISTANCE:  Please inform our professionals upon arrival that you have used a product that may be harmful to them or our equipment.

2. Installing Bathroom Faucets

Replacing your faucets could be exactly what your bathroom needs to have a modern, updated feel. Installing a bathroom faucet may be a simple project that some homeowners may be able to tackle. First, you will want to make sure to purchase a faucet that correctly fits your sink or vanity, ensuring that the bolt patterns match the bolt holes and thematching assembly  drain is also compatible. 

The age of your home and the type of piping may make this project bigger than it appears at first glance, so do your homework first!!!

3. Replacing a Showerhead

Even though your shower head is one of the most often used components in your home, many people disregard it. With an upgraded showerhead you can save money by cutting the water you use anywhere from 25-60%. 

By using less water, you are heating less water, therefore saving money on your monthly energy bill! Replacing a showerhead may be a simple project, and typically may require a few wrenches, plumbers tape, and about a half an hour of your time. 

Reasons to Hire a Licensed Plumber

At some point, projects become too much for a homeowner to handle, especially when it comes to fully remodeling your plumbing. Most projects require permitting and inspections which in turn means that you must hire a licensed plumber. 

Sometimes you need a bathroom plumbing project completed ASAP, and with a busy schedule or lack of expertise, that could prove impossible. Understanding your limits is very important when considering taking on a project on your own. 

Here are some reasons why you should hire a bathroom plumbing company ASAP

1. It Needs to Be Done Right

When it comes to complex plumbing remodels, it is imperative that projects are done correctly and on time to ensure that you do not run into problems down the road. 

2. Major Projects That Require a Licensed Plumber

Most projects that include changing out pipes, cutting into walls, etc., require a plumbing company that carries the proper plumbing licensure, insurance and sometimes a general contracting license. While you may want to take on remodeling projects without consulting a professional, licensed plumber, the possibility of things going wrong due to lack of expertise is very high, and could be very costly in the long run. 

Who wants to start a project thinking that they can do it all just to find out that they have inadvertently gotten themselves into hot water? Another big plus is that some licensed plumbers carry insurance and often warranty their work, ensuring that the homeowner is adequately protected if something goes wrong.  

At the end of the day, it is extremely helpful to hire a licensed plumber! You can see why here. 

While renovating your bathroom plumbing yourself may save money in the short term, hiring a licensed plumbing company like Action Service Company, LLC may keep you from long-term headaches caused by a lack of expertise. 

If you are looking for an experienced plumbing company that holds multiple licenses in Iredell County, NC, Action Service Company, LLC is the trusted source for your plumbing project. With decades of experience installing bathroom plumbing, handling repairs, and renovating homes, we have got you covered. 

For more information about how we can assist you, contact the team at Action Service Company today