Figuring out how to do something you haven’t done before, is one of the biggest problems, for building professionals or an individual, who wants to do it themselves. Below are some plumbing contractor tips that; can be able to save you money and a lot of frustrations.
- Thoroughly plan the re-piping job. Plan everything out before even thinking of re-piping a house. In the event that you don’t know where to start, buying a few books on basic plumbing is a good idea.
- There are various water supply materials to choose from. Before deciding to re-pipe, ensure that you know which material you are going to use in re-piping. Copper pipes have been used for years and are a bit harder to work with; other than rubberized or the newer plastic water supply pipes. PEX being the easiest material to work with.
- Determine whether or not you are able to do the work by yourself, if the materials are difficult to work with; and if you will require help, find someone who will be able to help.
- In order to reach your fixtures, shutoff valves and plumbing pipes; some demolition will be required. Know it is important to know how much demolition will be done, this falls in the re-piping planning stage. When re-piping, ensure that you don’t make the process harder than it needs to be. In that you don’t need to remove the bathtub tiles, whereas you can just cut a hole in the back of the drywall.
- Before working on any water supply pipe, shutoff the water supply valve. You don’t want to start cutting or disconnecting a pipe with the water turned on.
Re-piping a house is not an easy project to undertake. In fact it is one of the hardest home repair undertakings. Before starting any home repair make sure that you plan the job out.