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Remodeling can transform your Springfield, IL home and increase its resale value. However, it’s not a job to be done haphazardly, especially when plumbing is involved. A clear plan and professional assistance is a must for any remodeling job that might involve plumbing, such as kitchen or bathroom remodeling. While you begin planning to create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Do You Need to Replace Your Pipes?

Many people don’t stop to think about the condition of their pipes when planning a bathroom remodeling project, but that’s a serious mistake. A remodel presents the perfect opportunity to have a plumber inspect your pipes. New pipes can improve the performance of plumbing fixtures, reduce utility costs, and generally make life more pleasant. This is especially true if your pipes are heavily clogged with years of corrosion or build-up.

Will You Be Adding or Relocating Fixtures?

You might be planning to change the position of fixtures or add new fixtures, such as a free-standing shower or a jetted tub. Any changes or additions that you make in your project will likely require you to reroute the plumbing. Consulting with a qualified plumber before you begin remodeling will help you create a viable plan for your future plumbing layout and ensure that the job is done correctly the first time.

Will You Be Adding Special Features?

As part of your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, you might want to add new features. For instance, you might want to add a water purifier in your kitchen or a dedicated tankless water heater for your shower. Many of these features might require special plumbing to work correctly. Planning for any special plumbing issues from the start will help you avoid any unnecessary delays or changes.

Remodeling projects require careful planning. It’s also not a good idea for the average homeowner to take care of the plumbing aspect of the job without expert help. At HRI Plumbing, we’re proud to help our neighbors in Springfield, IL and the surrounding area with their plumbing needs. For more information, check out our remodeling services or call us at 217-334-4545.