Many homeowners will remodel their bathrooms in an attempt to increase the value of their home or simply to enjoy a better bathroom for themselves. For experienced designers, DIY can be an affordable route to go. However, beginners could easily make mistakes that will result in plumbing problems. The Las Vegas plumbers have compiled a list of the most common mistakes and what steps to take to avoid them.
Not measuring the toilet rough-in
Too many people think they can estimate the size of the rough-in while purchasing the toilet. Sure, the average size in the US is 12 inches, but older homes could be 10 or 14 inches. You won’t know until you take an exact measurement. Ordering the wrong size will result in lost money and lost time. It’ll take much longer to finish your remodeling if you keep buying the wrong size. In order to properly measure the toilet rough-in, you’ll need a tape measure. Start from the wall behind the toilet and measure up to the bolt caps of your current toilet. If you don’t already have a toilet installed, contact the plumbers Las Vegas relies on to get an accurate measurement.
Not properly venting the bathroom sink drain
Running new sink drain lines into a bathroom should always be done by a professional. There are too many instances of homeowners doing it themselves and ruining their entire plumbing system. If the drains are not properly vented, the trap will get sucked dry. This will prevent the sewer system from functioning like it’s supposed to. This also leaves your home vulnerable to methane entering through the drains. Don’t let this happen. Contact the plumbers Las Vegas homeowners trust most.
Not sloping the shower floor correctly
When installing the shower, the first thing to go down is the masonry. This acts as the base of the shower. Before you can continue installing the rest of the shower, you need to be a hundred percent sure that it is slanted properly. This means having a ¼ inch slope per foot. This is to ensure the water drains efficiently when showering. If you fail to slope it right, your shower will act as a bathtub. The water will sit for days at a time resulting in mold. Get it done right the first time by calling the plumbers Las Vegas residents rely on.
Sure, it may be a good feeling to remodel the bathroom all on your own, but is a tiny mistake that could result in costly repairs really worth it? It’s certainly not. Get the job done right the first time by calling the experts at JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning. They are well trained in all matters plumbing with over 30 years of experience. In addition to initially setting up your bathroom plumbing, they can also come out a few times a year to properly maintain it. For more information about the plumbers Las Vegas homeowners love, contact 702.227.5622.