Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom? The idea might sound simple and appealing, however, even moving the bathtub, sink or toilet with only a few centimeters requires a major plumbing work. That is because under these fixtures there is a complex system made of water pipes which will have to be moved, as well. In this article, our plumbers in London explain how they relocate a bathroom water pipe.
Steps taken by plumbers near me to relocate a bathroom water pipe in London
When relocating a bathroom water pipe, our plumber in London will research which types of pipes connect the bathroom to the main pipe.
Copper pipes represent the most used piping, even though that depends largely on the year when the house was built.
In case the piping is made of copper, our plumbers in London will have to solder the fittings together. There are, though, transition fixtures which can be safer for household use, such as CPVC or Pex.
In order to cut the copper piping, our local plumbers will use a tube cutter and for CPVC or Pex, they will utilize a plastic pipe cutter.
Placing the new drainpipe in its place is quite a straightforward step. The drainpipe has to be a quarter inch per foot fall, so that the waste and the water move at the same rate.
Sink drains have to run from smaller to larger drains all the time. The plumbing code requires that all fittings are vented. Our local plumbers will ensure they take care of this aspect, as well.
Things to consider when remodeling your bathroom in London
When remodeling a bathroom in London, there are certain important aspects to consider before making a final decision, such as:
• Relocating a sink could be the least costly, however, the sink has to be moved on the same wall, otherwise, moving it to another one could prove to be expensive;
• Relocating a bathtub implies moving the drainage and the hot and cold water. This also implies patching the area where the tub was placed beforehand. The floor will have to be re-tiled and other cosmetic work will have to be effectuated, too;
• Relocating a shower implies moving the pipes on the wall and under the floor. The drainage also has to be relocated. Then, new tiling and shower screens will have to be set in place by our emergency plumber in London. This adds up to a bigger price.
If you need to know more about how to re-route the bathroom plumbing, or for any other plumbing services in London, please feel free to contact our friendly staff.