It to hire a professional plumber yearly for a thorough inspection of residential plumbing. A professional has the tools and skills to detect issues that a non-plumber might miss. However, this does not mean you always have to get a pro plumber to notice common plumbing issues. Keep an eye out for these things.For a…
Hire a Professional Plumbing Service for Your Basement Bathroom Installation
A professional plumbing service is essential when adding a bathroom to your basement. We have helped a lot of homeowners remodel their homes over the years, and one of the most common projects is to complete an unfinished basement for additional square footage. Whether you are adding living space or just play space, a bathroom will be essential, and we can help you determine your plumbing needs and make them a reality.
Why a professional plumbing service is necessary
Dealing with plumbing is not easy. It is especially difficult when the plumbing has not been roughed in, there are no drains and no pipes have previously been installed in that area of the home. This can require excavation and connecting the new plumbing with the existing pipes. This is by no means a do-it-yourself project. It is critical to get professional help; otherwise, the chances of plumbing not being done correctly or the water not draining out appropriately are incredibly high. Amateur work can lead to flooding and water damage, which is truly not worth the risk.
Deciding which type of bathroom to install in the basement
Even if your finished basement will be an open space that can be used as a game room or play area for the kids, it is advisable to add a full or at least partial bathroom. Otherwise, everyone will constantly be running upstairs to use the bathroom, and spending time in the basement will become far less enjoyable. Still, there are several factors to consider. Many homeowners, for example, know they would like a toilet in the basement but are not sure how large the bathroom should be or whether they should also install a shower. Here are a few questions to ask when making those decisions.
How will the basement be used?
If the basement is being finished simply to provide a warm and convenient storage space, a toilet and sink will be more than sufficient. However, if this is going to be a popular family hangout or living space, it is a good idea to install a full bathroom.
Will anyone be sleeping downstairs?
Anytime the basement is going to be used for a guest room or as an overflow sleeping space when friends are in town, there should be a shower at minimum. If young children could be sleeping downstairs, it is wise to install a bathtub as well.
Who will primarily be using the space?
The age and health of the people using the basement bathroom should be taken into consideration. If it is primarily going to be used by young children, for example, the sink height should be set accordingly. If the space is going to be used by elderly parents on a prolonged visit, the bathroom itself might need to be slightly larger and the fixtures functional for someone using a walker.
Do people enter the house from the basement?
Sometimes, families enter the home from the downstairs daylight basement after swimming in the pool or playing in the yard. If this is the case, we recommend installing a shower so it is easy for people to clean up before going into the rest of the house.
What a professional plumbing service can do for you
We do not handle the construction of walls, installation of flooring or electrical work. Instead, we focus on plumbing specifically. As a professional plumbing company, we have chosen to keep our area of focus very narrow to ensure we can provide the best possible service and quality workmanship for our customers. We are happy to work with you as a homeowner or with the general contractor you hire. For help or more information on your basement bathroom installation, give us a call.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Prodigy Plumbing Inc, request an appointment in our Cerritos dental office here: https://www.prodigyplumbinglbc.com. Or call us at (562) 413-1928.