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Here Are 5 Plumbing Tips to Follow When Remodeling

The pleasant spring weather in Texas is a great time for a kitchen or bathroom remodel, and it can be one of the most rewarding upgrades to your home. Installing new eco-friendly fixtures can help you save money and are good for the planet. Here are a few tips you need to consider before your bathroom or kitchen renovation.

1. Know the Location of Pipes

Even if the remodel will not involve the kitchen or bathroom, you need to know the location of your pipes. Sometimes, pipes run between walls or floors. The last thing you want is to tear down a wall in the bedroom, only to find that water pipes are running through it.

2. Shut Off the Water

Before you begin any plumbing work, you should shut off the water at the main. If the job is a simple fixture replacement, you sometimes only need to shut off the valve at that fixture. The most important thing is to remember to do this, even if the job seems small. It does not take long for water damage to become a major issue quickly.

3. Be Cautious Around Electricity

Whenever you are doing plumbing work, it is always a good idea to shut off the power in the area, too. As you know, water and electricity do not mix, and if you accidentally get the electrical system of your home wet, then you could cause the potential for shock or an electrical fire. When working around water and electricity, you can never be too cautious.

4. Take Your Time

One of the most important principles in plumbing is to take your time. It pays to take the time to make sure you have all the tools and everything you need before you begin the job. It is also important to take the time to get everything connected and properly threaded. Taking your time means that your plumbing will be secure, and you will be less likely to develop a leak or failure now or in the future.

5. Know Your Limits

One of the most important things to know when doing kitchen and bathroom remodeling is to know when it is time to call in a professional. You can watch videos that make it sound easy, but plumbing is seldom as easy as it looks. Calling someone who can do the job right the first time means not having to pay for someone to do it again a second time.

Ecoworks Plumbing provides customers in Beaumont, TX and surrounding areas with plumbing solutions that get the job done right. Our services are also good for the planet. We can help install eco-friendly, tankless water heaters, low-flow toilets, and other green solutions to your plumbing needs. Contact us before your next remodeling job, and we will be happy to help with any repair, installation, or replacement that you need.

The EcoWorks team is standing by to provide you with the right solutions to your home’s plumbing system. Call 409-207-9522 now!

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