4 Tips for Remodel Plumbing

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Are you getting ready to remodel your bathroom or kitchen? Before you start picking out new cabinets and backsplashes, you may want to consider your plumbing remodel needs.

remodel plumbing Greenville MI

Are you getting ready to remodel your bathroom or kitchen? Before you start picking out new cabinets and backsplashes, you may want to consider your plumbing remodel needs.

When you plan your dream kitchen or bathroom, it’s easy to forget that the necessary piping won’t magically follow your sink or other fixtures wherever you place them in the room. Both your bathroom and your kitchen require hot and cold water supply and drain lines. The kitchen may also require gas lines for your oven and range. 

Fortunately, our bathroom and kitchen remodel plumbers have the skills and experience to reroute your pipes or install new pipes. We offer both traditional plumbing repair, rerouting, and installation as well as gas piping and venting

As you begin your remodeling project, here are four tips to keep in mind so your new bathroom or kitchen will be as functional as it is beautiful:

  1. Use a remodeling plumber
  2. Question simple pricing quotes
  3. Consider a complete replacement
  4. Hire a plumber you can trust

1. Use a Remodeling Plumber

This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t know that remodeling plumbers exist. Think about it — when was the last time you called a plumber? Unless you’ve had new plumbing installed recently, it was probably due to a plumbing emergency. However, emergency plumbers and remodeling plumbers aren’t necessarily the same.

Emergency plumbers know the situation is time-sensitive, so they show up as soon as possible and do whatever is necessary to stop the problem. In an emergency, this is an invaluable service, but it also tends to be expensive. Quick response times and the use of what’s available, not what’s necessarily cheapest, drives up the price of your plumber’s visit.

For a remodeling project, you want to schedule a time for our remodeling plumber to show up in advance. Sure, everyone wants their project finished as soon as possible, but remodels can afford to wait for service, unlike emergencies. Additionally, our remodeling plumber will be able to purchase the right supplies for the job, instead of using the supplies we happen to have on hand. All of this drives the price down.

At Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we’re proud to offer emergency plumbing services for customers who need help fast. However, for a remodel, we recommend contacting us to schedule an appointment in advance so our plumbers can come prepared and save you money in the long run.

2. Question Simple Pricing Quotes

Before you start on a major project, it’s natural to want to know how much it is going to cost. However, be wary of plumbers who offer a simple pricing quote or promise to keep the project under a certain budget before examining the bathroom or kitchen itself.

Although we’d like to be able to promise a price based off of a conversation, the fact is that a good plumber won’t promise what can’t be known. Your pipes are hidden in your walls and floor, which means that our plumber can’t determine the scope of the job until after inspection. If you hire a plumber guaranteeing a simple, low price, you’re setting yourself up for a disappointing conversation once the project gets started and hidden problems come to light.

At Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we won’t promise prices for bathrooms and kitchens we haven’t even inspected. However, we will promise to be honest about our price estimates and to do our best to lower costs without sacrificing quality.

3. Consider a Complete Replacement

Before you start on a bathroom or kitchen remodel, it helps to at least consider the possibility that you may need to completely replace your pipes.

As we stated earlier, plumbing projects are difficult to quote because so much of the job is hidden behind walls and under floors. You’ll want to prepare for the possibility that we may find pipes that are in dangerous condition and need to be replaced as soon as possible.

A bathroom or kitchen remodel may be the only opportunity to inspect your plumbing since the pipes were installed in the first place. By hiring a remodeling plumber, you can make sure you’ll have someone who will be honest with you about what sort of upgrades may be necessary. Preparing for this possibility beforehand will make it easier to invest in a full replacement if that is what’s required, knowing that you’ll be protecting your new kitchen or bathroom for years to come with a safe, dependable plumbing system.

4. Hire a Plumber You Can Trust

Above all, you want to make sure to hire a plumber you can trust. Our team at Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has nearly 40 years of experience serving our community. We’ve spent the past four decades committing to high-quality service and developing strong relationships built on trust with our customers.

Protect Your Remodel with Quality Plumbing

Our Greenville, MI, remodeling plumbers can repair, reroute, or install pipes for your kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel. We also serve clients in Belding, MI, and Livonia, MI. Call Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating, Inc., at (888) 641-3907, or contact us online to request an estimate.