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5 Plumbing Considerations When Planning a Bathroom Remodel

 

A bathroom remodel is the perfect time to improve its plumbing. Plan the plumbing modifications wisely so they are compatible with the new design. Zeek Plumbing is happy to consult with you in order to ensure the best plan of action.

 

The following are 5 important plumbing considerations to contemplate when designing your bathroom remodel:

 

1. Determine if you need to relocate plumbing fixtures

By changing the placement of certain fixtures the amount of time required for the remodel is greater, as well as, the overall cost.

For example, to transfer a toilet-

  • Refitting pipes may be necessary.
  • The plumber has to ensure that these new pipes do not interfere with the foundation.
  • The relocation of vents may need to take place.  This might affect the positioning of walls or other fixtures.

It is important to evaluate if the transfer of plumbing fixtures is necessary as the process may require a lot of time, effort, and money.

 

2. Enlarge the drain size if needed

If the drain is becoming clogged on a regular basis, a larger drain size should be a consideration. This increased drain size will help prevent the chance of clogs in the future.

A curbless shower is a beautiful way to update your bathroom
curbless shower

 

3. Considering a curbless shower

A curbless shower is a popular option today but requires expert installation.

  • The floor must be removed in order to place the shower base properly.
  • The shower base must be sloped correctly. This will prevent any water deposits in the bathroom.

 

4. Hide plumbing lines or not?

The choice to hide plumbing lines or not is more of an aesthetic decision, yet is a serious commitment in that, any change once the job is complete, would not only be troublesome, but costly.

Exposing the pipes ->  gives a more industrial look

Concealing the pipes ->  gives a more modern and sleek aesthetic

The decision is purely a personal preference.

 

5. Update your plumbing fixtures

 

New bathroom fixtures are not only beautiful but many are eco-friendly as well.
Updated Bathroom Faucet

 

A remodel is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your existing fixtures. There are many eco-friendly fixtures today that can reduce your water consumption, save you money, and also look beautiful.

  • Water-efficient showerheads -> save water while still providing the same amount of water pressure
  • Water-saving bathroom faucets -> eco-friendly
  • Low-flow toilets -> use significantly less water per flush

Choosing water-conserving fixtures, like a new and more efficient toilet, is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your bathroom’s performance and create a more environmentally friendly space.

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Michael T.
Thank you, Zeek Plumbing, for your quick response and excellent service on a water heater installation from June 2022.Tim came out the same day that I called when our hot water heater sprung a leak making a mess of the basement (other local companies I had called stated they were unable to come until 1-2 days later). He was so kind & knowledgeable! We had the choice to replace parts on our old unit, and possibly have to wait 2+ weeks for parts due to COVID supply chain issues, or replace the unit entirely. Tim took the time to explain the pros & cons to both without pressuring us. Steve gave us a quote over the phone and ultimately we chose to replace with a new Bradford White. Richard & Oliver showed up the following morning at 8AM. Service was quick, they left the area clean, and price was fair.
Jeannette F.
I had a good experience with Zeek. I contacted them to install a water softener. They put me in touch with the supplier, who tested by water and recommended a system. Then Zeek installed it. Rich patiently walked me through the ins-and-outs, and they were finished in just a few hours.I note that Zeek had to push back the installation date because they were late ordering of the water softener. But they apologized, set a new date, and got it all done. We all make mistakes; but it's those (like Zeek) that take responsibility and fix the issue that deserve repeat business.I'm already contacting Zeek again for other work that needs doing!
JC C
I had Zeek plumbing come. A guy Bill came and realized he could not do the job since cabinet had tiny opening for tiny person so he called another staff member to come. He knew exactly what the problem was . At first I thought maybe he did not want to do job or I had to call another company. I said to myself let me see and got call stating Oliver was going to do it but Tim would also help. They both came out and I liked both of them. They were both very nice , professional and fixed the problem . They were their for about an hour and a half and ended out charging me they said for 1 hour. I will know for sure when I get a bill from credit card , they gave me no paper statement or bill just told me verbally what I was going to be charged . I was recommended to use this company from my electrician . I recommend that a plumber always put paper or plastic boots on in front of customer. Their boots can really make marks on floors or carpet . Most customers would appreciate this and it is also a sign of respect for property . I recommend this company and would use them again soon .
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Chris T.
Steve and his crew responded in hours. Bill was incredibly knowledgeable and courteous. Could not have been happier!!!
maureen D.
Had a great experience today with Zeek plumbing. Rich and Nick stopped by because my boiler was smoking and releasing smell into the basement. Turns out there were a few other things wrong with it. It’s a 30 year old unit that needs replacing but that’s not going to be for a while so I really needed the service. My appointment was scheduled for 8am and they were here at 7:53 which was great. Rich showed me everything he was doing as he fixed things and did his best to explain everything to me although honestly everything went right over my head. Still though I highly appreciated the explanation of everything! I’m happy to say that the boiler is running like a brand new unit. No odor, no delay and it was all done very quickly! I think the price was reasonable considering they were here for two hours. Also thought it was awesome that Rich played with my Dog and pet my ferret! Haha anyhow. I highly recommend these guys, very high level of professionalism. I had another company come out a few months ago for similar issue and it was not fixed at all… and the other things that Rich identified that should have been fixed were left to rot essentially. Anyway I highly recommend Zeek for your plumbing needs. They did a great job.
Leo S.
I highly recommend using Zeek Plumbing & Mechanical. They respond quickly to phone calls, are punctual and very knowledgeable about all aspects of your plumbing needs and concerns. Rich is personable and is an expert at completing the job from start to finish.
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