Brian Brooks February 26, 2018

How Redoing Your Home’s Plumbing During a Remodel Can Save You Money

Making renovations to your new home or simply choosing to remodel your existing home comes with a lot of responsibilities. However, it’s important to consider just how many things should be accomplished while the house is already in disarray. When you’ve chosen to undergo a remodeling project, it can be highly valuable to redo your home’s plumbing system at the same time. After all, this can potentially save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the future. Here’s why redoing your home plumbing system is vital to shaving money off of any future bills and what you should do to get the job done right.

Consider the Age of Your Home

If you’ve lived in the home for a while, you’re likely already aware of how long ago the home was built. Therefore, you should be able to acknowledge what issues are prevalent due to years of wear and tear, or because parts of the home were constructed with outdated or unsafe materials. On the other hand, if you’re moving into an older home for the first time, it’s just as important to take note of the home’s age to determine the sustainability of the systems running throughout the space.

Convince Yourself That New Plumbing is Worth the Cost Upfront

In both instances, if you’ve chosen to go ahead with a remodeling project, you should also redo your home’s plumbing system to extract the outdated pipework and install a new system before resealing the walls or laying down new floors. Why? Because the last thing you want to do is finish the project, see the beautiful result of your efforts, and suddenly be hit with a plumbing issue that could either damage the new construction outright or force you to reopen the beautiful walls and flooring you just installed. Either situation ends in spending money you wouldn’t need to if you’d simply replaced your plumbing while the construction was already underway. Therefore, if it’s within your budget, adding this task to the top of your remodel checklist could be your smartest decision.

On the Fence? Get a Home Inspection

If you can’t justify spending the money for a new plumbing system without seeing any problems in its current state, get a home inspection done by a professional plumber and/or contractor to give you a better idea of what to expect from your outdated pipes.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor and don’t let a bad judgment call ruin your expensive, hard-earned remodel. Choose to redo your home’s plumbing system during the renovation process and save yourself a hefty fee later down the road.