Home renovations often require the expertise of multiple contractors and professionals. A large scale renovation often involves the services of electricians, HVAC professionals, roofers, general contractors, plumbers, and more. When it comes to residential plumbers, a lot of homeowners assume that they are only needed when a drain needs to be unclogged or when part of the plumbing system needs to be repaired. However, plumbers are also essential during a remodel. Here are three common projects where hiring a plumber is a necessity.
Changing The Layout
Whether it's the kitchen, the bathroom, or even the laundry room, changing the layout of a space that has running water will require the services of a plumber. Simply moving fixtures, such as a sink, a bathtub, or a toilet, can be pricey. Simply moving one line of plumbing costs between $653 and $802. This is one project where a residential plumbing contractor is a necessity. In some cases it may be necessary to re-pipe the entire home during a remodel. The cost of this can range anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000 depending on the size of the home and the number of bathrooms.
Installing New Fixtures
When it comes to actually installing new fixtures, hiring a plumber can help. While many homeowners are able to install new faucets, toilets, and appliances, hiring a plumber will ensure that the installation is done properly. A plumber is also able to install these fixtures quickly as well, allowing the rest of the renovation to move forward as soon as possible. The cost to install new fixtures will vary depending on the complexity of the job and the plumber. However, on average plumbers charge between $45 and $150 per hour for this type of work.
New Water Heater
During the renovation process many homeowners take a second look at their water heaters. If they are older or working less efficiently, then a new water heater is often added to the list. A residential plumber can help home owners determine which water heater will work best for their home and install it during the renovation. A traditional water heater typically costs between $300 and $3,500 with installation while a tankless water heater typically ranges between $1,800 and $5,000. A new water heater can last for years and increase the home's energy efficiency.
During a home renovation, there is a lot of work to be done. Residential plumbers can be used for a variety of projects. Homeowners who are planning on changing the layout in rooms that have plumbing, who are installing new fixtures, or who are having a new water heater installed, should contact a residential plumber during the renovation.