Remodeling a bathroom in your home can be a fun and exciting project. However, a complete bathroom remodel is not inexpensive, so it is important that everything is done right. A lot of homeowners contemplate a DIY approach or think about hiring a handyman to undertake the plumbing projects associated with a full bathroom remodel. In almost all cases, doing either of these things is not a good idea. Your best bet is to hire an experienced, licensed plumbing contractor to complete all the plumbing tasks that must be done when completely remodeling a bathroom. Some of the top reasons it is important to hire a plumbing contractor for a full bathroom remodel include:
Make Sure Things Are Done Right the First Time
Removing an old toilet and replacing it with a new one or converting a tub/shower into a large walk-in shower are quite complicated tasks. Even if you're handy and have some experience with home improvement projects, it is easy to make mistakes when taking on major plumbing tasks that you're not familiar with. Hiring a plumbing contractor helps ensure that all of the plumbing projects that need to be completed during your bathroom remodel are done right the first time, which can save you money and help ensure that the project is not delayed because something was done incorrectly and has to be fixed.
Up to Code
An experienced plumbing contractor will be familiar with all local plumbing codes, and will make sure that any work done in your bathroom is up to code. If you try to do plumbing tasks yourself or just hire a handyman, you run the risk of your plumbing system not being up to code. If the plumbing in your newly remodeled bathroom is not up to code, you could face issues when you try to sell your home in the future.
Licensed plumbing contractors carry insurance, which protects you financially while the plumbing in your bathroom is being worked on. For example, if you try to replace a toilet in your bathroom on your own and you break the new toilet, you're out of luck-- you'll have to spend your own money to buy another replacement. On the other hand,if anything goes wrong when you hire a plumbing contractor to do the work, his or her insurance company will cover the cost of anything that is accidentally damaged and needs to be replaced.