How Much Does It Cost To Move Plumbing Fixtures?
Is that dream kitchen or bathroom renovation check off on your list of things to do for your home? Be it a serious ambition or something relatively simple; you will have to factor in the costs of the project in advance.
The answer is simple; they affect your capacity to finance the renovation project fully. In short, you need to have a budget that details the much it would cost you to install a concealed cistern, or relocate the toilet. Any of this can be hundreds or thousands of dollars for the project. The same impact on your finances stands when it comes to doing renovations in the kitchen such as installing a new inlet or outlet for the dishwasher or any other plumbing.
Understand that every home is different and likewise the improvements needed; as such, it’s hard to give an exact sum of how much a renovation project can cost. Nevertheless, the information below can shed some light on the matter helping you make better choices and decisions for the plumbing changes.
Planning your plumbing project
Start with figuring out three key things: the what, where, how, and who.
1. What: It involves estimating the scope of the project. It will need you to consult builder or plumber before starting the project to get an experts opinion on various aspects that determine the success of the project and the related costs.
2. Where and How: It cover the nitty-gritty of the project, but with a more detailed understand of each stage of the job. It will give you an idea of what is involved, the location of each fixture and how it should be done.
3. Who: It requires knowing who are the master of the trade; the guys you need to hire to get the job done such as the plumber, bathroom/kitchen renovator, and electrician. Otherwise, you can opt to go for a jack of all trades “a renovator” who specializes in kitchens of bathrooms to handle the project.
Do You Need A Licensed Plumber?
Yes. The demanding nature of the job including the health and safety implications dictate the need to hire a licensed and experienced plumber. Other issues should also be put into consideration. For instance, if the renovation will include the installation of a new gas water heater, then you should ensure the licensed plumber is also a certified gasfitter because not who plumber with licensed are gasfitters.
Some plumbers market themselves as “Master Plumbers.” In most cases, such plumbers are members of a national plumbers’ association and thus have access to the latest training and know the latest trends in the industry. They may hold licensures to that of other plumbers but are of higher professional standards.
Besides the proof of licensure, the plumber should also show a compliance certificate after finishing the job. The certificate is confirmation that the work was done according to set standards and services as protection in the event there are faults in the work.