Should I hire a plumber to help me remodel my bathroom?

by All Purpose Plumbing on April 11, 2014

Your Bathroom Remodel – Reasons to Hire a Plumber


Bathroom RemodelingWhen it’s time to remodel your bathroom, it’s always best to hire a plumber to do the job. There can be many kinds of plumbing issues that will come up that should only be handled by a professional. Hiring a professional plumber will only benefit you in the long run. Before they deconstruct your bathroom in preparation for the remodel, they will investigate and may find plumbing issues that need to be corrected before the remodel can actually take place. This not only prevents wasted time during the process, but will also keep future plumbing problems at bay by addressing them during construction.

Professional plumbers know how much time it takes to get the job done right, and they will schedule with you for the best time to do it. If you were to hire a simple handyman, you may find yourself several days into it with the project on hold while they contact professionals to fix troublesome spots. Plumbers already know who to contact and will schedule with them when to do work that they can’t do themselves, saving days of remodeling.

If you have been looking for just the right faucet or shower-head and coming up blank, a professional plumber may be just the person to turn to. They have better access to those items that make your bath distinctly yours and will have, on hand, a wider selection to choose from, or will be able to order it in faster than you can.

They are experienced in not only the functionality of the bathroom, but also in the design and layout. They can relocate key pieces of your bath, such as a shower-head or sink to change the overall appearance and functionality of the room. Perhaps your bathroom seems just too small, but with a simple design change would seem much larger and offer more storage space. A professional plumber can take care of that without a lot of headaches.

You can get an accurate quote from a plumber with virtually no surprises when you use a professional to help you plan, design, and remodel your bathroom. You just can’t get that when you do it yourself or hire just any old handyman. Don’t make it more time-consuming and expensive than it has to be. By doing it right the first time you will save money and be happier for many more years than you would be otherwise.

Are you looking to remodel the bathroom in your Tacoma home? Call All Purpose Plumbing at (253) 473-5100 and get started today!


How do I know if my home needs to be repiped?

by All Purpose Plumbing on April 4, 2014

Signs Your Home Needs to be Repiped


RepipeOver the course of time, the drainage system in your home will become damaged due to wear and tear. When equipped with the knowledge of what to look for, you will be able to tell if the plumbing system in your home needs to be repiped. There are several signs that will point you in the direction of pipe replacement.

The most recognizable sign of faulty plumbing is water leaks. Some water leaks can be caused by loose threading on a pipe and would be in one area. But if you start noticing water leaks in various areas, you may have a problem. You will need to have your plumbing checked for leaky pipes. If left unattended, leaks can damage the structure of a home.

Another sign of pipe deterioration is rusty colored water. An old pipe system may have corroded and began to rust. This rusty material flakes off into the water flow causing a rusty mix of water. You may also see flakes in your water that are washing out from the pipes. This will affect the quality of your water, making it unsafe to drink.

Also, as the pipes become aged, deposits and scale build up and can block the pipes. This in turn will cause a low water pressure in your home. If you notice a drop in your water flow and volume, it may be time to replace your home’s water pipes. In addition to the low water pressure, the buildup of deposits on the pipes will cause inconsistent water temperatures. You may notice that the water is very slow in warming up or it may suddenly spike from hot to cold.

Many houses that are 20 years or older and have never had the pipes replaced are probably good candidates for repiping. In years past, the pipes were not made out of the quality of materials that are available today. The older pipes degenerated faster causing the interior of the pipes to begin flaking off, this piping system is not safe by the standards of today and should be replaced in older homes.

Do you need to repipe your Tacoma home? Call All Purpose Plumbing at (253) 473-5100 and schedule a service call immediately!


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