Bathroom Remodeling in Ruston
Work with the Top Bathroom Remodeling Providers
After months of saving and browsing through home remodeling magazines, you’re ready to tackle your bathroom remodeling project. Although your ideas are all ready to be implemented into the new design, there are certain issues that you may not have considered such as plumbing issues, local codes, and various other specifications. Before you begin, be sure you know the facts.
Important Plumbing Issues You Need to Consider
When we think of remodeling our bathroom, the first things that come to mind are having new paint, wall coverings, and flooring installed. After all, that’s what people see, right? However, there are certain plumbing issues that must be considered with a bathroom remodel or renovation. Does your venting need to be replaced? Do you need to move some pipe connections? If you’re replacing your toilet and bathtub, make sure your piping underneath does not need to be replaced as well. If it needs replacing, it’s better to do it during the remodel, when things are already torn apart, than to do it later.
In their goal of having the most beautiful bathroom in the area, many don’t take the time to make sure their walls and flooring are water resistant or water repellent. This is particularly important if you have children, which tend to turn bath time into fun time.
Which Local Codes Need to Be Complied with?
We’ve all heard about the multitude of building permits that homeowners must obtain before we have any remodeling or renovations done on our homes. The same applies to bathroom remodeling. In addition to obtaining required building permits, you’ll also have to comply with building codes specifically applying to bathrooms.
There may be state codes as well as city codes; however, they generally vary from state to state and city to city so contact your local government office.
Although there may be others, here are some of the most common codes involved with bathroom remodeling:
- Bathroom sink codes- Bathroom sinks must be a certain distance from side walls and bathtubs and must also have designated inches of front clearance.
- Bathtub and shower codes- These codes may regulate shower stall size, anti-scalding devices and shower door size.
- Bathroom toilet codes- Many areas regulate clearance in the front of the toilet and the use of water-saving devices.
- Electrical codes- These codes require the use of waterproof light fixtures and GFCI outlets.
- Plumbing codes- Depending on the area where you live, your waste will either have to go into a septic system or city sewer line.
Advantages of Hiring a Professional Plumbing Contractor in Ruston
As much as we enjoy saving some money and feeling the pride of something we’ve done ourselves, calling a professional is often better and more cost-effective in the long run. This is particularly true when you’re hiring the professionals at Mark Johnson Plumbing.
We’ll not only meet but exceed all your expectations. We’re familiar with the local and state codes and statutes, knowledgeable about working around electrical components and will perform our services with these things in mind. When your bathroom is finished, you’ll discover you didn’t pay all that much more but also have a professional job that will last indefinitely.
Ready to get your bathroom remodeling needs met? Give Mark Johnson Plumbing a call at (318) 257-6167 and learn about what services we can offer you.
“We have been using Mark Johnson Plumbing for a number of years.”- James A.
“He was very professional & founds the two problems quickly!”- Marion W.
“Service was great, fast, friendly, and exactly what was agreed on. They were on time and did I mention friendly?”- Mark T.