3 Important Plumbing Considerations for Your Basement Remodel

Before you start planning out your basement remodel, there are a few things to consider regarding the plumbing. Whether it’s in the basement or anywhere else in the home, the risks involved in DIY plumbing are too great. You don’t want to have to break up a newly remodeled basement because you tried to save a bit of time and money by not involving a professional. Not every basement is ready to have a new bathroom and will require some planning and permitting before you can get started on the project. 

Things to Keep in Mind for Your Basement Remodel

Plan your pipes before adding any walls or obstruction
  1. Plan your pipes before adding any walls or obstructions – The location of your pipes is important because you can’t move them once the walls are up. If possible, have a plumber come out before you do anything else to map out the route that everything will take. That way, there won’t be any surprises when it comes time to install the new piping.
  2. Install water valves near supply lines. While valves on supply lines may seem like overkill, they’re actually a good idea because they allow you to shut off individual water sources if needed. Plus, if something goes wrong with one pipe but not another, this prevents a lot of unnecessary expense.
  3. Clean any surfaces thoroughly. No matter what type of surface you’re working with, it’s always wise to make sure all surfaces are clean and free from debris, so nothing gets into the pipes.

Areas of Service for a Basement Remodel

The first thing you need to do is identify the areas of your basement that will need plumbing services. This usually includes:

  • Pipes
  • Plumbing
  • Drains
  • Ventilation
  • HVAC

Contact Allen & Sons today because once you know where the plumbing will be needed, you can start planning your basement remodel.

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