Are you planning a new plumbing installation in your new or existing Corona del Mar, CA home? We hope you’re not considering doing it yourself—that’s a surefire way to spend more money on repairs later, even for simple things like faucet or fixture installation—but even when you’re working with a professional, there are some things you need to consider before taking the plunge.
There are three major factors you need to take into consideration when planning your new plumbing—these aren’t necessarily the only things you’ll have to decide, but it’s a good starting point before you talk to a plumber.
What do you need in your bathroom?
If you’re planning a plumbing installation outside of your bathroom, you might still consider upgrading your bathroom while you’re at it. For example, perhaps a low-flow toilet would help you conserve water (and they’re good for the environment, too). Motion-sensor sinks are popular, especially in the COVID-19 era, and depending on the design, can add storage or enhance the look of your bathroom. Is your shower head ready to be upgraded? Consider a rainshower head or add additional heads or spigots for a truly luxurious experience.
What do you need in your kitchen?
The kitchen is the other main part of the home that uses plenty of water-guzzling appliances, so consider it carefully when you’re planning a new plumbing installation in Corona del Mar, CA. It’s also a space that will undergo plenty of stress, whether from food particles and clogs or increased use in comparison to the rest of the home. Refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks and more should be factored into your plumbing plans—plus, if you’re interested in upgrading your home with luxury features like an over-the-stove faucet (which is great for filling up large pots, eliminating the need to carry the pot to the sink and back), you need to have that in mind before you talk to a plumber. The earlier and more complete your plans are, the easier it will be to give you a quote and time estimate.
Will you need a gas line installation?
Finally, if you need a gas line installation, your plumber can help there, too. Natural gas is often cheaper than electricity, which helps save money on utility bills over time. Thinking about getting a gas-powered stove, water heater or other appliances? Tell your plumber what you have in mind, and they’ll be able to recommend best installation practices as well as other places you may want to install a gas line.
Getting the right plumbing—and all of it that you might need—the first time around will save you a lot of time, money and frustration down the line. Even if you think you’ve covered all the possibilities, it’s still worth chatting with a professional to make sure there’s nothing you’ve overlooked.
Are you ready for your new plumbing installation in Corona del Mar, CA? Get in touch with McKeown Plumbing to take advantage of Orange County’s premier plumbing services.