By Bellevue Plumbing Pro

Remodeling your home can be exciting and fun. It can also increase the value of your home.

There are some things you should be aware of if your goal is to update your home’s plumbing.

These are six common mistakes homeowners make when attempting to improve their home.

Installing the Wrong Type of Pipes

What is the difference between a grey water line and black water line? Both lines are used to collect wastewater. The gray water line is for wastewater from sinks, washing machines and bathtubs. The black water line is used to collect wastewater from toilets, also known as sewage.

Also, ensure that the pipes you select are the right size. This brings us to our next tip.

Failure to Accurately Measure

You don’t want to end up with pipes that are either too long or too small, or a sink that won’t fit into your bathroom. You’ll save a lot of money and time by double- and triply checking your measurements.

You Forgot to Turn Off the Water

If you don’t turn off your water supply before beginning a plumbing project, it can cause a flood in your home and property damage. Are you unsure where your shut-off valve is located?

Fail to Become Familiar with The Local Permit Laws

Although building codes can vary from one state to the next, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is a good resource for information. Remodeling projects that alter the existing footprint, electrical system or plumbing will usually require a permit.

Before you begin your home improvement project, make sure you have all the necessary permits. Officials could also issue a stop-work order or fine you if you are caught with the wrong permits.

Use The Wrong Tools

These eight tools are essential if you plan to tackle any plumbing projects in your home.

Unrealistic Expectations

Don’t overestimate your DIY skills, this can lead to costly mistakes. It’s okay to not be a licensed plumber. Are you familiar with home improvements, including those involving plumbing? If you don’t know the answer, it is best to call the professionals. We can help you save both time and money. Get in touch with us today