Significant part of any washroom renovation is plumbing alteration, relocation and upgrade. It is imperative for every home owner to hire a licensed plumber to do drain and water lines checkup as those pipes eventually will be covered with drywall with no access. If drain main stack and branches are made of cast iron or lead and water pipes are made of galvanized steel, there is no choice, both have to be upgraded with ABS and copper or PEX. Smaller parts like the ones on a picture, have to be replaced as well. In some cases when taps, valves or drain pop-up assemblies are not old, they can be re-used.
Shower fixtures become more sophisticated and complicated every year. Plumbers who install them require a large amount of experience. For example, determining the depth of the tap installation is very important. If it is done correctly, the trims and handles easily fit the stems after the cement board and tile installation. Our technicians recommends to check the shower body connections by the installation of finished trims and the verification of the range of depth (it depends on tile thickness). Another important thing is to properly secure all the valves and mixers to the studs with the right angle to the wall. Our technicians has service calls quite often regarding corrections to the taps installed by handymen without experience. It is hard to fix wrong installation when the walls are finished and there is limited access to water pipes and fittings.
Nowadays, there are plenty of faucets on the market. Home owners may be confused on what to decide. First, you have to figure out the type of taps that are suitable for your plumbing fixture. Note - there are one hole and three hole faucets for washroom sinks. Some vanities have pre-fabricated holes, which means that you do not have many choices. Other vanity tops are custom and the workers who install granites can drill either one or three holes. Second, you have to decide what style, traditional or modern, is best for your house and taste. Third, consider the finish of the faucet. For example, the chrome finish is the most popular and least expensive. Other finishes, like the brushed nickel or satin chrome are more expensive, the price possibly being raised up by 30% in comparison to the chrome one. However, some people find that the brushed nickel is better because of the lesser amount of maintenance required. There are many stores in Toronto where you can purchase any style of faucets, but most are on display in Home Depot and Lowe’s. Take a look in those stores and call our licensed technicians to install your faucet.
If you are in process of renovation and require assistance and to avoid extra costs of plumbing work at finish, hire licensed and experienced plumbers from our team of sewer and drain licensed technicians in Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville. We are always happy to help Toronto home owners with any drain or plumbing services.
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If you received unusual high charge for water usage, call our technicians. Our licensed plumbers are experienced in any plumbing problem investigation.
- Faucet Installation and Repair
- Toilet Installation and Repair
- A-Z Shower Services
- Shut Off Valve Service