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A Guide to Renovating Bathrooms in Washington

Anybody who has watched any home renovation shows on television knows that bathroom remodels are among the most transformative and exciting home upgrades that homeowners can undertake. While they typically are among the smallest rooms in the home, upgrading fixtures, improving functionality, or even laying out the floor plan a little differently all can massively improve your quality of life and the quality of life of everyone else living in the home.

Knowing all this, it comes as no surprise that GPS Plumbing receives many calls a year with questions about remodeling bathrooms. While we don’t handle any flooring,painting, or décor, we are able to provide certain remodeling services as they pertain to plumbing. Considering how many of those types of jobs require permits, there is some work best left to the professionals.

Remodeling Services Plumbers Provide

Plumbing is a major part of any bathroom remodel, in large part because the rearranging of floor plans often requires that we change the point of entry for water, which sometimes means that we have to move and/or add pipes.

Even if we don’t necessarily move or reroute anything, a remodel can sometimes bring to light the need to upgrade certain aspects of the system. On the one hand, this can mean more modern fixtures that match the aesthetic of the remodel, but it also can mean doing some repairs or upgrades in the stuff that will be hidden inside a vanity or behind the drywall.

There are a lot of decisions homeowners need to make in regard to plumbing during a remodel. You may want to enlarge the drain, for example, if clogged drains are a consistent problem in your home. You may want to hide plumbing lines. You may want a curbless shower. Any of these require extra planning on our part, but we’re happy to help with any of it.

Knowing How and When to Get Permits

Anytime a homeowner is undertaking a remodel of any type, whether they’re hiring professionals or doing it on their own, they need to make sure they’ve got the right permits lined up to complete the job legally.

If you do hire GPS Plumbing to complete a remodel, this isn’t something you’ll have to worry about because we’ll take care of getting all the necessary permits. However, if you are doing a project without the help of a professional, please know that you should get a permit for the following types of jobs:

  • Adding plumbing fixtures
  • Repairing damage to plumbing
  • Replacing fixtures during a remodel

The following types of plumbing jobs do not require a permit:

  • Repairing fixtures
  • Replacing or repairing shower doors and curtains

Using GPS Plumbing for Your Bathroom Remodel

If you are interested in a bathroom or shower remodel in Monroe, WA, consider reaching out to GPS Plumbing to help. From tubs to toilets, we can provide customers with all the latest and greatest in bathroom design. We want you to love your bathroom remodel, and we want to be the ones that do all the heavy lifting.

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