Are you adding a bathroom? When going through the process of adding a bathroom most people tend to think where is the existing plumbing? How far your existing plumbing is from new bathroom will definitely affect the bottom line as far as price. But what are some very important things to be aware of before calling a Orlando plumbing company.
- Drain location Drain location is very important. If the drain is to far from the new bathroom it may not have enough fall to reach existing drain. For example if your existing drain is a few inches under the slab and the new bathroom location is twenty feet away this will not work. The reason why is you need at least 1/8″-1/4″ per foot of fall depending on size of pipe to allow gravity to work on waste water.
- Drain Size Many of our customers think if they have a drain in the area they are adding a bathroom it makes it easier. This is not the case. If you are adding a full bathroom you need a drain size of at least 3″ to handle toilet waste water. Having a size of 2″ is not going to work and is against plumbing codes. If you are not adding a toilet and only want shower and sink a two inch line is fine.
- Water Piping Water piping is a little easier to deal with because you don’t have to worry about pitch. There are somethings to look for such as trying to keep new bathroom close to the hot water supply from existing house. This will prevent you from having to install two water heaters.
When adding a bathroom it is a good idea to call a local plumber. If you need a plumber in Orlando call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-490-1230 or Sanford 407-393-0718.
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