Remodeling a bathroom can be exciting as it is a new chance to freshen the look of your home. However, your plumber in Toronto can also recommend upgrades to your bathroom that can save costs as well as improve the look of your bathroom. If you are remodeling your bathroom, here are some plumbing upgrades to consider.
Tankless water heaters
While going tankless does not have the least expensive installation costs, it can help you save on hot water costs in the long run. With an on-demand system, there is no energy expended to fill tanks, heat water and then keep it warm while it is stored. These also have an added benefit in that your home will never run out of hot water. Whether you have relatives staying over or you need to shower and run the dishwasher at the same time, there will be no sudden chill when the hot water supply runs out.
New faucets and showerheads will not only change the look of your bathroom. They can also save you money by reducing water usage. Low-flow showerheads made today can offer a luxurious shower without wasting water. Faucets designed to turn off without extra effort or employing a touch-on/touch-off system also encourage saving water.
An improved toilet
Upgrading your toilet can have primarily ecological benefits; low-flow toilets use less water and that means less of an impact to the planet, as well as your water and sewage bill. There are also new designs for toilets that can help with your new bathroom’s look. Elongated bowls have a more elegant appearance, and for more practical concerns, “comfort heights” can make using the toilet easier for aging adults or those with disabilities. Toilets also come in several colors with different seat styles if your concern is primarily with aesthetics.
If the pipes under the sink or behind the toilet leak frequently, you may as well replace them before you risk flooding your new bathroom. This can be essential in older homes where it is possible to still have lead, brass or copper pipes installed. Taking this step is just prudent, as you may as well have an all-new bathroom rather than a newer-appearing one with all the old parts. With the fixtures cleared out for replacement, it may also be a good time for your plumber to check for any pipe blockages that can lead to problems later.
A new tub
Getting a longer or deeper tub is not exactly a money-saving measure, especially if you prefer baths to showers and take one most days. However, fiberglass tubs wear out and may leak without your noticing it. With a bathroom remodel, it can be a good opportunity to upgrade to a stronger material as well as indulge in a new look. There are many options available to suit your needs.
Rooter Group Inc. is your plumber in Toronto who is not only available for repairs and emergencies, but also for bathroom remodeling projects. If you would like ideas on new efficiencies or to see if an option can work for your home, call us today.