Remove And Replace Old Plumbing Pipes - Just Do It
One of the biggest problems when doing bathroom remodels
for contractors and homeowners a like is the decision to replace the old
plumbing or leave it. The contractor will need to do a little bit more
work and of course the biggest burden will lie on the homeowner as they
will eventually find themselves paying for these repairs.
Removing and replacing old plumbing pipes isn't something that most homeowners are interested in doing. Let me tell you why, because nobody can see the new pipes and even if you tell your friends and family that you have removed and replaced your old plumbing pipes, it's not that big of a deal, except for the cost involved.
I was trying to explain this to someone the other day that had no interest in replacing the plumbing and thought that I was trying to get more money from them. That's when I realized, most homeowners aren't interested in replacing the plumbing pipes, simply because they aren't visible and they can’t show them off to their friends, like they could a new bathroom vanity cabinet or shower.
The homeowner wasn't interested in replacing the plumbing, they wanted something that they could show every one. I told them, that they had better really give it some thought and consider replacing the old plumbing, once we had it exposed. I couldn't convince the person and they lost interest in me as a contractor, go figure.
When a contractor is advising you about your plumbing problems, you had better pay attention. Especially if they are going to be stripping your walls and floors down to expose the plumbing pipes, making them easier to replace.
When I use the word easier to repair, this usually means that the job will be cheaper today that it will be later, when someone has to crawl underneath your floor with a bunch of pipes and tools and work for long hours, often frustrated, this could get expensive.
You can pay me now or you can pay me later, the choice is up to you, but I would suggest that you really give it some thought, if you ever have the opportunity to replace old plumbing pipes with new ones.