Many people are confused about the difference between shower and tub installation. Sometimes they get the two mixed up and end up with a costly mess. It is important to realize that there is a fundamental difference between these two bathroom fixtures. One is for personal use, like bathing or showering, and the other is for commercial use, like a faucet installation in a well known bathroom chain or hotel room. While most plumbing contractors tend to leave the shower/tub combination to the professionals, there are a few do-it-yourselfers who feel that they can do the job themselves and save some money.
Before beginning the job of installing either a shower or a tub, it is important that the plumber understands the exact plumbing requirements of both the shower and the tub. Plumbing rules are similar no matter where you live. In fact, there are differences on some localities that you won’t find anywhere else. For this reason, it is important to make sure that your new shower and tub will work properly with your existing pipes. While a professional plumber has the experience to deal with all plumbing problems, if you have a good knowledge of your own local plumbing code, then you might be able to handle the installation by yourself.
There are also special showers and tubs made for people with handicaps or those with limited mobility. Some shower and tub manufacturers even make these specialty fixtures so that they can be installed by those who cannot use standard-sized bath tubs and showers. In fact, many disabled people who would rather not use a traditional shower or tub may actually prefer to install an accessible shower and tub instead. A plumber experienced in the installation of showers and tubs can help determine the best type of enclosure for your bathroom.
If you are putting in new flooring in your bathroom, you should take into account the fact that the water supply to your shower and tub may be more than adequate for your new bathroom. In fact, some showers and tubs can fit into corners that have only two or three waterlines. Of course, you will want to check with your water company to be sure that your new shower and tub will work in your area. Many companies offer to install walk-in shower enclosures if they are not available in your area.
Even if you plan on doing the shower installation yourself, you should still consider hiring a plumber to inspect your work. Most bathroom remodeling company in Los Angeles have certified plumbers on staff that are happy to come and evaluate your bathroom’s plumbing before they begin any shower installation. Having a professional look at your plumbing project can prevent a lot of problems later down the road. Most plumbers have the skills and equipment needed to complete even the most difficult shower installation, which means that your new shower and tub will be finished faster and safer than it would have been otherwise.
One last thing to remember when choosing a plumber for your toilet installation is to ask the plumber for references. Most professionals have used their services before, so they will have plenty of satisfied customers to share their experiences with you. When choosing plumbers, call current and former satisfied customers who can give you insight into the services that each plumber provides. Plumbers that stay in business with several satisfied clients will most likely be trustworthy and knowledgeable about what they provide. By staying away from plumbers that are not using their talents to their fullest, you will be more likely to receive quality plumbing repairs.