What Should I Expect When Remodeling My Bathroom?

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The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a home and often the most neglected. Fixtures that become worn or outdated need to be replaced to prevent water overflow and other structural damage to the floor or walls. With new fixtures on the market, it is possible to remodel your bathroom to make it not only elegant looking but comfortable as well. When planning such a change it is essential that a reliable plumber be hired for the job.

Contacting a Plumber

The plumber will make a site visit, determine your objectives and provide an estimate of the materials, labor and equipment costs. They will also be able to determine if there are issues in the drainage system that needs to be repaired. In large renovations, it may be necessary to prepare blueprints to determine where the fixtures will be installed. A reliable plumber will provide references regarding previous projects if requested. At all times, they will consult with you regarding any change in plans as the project progresses.

Plumber's Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the plumber to provide all materials, equipment and labor for the project as well as obtain any necessary permits. Local codes vary but as a rule, building permits are required for any major changes. They are also responsible for providing plumbing materials that meet the requirements of the International Plumbing Code (IPC). This provides the assurance that only the best piping, joints and other materials will be used. The plumber should provide proof of insurance, bonding and licensing. This will provide assurance that any accidents will be corrected at no personal cost.


Today there are body sprays, rain shower-heads, Jacuzzis, heated floors, soaking tubs, open showers and other fixtures that were not available just a few years ago. These are available to fit any budget, large or small. Replacing a worn tub, sink, plumbing and other materials can making a dramatic change in the room's overall appearance as well as providing the latest in comfortable fixtures.

If you are intending to extend a wall or make other structural changes, it will require the services of a builder. However, the plumber will install all piping and fixtures needed for the change. One of the major benefits of a beautifully remodeled bathroom is a considerable increase in the value of your property.

Looking to hire professional plumbers for your Lakeland home's bathroom remodel? Call Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 for our quick and efficient services. 

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