Remodeling and Plumbing Alterations are more complicated, time consuming, and much more costly than the installation of new plumbing systems. The challenges presented to the plumber are often not taken into account or appreciated by inexperienced building contractors, architects, or property owners.
Typical problems encountered in Plumbing Remodeling and Alteration work are:
HHCC has very experienced and licensed plumbers that have the experience to handle any challenge that a Plumbing Remodel or Alteration Presents.
- Constraints due to the building structure. The plumber must figure out how to fit the required plumbing into a structure with impossibly tight tolerances. The plumbing must be installed without compromising the structural integrity of the building.
- Access to the existing plumbing is usually problematic. Plumbing Remodeling and Alterations always involve tying into an existing water, sewer and gas system. This usually means working in a tight crawlspace, removing concrete on a slab foundation, or working off scaffolding or staging in ceilings or crawling around in a tight, hot, attic.
- Protection of existing finishes is usually required. To gain access to tie-ins and to install the altered plumbing system requires cutting and patching. This work is inherently messy, creating dust and debris. It takes time and effort to minimize problems associated with this process.
- Remodeling often involves working in a fully operational or occupied building environment. Business cannot come to a halt just to make the Plumber’s life easier. The plumber often works with live plumbing systems. A tremendous amount of damage, or even fatality, is possible if a plumber makes a mistake with an active water, sewer or gas system.
- When a plumber ties the newly remodeled water, sewer, or gas plumbing into the existing system, the new plumbing is tied into an existing pipe or fitting. These pipes and fittings are often problematic. Existing pipe systems get fragile and brittle with age. Water pipes often have mineral deposits or internal corrosion problems from aggressive water. Sewer pipes may have internal corrosion and blockages. Existing isolation valves often are no longer functional. Threaded pipe fittings are invariable frozen and must be cut out.
- Plumbing Code Compliance. Remodeling or altering plumbing systems requires obtaining a plumbing permit and meeting plumbing inspectors. The plumbing inspector may require testing of the existing plumbing systems or additional work to comply with plumbing codes. Compliance impacts to a project can be substantial.
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