Tips and Direction on Plumbing Upgrades of Every Size

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If you decide to transform your bathroom, you must decide the direction that you’re going to take. Are you going for a visual upgrade or are you going for the efficiency of your bathroom? The efficiency itself can be interpreted in two different ways. First, you have the amount of water that your fixtures spend and second, you have the quality of life. All in all, here are several ideas that will, overall, upgrade your bathroom.

1.      A new water heater

One of the best upgrades that you could possibly make to your bathroom is to purchase a new water heater. Over the course of years, your water heater will lose some of its efficiency. This is due to the fact that it will get filled with sediment buildup. This is not only dangerous but also quite difficult to handle. You will spend more energy to heat a smaller amount of water. Other than this, the sediment itself may cause various parts of your heater to fail. Provided that you have a water heater for a longer period of time, you will be astounded with the amount of sediment that you find inside – once you finally open it. Alternatively, you can try cleaning the heater by flushing it but the end result is never really the same.

2.      The toilet

The single biggest water user within your entire home is definitely the toilet. According to some estimates, it spends almost 25 percent of all the water within your household, which is a reason for concern, on its own. So, try replacing it with a low-flow alternative. Of course, you shouldn’t stop there. A low flow shower and faucet can also make a massive difference. The best thing is the fact that you don’t have to introduce all of these changes at the same time. Still, it’s far more efficient to make all these replacements in one push.

3.      Check your plumbing

One additional problem that your bathroom may encounter is one of a leaking pipe or a faucet. According to renowned plumbing experts, about 13 percent of all your home’s water use can be attributed to various leaks. The problem, however, lies in the fact that this water is outright wasted. With a toilet or a shower, the excess water is still serving a function (even if things can be done more efficiently). So, in order to avoid this and reduce your water bill drastically, you might want to check your plumbing first. Look for any leaks and make sure to fix them as soon as possible.

4.      Install new bathroom tiles

Now, we come to the issue of aesthetic upgrades. This will ensure that your walls and flooring are moisture-proof, which is your top priority when it comes to bathroom renovations. The right choice of tiles will add texture to the room, help you set the tone and the feel, as well as affect the perceived size of the room. As far as the choice of tiles goes, this should come down to your personal preference, as well as some objective factors like your budget and the style of the rest of your features. Remember, each bathroom element should be perceived as a part of the greater whole.


In conclusion

At the end of the day, keep in mind that a major bathroom remodel is quite expensive and can last for days or weeks. During that time, you will have to endure somewhat worsened life quality or even find a temporary solution to your bathroom situation (if you have just one in your household). Still, a job well done will result in the upgrade to one of the most important rooms in your home, as well as a massive saving in terms of electricity and water. The savings on utility bills alone will, in time, pay off the remodeling costs.



About The Author: Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, Family and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to newly small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow me on Twitter.
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