Important Things to Keep in Mind When Doing a New Shower Installation

When looking for ways to renovate your home, updating the bathroom with a new shower installation is always a popular option. Your bathroom is your private getaway, and it should be as nice as possible. A great shower looks great and can make you feel great – but only if the installation is done well.

Roto-Rooter specializes in making quality plumbing available to anyone. We’ve done plenty of shower installations and other bathroom revamps and can ensure everything goes smoothly.

Critical Aspects of a New Shower Installation

1. Fully gut and rebuild the shower space

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People trying to do a shower installation on the cheap often want to avoid knocking down existing structures as much as possible – such as trying to rip out and replace the shower, without replacing the walls or plumbing. This is a bad idea. If your house is more than a few years old, there could easily be plumbing problems back there, mold and mildew, or other issues that you’d be ignoring. Plus, plumbing designed for older fixtures might not be the best match for new modern installations.

A good shower installation revamps the entire space and ensures everything associated with the shower is top quality.

2. Don’t try to do the plumbing yourself

This may sound self-serving but rigging up plumbing for a shower or bathtub is trickier than it sounds – and you often won’t know for certain that everything has been done correctly until the shower is fully installed. If you make a mistake, you could be in for a lot of work fixing it.

You’re much better off calling in experienced professional California plumbers who can do everything right the first time.

3. Think Practically

Looks are important, but you still need to ensure your shower is functional and enjoyable to use. For example:

  • You should be able to turn on the shower and let it warm up without getting wet yourself, or having water go all over the place.
  • Don’t put the drain in the middle, or else you’ll end up standing in all the nasty wastewater being generated.
  • Add exterior valves so that you can adjust the plumbing or flow without having to get into the wall.

Roto-Rooter California is your shower installation specialist! If you’re updating your bathroom, we can make sure everything is done well, and deliver a bathroom you’ll love.  Contact Roto-Rooter ASAP or call us at 800-491-ROTO.