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Why Call a Professional Plumber for Your Bath Remodel


Bathroom remodel projects involve extensive plumbing work. A full remodel is a substantial construction project that could include knocking down walls, flipping the layout, or installing new appliances and cabinetry that fit the space.

This Old House cites a bathroom remodel can cost between $2,500 and $18,000. A new tub alone can be priced at $600 for a simple alcove model to $5,000 or more for a jetted bathtub, not counting the labor to install it as it usually includes new tile, replumbing, and more. 

When you’re spending so much to achieve the perfect bathroom space, it pays to make sure you’ve hired our professional plumbers in St. Petersburg, FL to ensure the job is done correctly.

Remodeling your bathroom is not something that should be entrusted to a well-intentioned family member, a local handyperson, or an inexperienced contractor without the extensive involvement of a licensed plumber, as it can lead to costly and time-consuming mistakes. Here are some reasons why you should choose a professional, reputable plumber for your bathroom remodel.

Why Choose a Licensed Plumber

A licensed plumber can help you determine what materials and fixtures will work best for your bathroom. They have the experience required and know what type of fixtures will work best in different-sized bathrooms and layouts, as well as which equipment is most durable and cost-effective.

Another important reason to hire a plumber is that they will ensure all the plumbing is installed correctly. Plumbers are well-versed in connecting pipes and valves. Unlicensed and uninsured people will do substandard work.

The planning and timing of replacing fixtures, floorings, and walls is critical to reach a successful completion. A bathroom remodel can take 2 days to 3 weeks. Waterproofing needs to be cured between applications. Inspections are also required at several points and work must stop while the inspector is scheduled to come and approve before the job can be completed.

Potential Issues When Hiring an Amateur

  • Leaky Pipes: If your new pipes are not installed correctly, you can experience water damage and mold growth in your bathroom, which can be both costly and dangerous.
  • Improper Ventilation: Without proper ventilation, moisture from showers and baths will build up, leading to issues of mold and mildew in the future.
  • Won’t Meet Code: A licensed plumber can not only ensure your bathroom remodel will be functional, but also that it meets building code regulations.
  • Incorrectly Installed Fixtures: Improperly connected bathroom fixtures can lead to water damage.
  • Low Water Pressure: A qualified plumber can make sure that your bathroom has adequate water pressure so that it functions with the pressure you expect.

Why Choose The Clean Plumbers

If you have dreamed of a new bathroom and you live in the St. Petersburg, FL, area, we can help make your dream come true. We have the experience of serving your neighbors on both sides of the bay since 1982. You have probably seen our truck in your neighborhood: the plumbers with bubbles on the trucks! That’s us!

Contact The Clean Plumbers for professional bathroom plumbing remodeling in St. Petersburg, FL. The one with the bubbles on the trucks.

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