Part one of a series on the life cycle of a plumbing project explores the importance of planning before you make any changes to the plumbing of your home or business.
The Importance of Planning in a Plumbing ProjectWhat could go wrong with a plumbing project? After all isn’t plumbing just unscrewing one fixture and replacing it with another fixture? Not exactly. Or more accurately, some plumbing upgrades are that simple, but others only look simple at first glance. So what’s the way to solve the problem? Plan. Benjamin Franklin once said “failing to plan is planning to fail.” He was 100% right about that.
First off, do you know what size pipes do you have in your home or business? What plumbing project are you looking to do and what is your goal for this project? Someone who is doing a plumbing upgrade has a different to-do list than someone who is doing a repair job. That’s why the help of a plumber is imperative.
Plumbing Project Planning: What is Your Budget?
Another reason you want to plan your plumbing project is it gives you enough time to research how much your project is going to cost. A good way to keep a tab on your costs is to create a spreadsheet. Let’s say you want to install a toilet. You want to price how much a new toilet is going to cost, as well as the skills and tools necessary to install it. Once you get that down, then you need to start thinking of the next step: implementation.
You want to make sure that you have a firm idea of what you’re doing. If you don’t you want to call in a plumber immediately.
This concludes part one of our series on the life cycle of a plumbing project. For more information, be sure to read part two and part three as well.
PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL. 34655