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Preparing for Home Repairs and Remodeling Season


Step #1: Understanding the Impact on Plumbing & Septic Systems

Spring is a time of renewal, making it the perfect season for homeowners to plan their remodeling and major repair projects. In addition to breathing new life into your living space, repairs and remodeling projects can significantly affect the comfort and efficiency of your property or home. In particular, we encourage you to look at your plumbing and septic systems and consider whether they need a refresh.

Before you begin tearing down walls or installing that new kitchen island, evaluating how your renovations might impact your existing plumbing and septic systems is crucial.

Key plumbing and septic questions to ask when planning remodeling projects or major home repairs include:

  • Is your system up to date?
  • Are you struggling with any chronic plumbing or septic problems?
  • Will your existing system be adequate post-remodel or addition?
  • Are there any upgrades you'd like to make to your plumbing or septic system?

Answering these questions before you begin a major remodel or home addition is critical, as your answers will inform the trajectory of your project. Remember, the last thing you want to do is complete a major home improvement project just to have to undo it all because your plumbing or septic system is substandard.

Keep reading for practical tips for preparing your plumbing & septic for remodeling.

Step #2: Schedule an Inspection

In support of Step #1, we encourage you to schedule an inspection with the professionals at Wind River Environmental. Our experienced plumbers can help you assess the current state of your systems in context with your remodeling plans. This preemptive approach safeguards your plans from unforeseen problems that could arise during and after the remodel and alerts you to any necessary upgrades or expansions.

Additionally, scheduling an inspection with us early on provides valuable insights into how your project complies with local building codes and regulations. Knowing these requirements will help you avoid legal or logistical complications that could slow your project or send it over budget.

In short, planning with our team's professional insights keeps your project moving forward.

Step #3: Considerations for Plumbing & Septic System Updates

Often, remodeling projects, especially those that entail bathroom or kitchen renovations, provide an excellent opportunity to address any inefficient, outdated, or inadequate plumbing fixtures and septic systems. Making these updates now not only enhances the functionality and efficiency of your home but can also contribute to water conservation and overall property value.

Common plumbing updates our past customers completed while remodeling include:

  • Upgrading to low-flow toilets and faucets to reduce water usage.
  • Installing a new water heater, conventional or tankless, to improve energy efficiency or increase hot water capacity.
  • Replacing old, corroded pipes with newer, more durable materials such as copper or PEX to prevent leaks and water damage.
  • Adding a water softener system to combat hard water buildup in appliances and plumbing fixtures.
  • Repairing or replacing damaged drain field pipes.
  • Upgrading the septic tank to accommodate increased wastewater from home additions.

Work with Professionals You Can Count On

Renovating your home is an exciting endeavor, yet it is essential to handle it with care. Whether it's an upgraded bathroom, a bigger kitchen, or expanding your business, working with professional plumbers like ours at Wind River Environmental can significantly impact how smoothly your project progresses.

Get peace of mind and only work with our trusted professionals. Contact us online to schedule an inspection, and happy remodeling!