Tips for Bathroom Equipment Replacement
The water spout, faucet and hot and cold valve of the bathtub can highlight and improve the appearance of the bathroom. Sometimes these bathroom fixtures are easy to replace, but other times they may be difficult to replace.
1. Turn off the WaterBefore destroying your bathroom equipment, it is wise to turn off the water valve of the whole house. You will not be able to use the sink or toilet, but the inconvenience is better than a flooded bathroom.
2. Find Fixtures of the Same SizeThe easiest way to replace a fixture is to find one with the same size, the same fittings and the same thread type. This may not be easy to find, depending on how long your bathtub unit has been in use. If you can find a similar fixture, it may also be wise to replace the o-ring of the fixture, just for safety reasons.
3. Replace the Fixing DeviceSometimes replacing fixtures requires the assistance of a professional plumber. Because many faucets have different layouts of hot water valves and cold water valves, as well as the knob for turning on and off the water, you may need to chisel the wall for internal operation. Even if your new shower is the same as the old one, it is difficult to replace the fixture through a small hole. After installing the new device, the remaining holes in the wall can be covered with specially designed plates. Some covered plates are even made like your tiles.
4. Use Crawl SpaceAccording to the layout of your home, you can view the space behind your bathtub device through the crawl space of your home. This can save you the trouble of cutting and covering extra holes in your tiles. You may need to cut off part of the drywall behind the shower room, but the drywall is relatively easy to replace and cheap. Climbing through your crawl space also requires old clothes to cover your arms and legs, and a mask to protect your lungs from any fiberglass. Although using your crawl space may require more effort, the results will look more professional.
The above are some tips for changing bathroom equipment. If you have such plans, you can refer to them.