Even before you break out the tools to use in plumbing, it can be tricky. The first thing that anyone should consider when making any major plumbing work is how the pipes are located and laid out behind the walls and underneath of floorboards. Unless you’ve gifted with X-ray vision, it may be very challenging to determine how these pipes and duct work lie. To save yourself time, trouble and a headache, make a few simple additions to your work and take the time to take pictures before you begin to make changes.
The Practicality of Photos
Typically, photos are taken of the outsides of homes or decorations on the interior. However, these photos aren’t for the decorations or the exterior of your home. These aren’t for showing, these are to help you remember where everything belongs when you’re completing your plumbing work.
It’s easy to get caught up in your repair job and forget where things are located at. These photos will help you to remember just where the pipes and other parts should go when you’re finished working on them. You won’t have to cut corners or open up the floor if you already know where everything should go. So do yourself a favor and snap those photos before you ever begin working on your plumbing.
They Say a Photo Is Worth a Thousand Words
We may never know who “they” are, however, those photos will surely help to get things back into place when you’re completing your project. Having a photo in hand will help you to remember where connections go, where pipes should be located and how to install the new equipment and pictures. You can see where the framing and wiring are as well as any of the HVAC is. Now you know what to avoid and what to work toward.
While blueprints serve a like purpose, most people aren’t taught how to read blueprints, let alone how to understand them. Nor do they show last minute changes and options. However, the picture that you take will show all of this and more.
Opt for Competent & Reliable Plumbing Each Time
Plumbing is a necessity in any household so always insist on it being done properly. If it’s done poorly you’ll regret it in a huge hurry. Without proper plumbing toilets won’t flush properly nor will things drain properly. If you want your plumbing done right, call a plumber that you can trust and entrust the job to them. You won’t regret your decision and you may just save your plumbing and your home. Take those pictures and get it done right. You won’t regret this decision.