Good plumbing is critical to every successful home remodeling project – close attention to the plumbing, before starting your new kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel, will avoid expensive errors during and after your project is completed. Highly experienced remodeling contractors know this and will take the time to make a thorough comprehensive evaluation of what they have to start with. Let’s be honest, the bigger your remodeling project, the more potential for issues.
This is particularly a consideration working in many of the homes built in the 1960s-1970s, during the San Diego housing boom. Builders took shortcuts to get the homes completed and sold, and then moved on to the next building project. Add the minimum building codes in effect during those times, where homes in East County were mostly unsupervised projects completed over a period of weeks… Even custom built homes of the time suffered from builders taking the easiest road to get the job done.
Sadly, most of the time you don’t see the plumbing issues because its inside the walls or under the ground – until you have a leak, or worse yet it breaks. Remodeling may be the first time you discover hidden issues and it becomes a priority repair so you can get back on track to that dream kitchen, bathroom, extra room add-on, or even you new ADU.