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Plan Your Bathroom Plumbing Project

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

bathroom-plumbing-operationThe bathroom is arguably the most important part of your home: the first place you visit when you wake up and the last place you stop before heading to bed. In between, it serves a vital role in cleaning, grooming and toiletry duties, and when something goes wrong with the plumbing, you need to move quickly. Whether it’s a sudden repair job or a long-standing bathroom remodeling project, the results will impact your entire household’s quality of life. That’s why it’s very important to plan your bathroom plumbing project carefully, regardless of the operation involved. Doing so could save you a lot of time, money and concern, as well as ensuring that your bathroom is fully functional at all times.

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3 Options for Sink Designs in Your Bathroom Remodeling

Friday, June 6th, 2014

A bathroom remodeling can be an exciting prospect, turning a drab eyesore of a bathroom into a convenient and aesthetically pleasing showcase for your home. Among the numerous decisions you need to make during a bathroom remodeling is the kind of sink you want to install. The sink is the mainstay of the space, and it needs to fulfill certain practical functions as well as being a pleasing part of your new bathroom. Here in Delaware County, bathroom remodeling services can give you specific advice about the kind of sink that works best for your home. To give you some ideas, here are 3 options for sink designs in your bathroom remodeling that you may wish to consider.

  • Countertop sinks. These is the most popular sink design you’re likely to find, mostly because of its practical applications. It’s a sink mounted in a hole on the counter, with the plumbing usually connected beneath the counter in a cupboard. This provides plenty of additional counter space for soap and toiletries, as well as allowing easy access to the pipes in the event that repairs are needed.
  • Pedestal sinks. Pedestal sinks are essentially “stand alone” sinks mounted on a stand, with the pipes running down through the stand into the floor. They can solve certain logistical problems presented by particular bathroom layouts, as well as providing an old-school aesthetic evocative of colonial styles. On the downside, they often lack proper space for toiletries and repairing them can be difficult if a leak springs up in the pipe.
  • Wall-mounted sinks. Wall mounted sinks are essentially pedestal sinks that are mounted to the wall instead of relying on their own stands. They combined the features of a countertop sink with a pedestal sink, allowing for certain aesthetic designs while proving easer to access than pedestal sinks in the event of repair.

These are only a few options for sink designs in your bathroom remodeling.

To find the unique look that matches your bathroom, call on the experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. We operate in Delaware County, and we’re completely dedicated to your 100% satisfaction. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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Consider a New Water Heater with Your Bathroom Remodel

Monday, April 7th, 2014

When you have a bathroom remodel done for your home, either to enhance and brighten the room, or because you want to swap out old and worn fixtures, there are a number of other options you can consider to include in the work. Many homeowners who live in older houses take the opportunity to have old, deteriorating pipes replaced with newer plastic pipes. Others install upgrades like whirlpool tubs.

There’s one upgrade people don’t often consider: upgrading the water heater. The bathroom is the place where you will find hot water the most crucial, since it’s important for your comfort and hygiene. If you have an older water heater (over 12 years for most models), you should think about having plumbers install a new one during the remodel.

Our staff at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. specializes in bathroom remodeling and water heater installation. For all your needs for plumbing in Havertown, PA, trust to our 37 years of experience.

Why a new water heater?

The first reason to opt for a new water heater installation is because your current one is past its prime and shown signs of failing (inconsistent heat, running out of hot water quickly, discolored water). With plumbers at work on your hot water pipes already, it’s not difficult for them to take on water heater replacement as well.

The other reason for a replacement is you can take advantage of the many new alternatives for your standard storage water heater. If it’s been over a decade since you current heater was installed, you now have much higher efficiency models available.

  • Tankless: The tankless type of water heater has excellent energy efficiency, since it only heats up water as you need it, instead of keeping it in a tank at constant temperature. Another major advantage is that tankless systems do not run out of hot water: they supply it “on demand,” so there’s never down-time for a tank to heat up more water.
  • Solar: Have you considered making some upgrades in your home to solar, but found the prospect too daunting? Having a solar water heater installed is a great “entry level” way of going solar, since the installation is simpler and the solar cells required take up a small amount of space. Imagine having the energy needed to heat your water costing you nothing! The power from the Sun is 100% free. It’s renewable as well, so you’ll help the environment.

Turn your bathroom remodel into an even larger upgrade for your life with a new water heater. Even if you decide to remain with a storage water heater for your installation, you’ll have superior efficiency and many more years of easy water heating.

Talk to out remodeling specialists today at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., and we’ll find the ideal water heater for your Havertown, PA plumbing.

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Plumbing Guide: Bathroom Remodeling FAQs

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to improve the quality of your home. By upgrading fixtures and faucets, installing a new shower and toilet, and adding new tiling to the new floor, your new bathroom will really improve your home. If you’re thinking about bathroom remodeling in Havertown, PA, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services for exceptional service. We have a highly-experienced team of bathroom remodeling professionals ready to get started on your project. Here are a few of the questions that we often get asked about bathroom remodeling:

  • What can I do to prepare for my bathroom remodeling? Look at design magazines and manufacturer’s brochures to get a sense of what you want from your new bathroom. Try to think about what parts of your bathroom you want to stay the same. Also, think about what upgrades you may want to make to the infrastructure of your home surrounding the bathroom. While you have the walls open, it can be a great time to replace piping or insulation, or to realign some crooked framing. We can work with you to make sure you’re excited about the way your bathroom will look when it’s finished.
  • Should I upgrade my piping? It depends on its condition and its age. We can perform a diagnosis of your pipes to see if you need repair or replacement. We can install new copper piping at any time, but it can be more convenient to know this early on in the process.
  • Do I need a new shower? Again, that depends on its condition. If you have some water leakage around your shower, you should probably considering upgrading. As one the most important parts of a bathroom, you probably want to ensure that it’s as new as the rest of your remodeled bathroom.
  • Can you make my bathroom more efficient? We install all kinds of high-efficiency fixtures and faucets. These types of fixtures can have a tremendous impact on the amount of water that your home uses each year.

If you’re thinking about a bathroom remodeling project in Havertown, PA, call the friendly experts at Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services. We have years of experience working with bathroom remodel projects of all kinds. We know you’ll be pleased with the results.

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Plumbing Guide: Things to Remember When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Monday, August 27th, 2012

When you take on the project of remodeling your bathroom there are a number of things to keep in mind to make sure that your project goes smoothly and successfully. Wm Henderson Plumbing in Delaware County can help you determine the most important things to remember when remodeling your bathroom.

  • Set a Budget that incorporates little flexibility for unexpected expenditures which may occur.  Make a design plan that fits into the budget, and have a little extra money for unexpected problems that might crop up.
  • Plan the Space first, taking into account any changes in layout, the size of new fixtures, and the arrangement of cupboards.  Be sure to include plenty of space for all your storage needs, as well as enough outlets to handle all the electrical needs.
  • Avoid Moving Plumbing Features as this will be much more costly and can increase the length of time it takes to complete the bathroom remodel project.  Be precise in the changes you want to make and have good reasons behind them.
  • Refinish Features instead of replacing them wherever possible.  This will give you a new look at a much more reasonable price.  This can include refinished tubs, tiles, and even cabinets and cupboards.
  • Apply the Right Coat of Paint that is specifically for use in a bathroom.  Certain paints are specially designed to keep them from peeling in moist spaces and some paints even prevent mold growth; this is essential for bathrooms since they have most moisture than other rooms in the house.
  • Brighten it up with Lighting fixtures that are designed to help you see during your morning routine.  This can also include having as much natural light as possible.  Windows in bathrooms are a great way to incorporate natural light and they come with options such as frosted glass which does not allow those outside to see inside.

Let Wm Henderson Plumbing walk you through your entire bathroom remodeling project from plan to execution.  Our expertise can have your new bathroom project completed quickly and professionally.

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We Do That?

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. has a wide array of quality plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services. However, one of our lesser-known services is bathroom remodeling. Whether you are looking to simply replace your bathtub with a new model or completely overhaul the look of your bathroom, yes, we do that.

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