Bathroom vanity’ refers to the sink, along with the mirrors, cabinetry, and storage that are built around the sink. It is a good way to add storage to a bathroom and hide the plumbing around the sink. When the bathroom vanity was first created, it was referred to as a ‘toilet table’ but thankfully, we have a much nicer name for it today! Whether you are having house extensions performed or you’re just doing a small bathroom renovation, you might be thinking of installing a new bathroom vanity into your new bathroom. We look here at what that involves, and why you should leave it to a plumber!
When you find residential plumbers near me there are some things that need to happen before any work starts.
- Underneath the current sink, your plumber will turn off the valves so there is no longer a supply of water to cause issues
- Your plumber will put a bucket beneath to catch any water in the pipes
- If there are no valves to turn under the sink, your plumber will turn it off at the mains and drain the water in the pipes
- Your plumber will use a wrench to disconnect water supply lines
- Now it is time for your plumber to take out the old vanity so the new one can be installed
Four steps to putting in a bathroom vanity
Step One – Make careful measurements
Using a pencil and a measuring tape your plumber or renovator will mark where the vanity is to go, including where the pipes are located. That measurement should be from the middle of the pipes to the vanity edges.
Step Two – Cutting access holes
Then the holes need cutting so the pipes can go where they need to. For some vanities, it is possible to remove the back panel so then this step is easier. Using the measurements your plumber has taken, they will then use a saw to cut a hole. If the back panel is off, your plumber will replace it, then move the vanity into place.
Step Three – Installing the vanity
Next, your plumber needs to check they have the unit level before they attach. A hammer drill can be used to make two holes through the back rail on the vanity. Put wall plugs in and then use the screws to fix it on. Now the different parts of the vanity, doors, sink, drawers and such can go in.
Step Four – Put in the taps
If there is the need for separate installation of the taps then this depends on the type of faucets you have chosen. There are a lot of different types, models and elements. That is why it makes sense to find residential plumbers near me.
Call a licensed plumber
It is important to note that even for very small jobs, for example, changing a washer, any plumbing work in Australia must be done by a licensed professional. If you are having much larger work done like house extensions and wholesale plumbing changes carried out, you need to find a professional licensed plumber to have the work done correctly.