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Permits Are a Necessity for All Home Remodels

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When it comes to bathroom or kitchen remodeling, a permit is a must. Any job that requires transport or replacement of plumbing must be overseen by the city and requires permission, and it will come in the form of a permit.

This document is also needed for the addition of new plumbing. Permits are vital for safety, making sure all the work gets done correctly. You, the homeowner, are then protected from potential disaster. Keep reading to learn more about permits and their importance.

It Might Not Be Up to Code

Blue button that reads "safety first" Rancho Cucamonga, CA has many resources available for you to acquire the information you will need to embark on your kitchen or bathroom remodeling journey.

Contacting the city should be first on the list, above hammering, cutting, and whatever else your renovation requires.

If your reno job is not up to city code, you will be forced to tear it down and start over. This misstep can quickly become costly and time-consuming. Obtaining a permit before you start will ensure the work meets city standards, thus allowing you to continue with your remodeling extravaganza.

You May Incur Fines person pointing at a sign that says "penalty"

The cost of a plumbing permit varies depending on the city, as well as exactly what kind of work you're doing. Each permit typically has a different price tag attached to it.

Let's say your permit costs $100.00. If you decide to forgo purchasing one, then that hundred dollars could triple if you are caught renovating without one.

First, you will be charged a fine for not having the supporting documents for your kitchen remodeling job. That can range from $50.00 up to and over $100.00. Second, you may be charged with a late permit application fee, ranging anywhere from about $60.00 to $75.00.

Now, the price of your permit has gone from $100.00 to $275.00. All because you didn't feel like getting one. And that doesn't include to the price of scrapping your work and re-starting.

Professionals Would Not Support It

Smiley face wagging its finger Plumbers are educated and experienced professionals. If they would not condone a home renovation without a permit, perhaps you should take their advice.

In the day and age of DIY everything, a bathroom or kitchen remodeling job should not be added to that list. Take it from the opinion of the pros and get that permit!

Home renovations can be a fun experience. Changing a room in your home to look brand new can add life to your house and value in case you ever decide to sell it. Keep in mind how necessary permits are for that work and enjoy the new addition to your space.

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