Many homeowners have a dream of their ideal kitchen, but it may require some elbow grease to get there. Before you start demolition, there are a few plumbing mistakes that should be avoided during a kitchen remodel:
1. Mismatched pipes
No matter how you design your new kitchen, it's important to ensure that the pipes are the same or are compatible through the right fittings. If they are mismatched, it could lead to leaks and corrosion, ultimately leading to damage after your remodel. A plumbing expert can help plan out your system and ensure that the fixtures don't overwhelm your pipes.
2. Lack of planning
It's critical to plan out how fixtures are laid out to the last detail. If you're installing an under-counter mounted sink, for example, and the piping is too high to hook it up, this could result in cutting through the wall to lower the piping or pulling out cabinets to get to the wall. This is a costly mistake to make, and one that could set back your remodeling efforts. Consult with a plumbing expert to identify any potential conflicts to ensure that these issues are avoided.
3. Doing it yourself
There are a number of kitchen plumbing projects that you can do yourself, but a remodel isn't one of them. As you can see with the first two common errors, there are a lot of considerations to make when redoing a kitchen. Plumbing professionals have the expertise and tools required to get the job done correctly, allowing you to enjoy your new kitchen. Call your local Reading Roto-Rooter expert for help with your kitchen remodel.