When most people think of a new kitchen or bathroom, they’re thinking about things like sinks and countertops, appliances, and cabinets. These cosmetic upgrades are great, but don’t forget that it’s what’s on the inside that counts! Your new kitchen won’t be ready to roll if your plumbing and pipes aren’t up to snuff. And it’s critical to make sure your pipes are protected when you do decide to install your dream kitchen. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the important steps you should take to protect your pipes and electrical lines during the remodeling process.
PROTECT THE PIPES
The plumbing lines in your kitchen are critical to your entire home. Think about all the different water lines that run throughout your kitchen: not only hot and cold lines to your main kitchen faucet, but also a steady supply to your fridge, dishwasher, and any other water appliances. And don’t forget about gas lines to your stove! That’s why it’s important to protect them during the remodeling process.
A kitchen or bath remodel can leave you with a lot of construction debris. This can include sawdust, nails, pieces of drywall, and other items. These things should be disposed of properly. Don’t try to put them down a drain (or toilet) and presume they’ll just go away. Even something like sawdust can create major backups and blockages in your pipes!
Electrical outlets in your kitchen or bath need to remain fully functional for the fridge, microwave, and other appliances. Keep this in mind if you have any new lighting incorporated into your redesigned kitchen. You may need multiple lights, including over the stove, beneath cabinets, etc. You may even want to power some appliances via electricity and others via gas. Any changes to your existing usage could affect the functionality of existing outlets and lines (and your appliances, as a result). You’ll definitely want a licensed electrician to help sort that all out.
It’s also possible that gas lines will need to be adjusted. A ruptured gas line could be a major issue, and pipes going the wrong way can be dangerous.
WORTH THE CALL
At The Bosworth Company, plumbing is our first love! If you’re thinking about a kitchen or bathroom renovation, that’s always a good time to get your pipes checked out! Make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 570-5233. We’ll make sure you stay safe and help make your dream kitchen as functional as it is beautiful! It’s Worth the Call. Always.