Updating your kitchen is always a worthwhile project and investment for your home or office. If you are interested in remodel for your current kitchen in the Columbia, SC area, then give us a call today at (803) 513-5749.
If you are going to remodel your kitchen, then there are certain aspects that you have to consider. You have to plan ahead, so that you have a clear idea of what kind of changes you want to make – whether you want new fixtures, counter-tops, or appliances or plan to reuse the old ones. Another aspect that you have to consider is whether the remodeling will affect the kitchen plumbing. Here are the top 3 plumbing aspects to consider when you are remodeling your kitchen.
1. Locating Fixtures – The first step is to determine the places where the plumbing fixtures will be installed for laying down the new runs. For example, if you are installing a new sink, then Plumbing Solutions, LLC will help you determine the laying for the sink plumbing and the garbage disposal.
Plumbing Solutions, LLC will also determine the laying of various electrical circuits. The electrical circuit of the dishwasher will go up the wall, where the kitchen cabinet will be installed. Similarly, there will be other major appliances for which you have to determine the location so that the plumbing can be done.
2. Drain-Waste-Vent Rough-Ins – The second step will be the laying down of drain-waste-vent pipes. They are actually the first to be laid, owing to their big size and the ease with which they can be connected to the electric cables and the water supply pipes. These pipes are commonly made of plastic.
If you are installing a new sink, then you can either ask Plumbing Solutions, LLC expert plumbers to reuse the old drain-waste-vent pipes if there are no cracks or leaks in them or install a new one. If the old sink is being relocated to a new place, then you can ask Plumbing Solutions, LLC to reuse the old one and glue in extensions on the existing pipe.
Plumbing Solutions, LLC will start at the vent top and work their way down, running the plumbing across the attic joists, drill through the framing above sink wall, and run down to the stud cavity. If you have a two-story home, then you will need a small opening in a wall upstairs to glue the fitting.
The vent will be cut to glue on a T-fitting 24 inches above the kitchen floor. A couple of inches of the pipe are cut out so that it extends beyond the drywall and connects to the drain pipe.
3. Water Supply Rough-In – The next important step is installation of hot and cold pipes. These pipes are usually made of copper, but sometimes, plastic pipes are also installed but only if the coding permits. These pipes run from sink wall to the back of the kitchen, to existing pipes located in the basement.
It is best to avoid doing these jobs yourself. Hire a professional and experienced plumber from Plumbing Solutions, LLC. A plumbing expert is well-versed with the building codes of the area. Also, a plumbing expert from Plumbing Solutions, LLC will not tear into the new walls and run the plumbing through a false beam or column to hide it. A plumbing expert from Plumbing Solutions, LLC also knows the exact quantity and sizes of pipes needed, the types of fitting, framing needed for drilling and cutting to make the essential runs.
If you are interested in our kitchen remodel services and need more information and an estimate in the Columbia, SC area, then give us a call at (803) 513-5749.