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Remodeling Tips and Plumbing Advice You Should Know When Renovating Your Bathroom and Kitchen

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Are you currently in the process of remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? Are you planning on remodeling your kitchen or bathroom soon? There’s a lot more that goes into a remodel than just picking out the best looking counters, appliances and products. This list of remodeling tips and advice is sure to help you avoid plumbing problems as you redecorate your home!

List of Remodeling Tips and Plumbing Advice

Remodeling tips for bathroom and kitchen counter tops different types and styles of counter topsWhen deciding on new counter top, make sure to be aware of the possible unintended consequences of your decision.

One of the most important remodeling tips we could give you. A thicker counter top may not work with the faucet you pick out. Most faucets are designed for a “deck height”, which refers to counter tops with a thickness of 1” or less. A lot of granite counter tops now being produced are closer to 1 1/4″ in thickness. Either a different faucet will have to be purchased, or a faucet extension kit specifically for that manufacturer and style will need to be installed.

When replacing your countertop, the under mount sink seems to be a growing trend, especially a deeper sink. This too may have unintended consequences, as the drain outlet connection at the wall is already set. By lowering the connection at the sink, you have changed the flow ability of the drainage system to the wall. This may cause the ability of the sink to drain in a negative slope, therefore creating a waste stall or a terrible smell to retain as the water and waste can not properly drain without moving the drain outlet. It can also mean the new garbage disposer won’t be able to be installed, as it sits a few inches below the sink.

Purchasing a good new garbage disposal to avoid future problems

When purchasing a new garbage disposer, look for one that has the ability to relieve a jamb without using a hammer or broom handle. We always suggest using a pair of tongs to remove items from your disposer. Should it happen to turn on, replacing a pair of tongs is far easier than replacing fingers as humans to do not have the same regeneration capabilities as a crustacean.

Bathroom and kitchen remodeling tips before and after renovation photosBe cautious and dispose of all materials properly when remodeling your bathroom

Another one of our remodeling tips that is crucial with remodels in your bathroom, is to be cautious and dispose of all materials properly. Things such as cleaning wipes, paper towels, and all other disposable items used while painting, cleaning up and everything else in between, will result in a clog if you dispose of them in the toilet. Have a trash bag or bin somewhere close by you can toss all materials in, and avoid any urge to just flush it. If you fail to dispose of everything properly, you can expect to pay a lot out of pocket to repair the clog. Between the plumbing repairs (least expensive portion of the project), water restoration, removal and replacement of flooring (including trim and baseboard), and painting, this occurrence can over $5,000 to the property owner. Insurance may not cover this and the people occupying the property will be inconvenienced for as well.

Find the right plumber to help get the job done

Professional Plumbing is Locally Owned and Operated, properly licensed, and happy to answer any questions you have.  We will even assist you over the phone at no cost if you are doing the repair yourself.  We believe in Earning your business, not just earning your money.

– “Please keep these things in mind to allow your renovation to move as smoothly as possible. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call. Professional Plumbing never charges a fee for free advice.” – Adam F.

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