Don’t Forget the Plumbing: Remodeling Your Brooklyn Kitchen
Remodeling your kitchen can make your Brooklyn home more valuable and pleasant, but care must be taken to do the job right. It’s easy for a homeowner to get bogged down in a kitchen remodel and find that they don’t have the skill, the energy, or the money to finish it.
Planning around utilities
According to the DIY Network, planning around utilities during a kitchen remodel is vital to success:
A kitchen sink needs hot- and cold-water supplies, to be connected to its faucets, and a waste pipe. Dishwashers also need to be plumbed in, and their supply and waste pipes are often extended from the sink plumbing. Therefore, it makes sense to keep them close together, if possible. Waste pipes are particularly difficult to extend, because they must run at a gradient. If you alter waste pipes you may need to notify your local building inspector.
That’s where the aid of Petri Plumbing & Heating, Brooklyn’s family plumber, can be invaluable. Our experienced technicians know how to avoid ripping into the walls and how to properly run the new plumbing. We can work alongside with other contractors to ensure the project is done correctly and on time.
Natural gas concerns
When setting up your dream kitchen, you’ll want to consider whether to install gas appliances. They have the advantage of quick heating and energy efficiency; however, don’t try moving or installing a gas stove without professional help. Gas leaks are a very real danger to your life and property. Our licensed technicians will ensure your appliances are installed correctly. A professional plumber will also ensure that gas stoves are vented to the outside of your home and that the vent is clear to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Thinking about a kitchen remodeling project? Petri Plumbing is ready to help. Call us at (718) 748-1254 or visit us online.