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Why Do I Need a Plumber to Remodel My Kitchen?


Remodeling a kitchen is a complex process, and achieving a successful remodel requires exquisite planning and proper sequencing of the many steps involved. It is wise to allow for some flexibility in design, schedule, and cost for contingencies, since it is common to encounter unexpected situations as the old kitchen is dismantled. Larger remodels often involve relocation of wiring, plumbing and framing, all of which should be anticipated prior to starting the project, this is why hiring a plumbing professional is a must when entering such a project.

The Role of the Plumber

Plumbing skills are needed at several stages throughout a kitchen remodel. Before proceeding with any demolition, water and gas should be turned off at their main shutoff points and kitchen plumbing disconnected, including all sinks, appliances and gas lines. The plumber may then be called upon to relocate the water and gas lines as well as install and connect the sinks, refrigerator, dishwasher and gas appliances. When ready to restore the service it is very important to check local codes and regulations as well as contact the gas company to schedule inspection of the new connections if needed before turning the gas back on. A plumber can take care of this efficiently.

Do I Need a Plumber?

While it is tempting for the handy homeowner to want to dive into a rewarding project like a kitchen remodel, many have found by the time they have attempted the detailed planning and dismantled the existing kitchen that they lack the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to do a quality job safely and economically. The potential pitfalls awaiting the DIYer cannot be understated. Plumbing activities can involve drilling and cutting of pipe, tile, glass and sheetrock, which can result in razor-sharp edges as well as metal dust and shavings that can be inhaled or get in the eyes. “Knuckle busters” occur from a suddenly yielding nut when a wrench is applied, causing a hand to smash into a pipe. Soldering pipes generates extreme heat, which requires care to avoid fire. Only the homeowner can assess whether he or she is ready to take on the project.

What Are the Benefits?

There are several benefits to be had from hiring a plumber for a kitchen remodel. A good plumber will do a quality job while working with the other contractors, mindful of the schedule and timing. He will be knowledgeable of local codes and will be valuable in helping to make quick decisions when problems are encountered. All of this saves money. Costly mistakes coming from the homeowner’s inexperience will be avoided. The result will be a beautiful kitchen and peace of mind.

Are you looking to turn your Chattanooga kitchen into an exquisite space for culinary creations? Call Metro Sewer and Plumbing at (423) 855-0967 for the plumbing help you need to make this dream come true.