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Plumbing or remodelling of the kitchen is a hectic and stressful project. It does not matter whether you are doing it on your own or hiring a plumber in Perth, certain mistakes must always be avoided and taken care of.
If you are taking the project of plumbing for your kitchen, this will require proper planning. This is why you should consider reading the article completely to get the whole idea about the kind of mistakes you should avoid to stay out of trouble.
According to the professional plumbers in Perth, the plumbing system installed in your house is a complex network of pipes and connections and also ensures the smooth running of kitchen operations. This is why it is always best to hire someone with professional expertise and skill instead of doing it on your own. However, even if you have thought of doing it yourself, then you must consider these mistakes while doing the project. Let’s have a look at those mistakes.
Using Incompatible Pipes
When it comes to the plumbing system, it is totally fine if you use any kind of pipes for your kitchen as long as these pipes are compatible with each other. However, there are such non-professionals and inexperienced plumbers who would make disastrous mistakes by combining unsuitable pipes. If such a thing happens, the pipes will start to corrode and this will have a recurrent leak issue. And as far we know, this will damage the new kitchen of yours badly or even if you were remodelling your kitchen, everything will be damaged.
Apart from the connections of pipes, you must make sure whether the pipes are easily connected or not. If the water pipes are not connected, that means the flow will get affected, which will also affect the pressure of water in the pipes. If you have hired an unprofessional person for this work, he will definitely screw up these pipes and you will suffer in the long run.
If you have an expert plumber for this work, he will make sure to avoid multiple connections or fixtures to a single set of pipe. The reason is simple, the more the fixtures, the more the strain would be on the pipes and the lesser the water pressure.
No Vents on Fixtures or Sinks
Plumbing vents are designed for a specific purpose and that is to expel the sewer and air fumes outside the house. Furthermore, these vents will help your pipes and kitchen to maintain the proper drainage pressure. According to the professionals in the plumbing system, if there is no vent in the sink of your kitchen, the different gases and fumes will start accumulating in the pipes and will make you more prone to dangerous fumes and vapours.
This is why it is always best to hire a plumbing professional for this kind of work who would help you in getting the right plumbing system for your kitchen. Always keep the vents in your mind during the plumbing work.
Choose your sink before installing cabinets
We have seen this mistake very often when people would call us to hook up their new under-counter mounted sink. This starts the base of the problem then as the piping is too high coming out of the wall to hook up the sink. Moreover, homeowners not only get an under-counter sink but also a deeper one.
If such a situation happens, you will then have to cut the back of the cabinet out to reach the waste pipe in the wall and cut the wall and lower piping and even remove the cabinets too. Homeowners are usually told this when this problem has occurred and they are usually upset because of the money they have spent on the cabinets.
If you want to this problem, always make sure that you talk to the right person before the installation begin and you can even ask the contractor of the cabinets regarding the sink so that you do not have to spend extra money after this.
Lack of Power and Plumbing
Power and plumbing are not needed if you want to have a great kitchen island, but one must have it to make it effective. Power is essential because the kitchen island is often used as a space to cook or prepare food for cooking. Power will act as a source to plug in various appliances or things like phones and tablets for viewing recipes and much more. However, plumbing is only essential if the island itself comes in a dishwasher or sink but it also adds to the functional kitchen triangle and balanced everything out a bit more. Therefore, it is necessary to always talk with a plumbing professional so that you never fall into a ditch of problems.