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Why Do I Need a Plumber to Remodel My Kitchen?


If you have ever considered remodeling your kitchen, you should take into account the importance of employing a professional plumber to help with the job.

Depending where you live, a plumber and electrician may actually be mandated due to building codes. Thus, in order to make significant changes to your kitchen, you must employ a certified plumber.

While at first you may not have considered why a plumber would be helpful in this instance, there are a variety of reasons why hiring a plumber will save you time and money in the long run as opposed to if you had taken on the the job yourself. Unless you are already a certified plumber, read below to figure out the benefits of hiring a plumber to help you expedite the process of remodeling your kitchen.


1) In terms of starting out, the plumber can assist you in locating fixtures. In other words, the first step is to figure out where new fixtures can be placed so that new runs can be put into place. For example, you need to be smart about placement of utilities, such as a sink that is usually put in over a cabinet and countertop. The plumbing for the sink and garbage disposal, sometimes even the dishwasher are run up the wall where the cabinet is installed. For other electrical appliances, the plumber will be able to inform you of the optimal location for them given what you have already installed.

2) Next, you need to take care of the Drain-Waste-Vent (DWV) Rough-Ins. DWVs are normally installed first given the space they take up, and it can be easier to place them first while subsequently placing water supply pipes and electrical cables instead of the other way around. DWVs are usually made from plastic, and it is best not mix colors; black is usually ABS and PVC is usually white.

3) Finally, plumbers are useful for their skill in installing DWVs at placing pipe across attic joists to the kitchen area, then moving through the framing on top of the sink wall. To finish up the job, they will place pipe down into the stud cavity making sure that everything is in place and secure.

An extra tip a plumber might give you is to avoid tearing into the walls. You can do this by running new pipe along the wall and then frame a soffit or a false column or beam to hide it, thus avoiding tears or damages to the walls and leaving you with a more secure experience. In closing, even if a plumber isn’t required due to where you live, there are many benefits enumerated above. A plumber can act as a third eye and provide you with knowledge and insight you might not have been aware of otherwise.

Are you looking to turn your Tucson kitchen into an exquisite space for culinary creations? Call Spartan Plumbing at 520-617-1000 for the plumbing help you need to make this dream come true.