You're excited for your kitchen remodel. You've been planning it for a while. You designed the new layout, chose materials, and figured out the schedule. It's been really fun to think about. Now you have to actually do it. Suddenly, it becomes a bit (or a lot!) less fun. Now it's a giant list of tasks. You're not going out to pick materials anymore; now you're hoping your kitchen doesn't get flooded with thousands of dollars worth of damage. What do you need to know about preparing your plumbing for a kitchen remodel?
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Spring is the perfect time to remodel parts of your home. The cold of winter has gone away, and the heat and humidity of summer aren't yet on you. Even in an air-conditioned home, those factors can make a big difference. When you look at your bathroom remodel, familiarize yourself with all your options. If it's been a while since the last time you had to remodel a bathroom, a few things have changed for the better.
Everyone's been there at some point or other. It's cold and you turn on the hot water for a relaxing shower or bath. Naturally, you stay near so you can test the water every 10 seconds. Then it's every 30 seconds. Then it's once a minute. This isn't what you had in mind. The water's taking forever to get hot! Instead of a relaxing shower or bath, you're just spending time - and money - running frigid water down the drain. Why isn't your water getting hot?
There are a few potential reasons, and you'll need to check each one. They're all straightforward to troubleshoot.
You must keep your plumbing in good condition over the winter. Frozen water can break a pipe, causing massive damage to your home. Yet even if you avoid a catastrophe like this, an inefficient or un-insulated plumbing system can mean a lot of wasted cost in water heating. Thankfully, the steps to avoid both wasted costs and major accidents are fairly simple and straightforward.
When the weather outside is frightful… your water pipes are vulnerable to freezing and creating a big, throbbing, headache. Burst pipes are a common cause of property damage during cold snaps, and they can result in thousands of dollars of damage. As with most areas of life, the best cure is prevention! So how do you keep your pipes from freezing?