Upgrading your kitchen can help increase the value of your home when you are ready to sell or make it more functional for you while you live there. Kitchens are used for different purposes through different seasons in your life. It is a common gathering place for families and friends which means it needs to serve you with the right water pressure and working appliances.
When remodeling your kitchen, it is important to replace old plumbing and ensure that you have enough water pressure to complete daily tasks. Washing dishes, cooking, running your fridge or dishwasher, and cleaning are all necessities that require quality water pressure. S&B Plumbing wants to help homeowners learn more about proper water pressure and how to safely implement better plumbing in their kitchen remodel.
Why The Right Water Pressure Is Important
Something that we take for granted in modern homes is having great water pressure. You have probably noticed a time when the pressure wasn’t at its best, so imagine having low water pressure when showering or washing dishes all the time. Water pressure helps to remove grime from dishes, lengthen the stream on your shower, and run appliances that require a water connection.
In contrast, having extremely high water pressure can cause damage to your home or injury to those that live in your home. Finding the sweet spot when it comes to water pressure will prevent water damage and leaks. All water pressure is not equal and can change from room to room.
Water Pressure For Your Kitchen
Water pressure for all rooms will not be the same. Depending on how much water is being used in the space will determine how much water per square inch you will need. For typical residential spaces, the range is 45-80 psi (pound per square inch).
While there are some elements to help you control the water pressure in your home, it also depends on where you build your home. The elevation and distance your home is from the city water source will determine if your pressure is extremely low, extremely high, or just right. But, having proper plumbing with a pressure distribution system is something to consider implementing during your kitchen remodel.
Tips For Plumbing In A Kitchen Remodel
When you make the decision to tackle a kitchen remodel, you will need to consider letting professionals handle certain aspects of the project. There are many upgrades to your plumbing system and plumbing fixtures that can take place in a remodel, but they will only benefit you if they are done correctly.
Many homeowners change out faucets for sinks for a more sleek design or install touchless faucets. These aspects will need correct alignment and water pressure to work properly. Washing dishes with low water pressure could lead to more water waste. If your faucet is not working up to your standards, calling a plumber can help ensure the connection is sound.
Kitchen remodels can often add new means of water, including pot fillers above your stove and island sinks. Piping to these areas can be complex, so ensure that your home can handle these new water sources before you get too far into the remodeling process. Water pressure is even more important when you have multiple valve openings in one space.
Another mistake you will want to avoid when plumbing your kitchen is separating the dishwasher and the sink. Since they will both need access to hot and cold water, placing them together can help them share the same water lines and drainage pipe. If you separate them, this will require extra plumbing lines and higher costs.
Call S&B Plumbing For Your Kitchen Remodel
When you hire our plumbers to help with your kitchen remodel, we help your home to meet building codes, meet all your cooking and cleaning needs, and ensure all your kitchen features work together. Working with a professional will eliminate the risk of problems or early deterioration of your plumbing and pipes. Your kitchen is a common gathering place that sees many hours of use. Don’t let plumbing problems change the comfort of your kitchen, contact S&B Plumbing to tackle your kitchen remodel with ease.