Just about every real estate agent will tell you that upgrading your bathroom and kitchen are the best ways to increase the value of your home. While some people think they can undertake the work themselves to save money and get a bigger bang for their buck, there are some caveats. While an experienced handyman can most likely replace a cabinet, paint walls and install new flooring, and minor electrical work, plumbing is a whole different ball game. To avoid problems and unnecessary expenses, call in a top Manhattan renovation plumber for your remodeling project.
Removal of Lead Plumbing Pipes
Many homes built before 1986 had lead pipes installed in them. This is a potentially dangerous situation for babies and children, who can experience delays in their physical and mental development due to lead exposure through drinking water. Also, adults that drink lead contaminated water can develop blood and kidney problems. The best course of action is to have all of the pipes replaced by a licensed plumber with new, copper pipes to assure the safety and health of your family.
Relocating Plumbing Fixtures
Odds are, you are going to want to rearrange the bathroom, or kitchen, when you remodel, rather than just replacing the cabinets and fixtures. While that may seem like a fairly easy task, it can be quite tricky, which is why it is best to leave it to a professional plumber. While you can certainly find instructions for how to do the job yourself, there are many things that can go wrong. Leaks, improper drainage, and inadequate water flow can all cause major issues down the road. These can end up costing you more in the long run than hiring a trained plumber in the beginning.
Plumbing Warranties and Guarantees
If you are doing your plumbing work, you have no way to ensure that it is finished properly. If it is not, you could end up with damage to your walls, floors, ceilings and personal possessions. Although you may have homeowner’s insurance to cover some of the costs, you will probably have to pay some of the costs out of your pocket. However, if you deal with a reputable plumbing company, you can rest assured that the materials and labor will be guaranteed. Any problems you encounter are often handled at no additional cost to you.
We can help you avoid getting in over your head. Before you undertake a renovation project in your bathroom or kitchen, in Manhattan, contact Kew Forest Plumbing & Heating. Since 1929, we have been a Manhattan renovation plumber serving NYC residents and businesses, and we look forward to helping you complete your project.