Ready To Do Your Own Kitchen Renovations? What To Know First

18 September 2017
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If you have a small kitchen remodel going on, and you are worried about hooking up a new dishwasher, garbage disposal, or any other appliances, there are some things you want to consider. You don't want to put yourself or your home at risk, and there are some precautions you can take to help make the process safer.  Some jobs are only meant for the professionals. Here are professionals you need to get help from, even if you are doing a lot of the work around the space on your own:

Electrician

All of the new appliances have to be wired into the homes electrical system, and if it isn't done properly, this could put you and your house at the risk of these things:

  • Blown fuses
  • Damaged breaker box
  • Home fire
  • Electrocution
  • Appliance damages from improper wiring

These are just some of the problems that can occur. Paying an electrician to do the wiring could save your life, and prevent other expenses later on. They will also make sure that your electrical breaker box can support the new appliances that you're installing throughout the kitchen.

Plumbing Expert

As you change out appliances, it may be a good time to update the plumbing around the kitchen, or you may need to change out some of the pipes and fixtures. You don't want contaminated water, a flooded kitchen, leaks, or other water concerns because you didn't have the plumbing inspected while it was exposed and in the open.

Structural Consultant

If you will be adding a lot of weight, moving around appliances when there is a basement underneath, or you will be trying to cut into a wall, find out if any of the walls or load bearing. You also want to be sure that the placement of the appliances isn't unsafe, and a hazard to the ground below.

There are a lot of things that are easy for you to do on your own when you want to save money during a home renovation, but these are some things that you don't want to do on your own, and that you'll want to get help from the professionals with. Talk with the local electricians, plumbers, and structural consultants to find out what you can do with the space, what you need to be careful with, and to get everything installed and in the right place so your home is safe. 

Contact a company like Safe-Way Electric & Solar Co. for more information and assistance.