For the modern family, effective time management is essential. Some days, chores just don’t get done because there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. So, if you’re having to spend an extra 15-20 minutes collecting your laundry and schlepping it to your basement every day, laundry tasks may get pushed to the back burner more often than you would like. If you’re thinking that moving your laundry area could be the answer, you may be right, but there are plenty of factors to consider before you embark on this project.
Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring a Professional Plumber
It our firm opinion that relocating your laundry area should never fall into the do-it-yourself category. You’re thinking, “of course they would say that,” but we assure you that we will tell you if there is a project that you can do without our help. Your satisfaction, safety, and comfort are our number one priority. So, it’s important to us that you know when to pick up the phone and leave it to us.
This is one of those times. A poorly installed laundry room could lead to a number of disasters, from flooding to gas leaks, and even fire. Don’t take chance where your family’s well-being is concerned.
Whether you’re talking about kitchens, bathroom, or laundry rooms, the fact is that not all fixtures are created equally. For example, if you’re going to add a utility sink to your new laundry space, you’ll have options ranging from about $50 to well over $250. The same concept applies to hose selection, faucets and more.
It may be difficult to imagine how simple utility basins would vary so significantly, but it’s definitely possible, and quality tends to vary proportionately.
Leak and Flood Prevention
Laundry room issues account for a huge percentage of in-home floods. It’s easy to see why this is true. After all, hoses can burst, and washers can leak as they age. So, depending on the location of your new laundry area, you may want to install a floor drain.
At the very least, you should insert a drain pan beneath your washer and consider adding an automatic shutoff valve, which detects things like burst hoses before they become a major disaster for your home.
Keep in mind that we are giving you a bit of an oversimplification here; moving your laundry area is a major undertaking, especially if you’ve never done anything like this before.
Of course, you will also have plenty of non-plumbing related items to consider, as well. You’re going to want nice, bright lighting in your laundry area. You spend so much time in that space, and you don’t want to wind up with a chronic headache due to bad lighting. Organization and shelving should also be considered, as well as interior design factors, such as a color and decor. So, this type of job is clearly a team effort, but we would love to assist you with all of the plumbing-related aspects of the project.
The highly-skilled plumbing technicians at Tritan Plumbing will help you determine whether or not the move is feasible, given the layout of your home. We’ll help you choose the best appliances and fixtures for your needs, and we will make additional recommendations that will help protect your home and family.
If you’re planning to move your laundry area, contact us today at for a complimentary consultation and a personalized quote.