The Importance of Using a Plumber in a Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodels Should Include Your Plumber

Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? It looks so easy on the DIY home remodeling shows and seems like nothing more than a quick trip to a big box store for a few supplies after watching a couple of YouTube videos. Right? Wrong. You can actually spend a lot more hiring a professional to correct mistakes than you would have if you’d gone with a skilled craftsman in the first place. A major kitchen remodel is a complex project that can span weeks, even months and a good percentage of the work involves plumbing. Before you pick up that sledgehammer, give Atlas Butler a call to discuss the project and learn how our team of licensed plumbers can help.

Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to get a licensed plumber involved in your kitchen remodel:

  1. Plumbers can help you with appliance placement. A plumber can go into your kitchen and see where the water lines are. That way, they can advise you on where to put your refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, or that big new island with a double sink. Don’t rely solely on aesthetics.
  2. Plumbers know the local building codes. They can also obtain any necessary permits you may not be aware that you need for your remodeling project.
  3. Plumbers can re-route and upgrade existing lines. This is helpful, especially if you have an older house. It’s much better to know beforehand what needs to be done than be faced with an expensive update or repair after the fact. Those types of repairs often require tearing into your brand-new walls or backsplash.
  4. Plumbers can recommend and install your new appliances. Plumbers keep abreast of the latest trends in energy-efficient appliances and can make suggestions based on your family size, lifestyle, design preferences, etc. They can also install the new appliances and make sure they are working properly.

The service pros at Atlas Butler are here to advise you on your kitchen remodeling project along with any of your other plumbing needs. Give us a call at 614-681-2183; our phones are answered by a live person 24/7/365. We have proudly served Central Ohio for more than 100 years and are at your service.

2022-07-26T16:09:50-04:00May 31st, 2022|Around the House, Kitchen Drains|

Keeping Your Drain Traps Clear

Many clogged bathroom drains are due to a build-up of hair. A quick way to tell is if the drain in the sink or shower is draining slowly or is completely backed up. If the water eventually dissipates, then you probably have a hair clog. One easy solution is to get a Zip-It tool, which is a thin serrated plastic strip that you poke down your drain, which you can find online or in a big box or hardware store. (They also go by names like “Hair Weasel.”) The plastic teeth on the strip will catch the hair and you can easily pull it out and dispose of it. However, if the Zip-It didn’t work or you suspect a more serious problem, then contact the service pros at Atlas Butler. We can take a look and see if your drains need to be snaked or rooted or if there is a more serious problem like damaged pipes or tree root obstruction. We are available 24/7; call us at 614-681-2183.

2022-04-22T14:47:31-04:00July 10th, 2021|Around the House, Kitchen Drains, Maintenance|

What not to put down your kitchen drain

You flip on the water and the disposal after cleaning dinner dishes, and the water doesn’t drain. The water mixed with the scraps from dinner circle the drain while your disposal hums. You probably have a clog that needs to be cleared. The main culprit of a clogged kitchen sink is a backed-up garbage disposal, which can happen when you put things down the drain that collect in the pipe.  Kitchen disposals are designed to chop up food refuse and send them down the main drain, but there are some foods and particles that can collect and create a backup. There are many preventive steps you can take to avoid these problems, which starts with knowing what NOT to put down your kitchen drain.

The worst items to put down your garbage disposal are greases and fats, coffee grounds, vegetable scraps and eggshells. Other no-nos include pasta and rice, which when combined with water, can stick together and create a mess. A good rule of thumb, or hand, is … if the scraps are bigger than your fist, then don’t put them down the disposal. And don’t forget to run lots and lots of water.

If you have a clogged sink or backed-up garbage disposal, call Atlas Butler Plumbing at 614-681-2183 to schedule an appointment. Our experienced plumbing techs will inspect the drain and find the quickest solution to open your drain. The pros at Atlas Butler Plumbing are available 24/7 for plumbing emergencies in your home.

2022-04-22T14:48:09-04:00April 1st, 2021|Around the House, Kitchen Drains, Maintenance|
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