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Kitchen, Bath, Plumbing and Heating Experts


  • What are some primary things to know before doing a kitchen?
    Some things to know before undergoing a kitchen remodel are your budget, how you want your kitchen to function, and dimensions. Budget wise, kitchens tend to range drastically depending on size and product choice. So going into a remodel with a reasonable budget for the job you want to accomplish is smart. Knowing the general layout and flow you want your new kitchen to have is very important. You want your kitchen space to function well for your family’s needs. Thinking of some must haves is not a bad idea! Dimensions are always a must and play a role in the flow and layout of your space, without them beginning your remodel is impossible. 
  • What is the average cost of a kitchen remodel?
    Of course the cost of a kitchen remodel ranges depending on the size of the remodel, product selection, and labor costs. The range of an average kitchen remodel is anywhere from $8,000 to $60,000. But currently the average people spend is about $25,000. 
  • What do you tackle first in a kitchen remodel?
    Kitchen remodels can be overwhelming, often there are more options then most would assume. Tackling the layout of your kitchen along with must haves is a good spot to start. Once you have established the flow of our new kitchen and where you want the larger kitchen appliances (fridge, oven, sink, stove) to go we recommend picking cabinetry. Cabinetry will take up the majority of the space in your kitchen so taking the time to decide on a style and color are imperative. 
  • What are the final steps in a kitchen remodel?
    Final steps in any kitchen remodel include finishing touches such as hardware for cabinets, faucets, soap dispensers, etc. These are all necessities but can be installed last. They also help to accent any kitchen and come in multiple finishes so you can really make a statement. 
  • Do you put flooring under kitchen cabinets?
    The answer to this question is ultimately dependent on the type of material that your flooring is made of. Most of the time flooring is installed under cabinets. The goal is for the flooring and cabinets to all be the same height and level.
  • Tips for a kitchen remodel
      • Create a mood board of inspiration before undergoing a remodel
      • Determine how much storage you consider essential
      • Allow space in your kitchen for wide walkways in between islands and main counters
      • Find the right height for the microwave
      • Make sure you have enough counter space for your needs 


  • What is the average cost of a bathroom remodel?
    Depending on the size of the project, the cost can range but most standard full bathroom remodels today cost anywhere from $7,000 to $25,000. Of course, product pricing and contractor rates can also impact the total spent. It is important to establish a sensible budget before undergoing a remodel.  
  • What comes first in a bathroom remodel?
    First necessities for a bathroom remodel are dimensions. Not only of the space you have to work with but also the size of the products you want to install (vanity, shower, tub, etc.). Understanding or deciding on plumbing locations is another step that needs to be completed before remodeling. Lastly, it is never a bad idea to settle on a theme or style for your bathroom space. Having a color palette in mind when picking out products ensures that your bathroom will be to your liking but will also match others rooms in your house. 
  • How long does a bathroom remodel take?
    In an ideal situation, once you have all the products and hardware needed to complete your bathroom, a remodel should take 4 to 6 weeks. This is dependent on many factors such as the products you purchased all arriving on time, and that the contractor who is doing this work can complete the project in that amount of time. 
  • When should you consider remodeling your bathroom?
    The decision to undergo any remodel is always a personal choice, however if you cannot decide whether or not now is the time here are some popular reasons why most undergo a remodel. 
      • Broken hardware or fixtures, things are in need of dyer repair
      • Bathroom feels outdated and you want a fresh look.
      • Bathroom is now too small for your family’s needs. 
      • You are considering selling your home soon and know that an updated bathroom will increase the value of your home. 
      • You want to save money and be more environmentally friendly with energy efficient products.
  • Tips for remodeling your bathroom
      • Create a mood board of inspiration before undergoing a remodel
      • Install a recessed medicine cabinet rather than a surface mounted cabinet to allow for more hidden storage.
      • Use simple, minimalist hardware for a clean, sleek look.
      • Install bright lights for safety.
      • Pick a fan designed for the square footage of your bathroom.
      • Keep your color scheme simple and avoid busy patterns. 
      • Use light colors rather than dark colors to create the illusion of a bigger space.


  • Why is my toilet always running?
    A running toilet is usually caused by a flapper, the rubber or plastic valve on the bottom of your tank, which fails to seal. Open the toilet tank and adjust the float arm to see if the water stops an inch below the overflow pipe. If the water doesn’t continue to fill, the flapper needs replaced.
  • How do I test if my toilet is leaking?
    Open the toilet tank and put a few drops of food coloring into the water to check if your toilet is leaking. Return after 15 minutes to see if the color inside the toilet bowl has changed. If the color has changed, your toilet has a leak, but if the water’s still clear, you do not have a leak.
  • Why is my shower pressure low?
    If your shower pressure is low when other faucets in the house are running, your household’s water supply is insufficient due to an inadequate plumbing system. If the problem persists when all other faucets are off, it’s likely due to pipe or patch leaks.
  • How do I get rid of odor coming from the garbage disposal?
    Remove odor from your garbage disposal by using items like lemons, ice cubes, baking soda and vinegar.
  • How do grease traps and interceptors work?
    Grease traps and interceptors catch oils, greases and other fatty deposits, so they don’t enter your sanitary sewer system.
  • How can I prevent frozen pipes?
    Prevent frozen pipes during the coldest times of the year by allowing sink faucets to slightly drip non–stop, especially if you’re away from home for several days.
  • How do I unclog my main sewer line?
    Unclog your main sewer line by locating the clean–out plug in your basement, crawl space, garage or outer–foundation of your house. Insert an auger cable or sewer rod into the clean-out plug and work it through until it clears the obstruction.
  • How often should I have my septic system inspected?
    You should have your septic system inspected every three to five years.