Do I Need a Plumber When Renovating My Kitchen?


When it comes to renovating your kitchen, it is best to leave the plumbing work to a professional plumber. While it may be tempting to tackle the plumbing requirements yourself, hiring the services of a professional plumber protects yours and your families safety plus guarantees the job will be completed to the correct standards. If plumbing is not completed correctly, issues can arise in the future inconveniencing you and your family and often requiring costly, extensive repairs.

Read on to learn a few common plumbing requirements when renovating a kitchen including:

  • Ovens and Stoves
  • Dishwasher
  • Sinks
  • Tapware

Ovens and Stoves

When it comes to gas appliances, inside or outside the home, experienced and qualified gas plumbers are the only people who should be installing these. There are many strict rules and regulations that must be adhered to. In most cases if gas appliances aren’t installed by a professional it voids their manufactures warranty. 


What’s a renovated kitchen without a dishwasher? When installing a dishwasher, correct plumbing and drainage is crucial. It is also important when pipes are newly installed, they are flushed so any debris is washed away. If not, debris can block the filter in your dishwasher and cut off the water supply.


Kitchen sink

Most kitchens have one, if not multiple sinks. Depending on where it is placed, a sink may be able to be connected to an existing water line or a new water line may be needed. It is also imperative to consider correct waste disposal for what gets washed down sinks too. 


Many kitchen renovations involve changing existing taps with new tapware. Using good quality fixtures and fittings, such as washers, highly recommended. The better quality the less likely taps will leak, saving water and money. When installing taps, it’s important to use the correct tools and equipment plus ensure the taps are connected to the water supply pipes correctly. 

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local plumbing professionals for your kitchen renovation needs

The Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas team of professional plumbers and qualified gas fitters have the correct tools, equipment and experience with all aspects of kitchen plumbing. They take pride in their work to ensure all plumbing is installed correctly.  The team offer fast, effective and honest workmanship and are known as the trusted name in the plumbing industry.

Call the team in Bunbury on 9791 1608 or Dunsborough on 9759 1317 today.