Plumbing…the Perfect Holiday Gift

 

Laundry Room Relocation

It’s likely that giving the gift of a visit from All Star Plumbing and Restoration has not made the top of your idea list, but maybe it should. One of the most common requests from new homeowners is a first floor, or second floor, laundry room.  For many people the added convenience of having the laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms is fantastic.

It turns out that your significant other may find the gift of relocating the washing machine more romantic than diamonds. This can also be the perfect gift for aging adults. With many seniors living in their homes longer than ever, simple things like having the laundry room more easily accessible can make a huge difference in their independence, and quality of life. So consider helping mom or dad by moving the washing machine up out of the basement.

What’s involved with a laundry room relocation? Well of course there has to be space somewhere else in the house for the washer and dryer. The availability of stackable units can make this easier for those with limited available floor space. It might be an option to add the washer and dryer to an existing bathroom area or an unused bedroom. All Star Plumbing and Restoration is available to come to your home and help you determine the ideal location for your new laundry room. We can look at it from both the perspective of available space, as well as feasibility of plumbing. We’ll put together an estimate for you in no time and you can start planning the perfect way to “wrap” this surprise.

Of course some new plumbing is going to be necessary for this relocation. We’ll need to make sure we are able to get fresh water to the washer, drain the dirty water, and vent the plumbing as well as the dryer, safely. If there’s plumbing in the general area there’s a good chance that the location will work out. It’s also important to consider the stability of the location. For example if you’re moving to the 2nd story can the flooring support the weight and vibration of these appliances? What’s on the other side of the wall? Is it your bedroom? If so are you going to be ok with the noise and vibration that the washer and dryer will make in your room?

Some other factors to consider include the addition of a utility sink, folding counter, supply storage, and lighting. If you have the space there’s no better time to have them installed than during the initial relocation. In addition, you’ll need electric, and possible gas, run to the new location of the dryer. While all of this may seem like a lot, consider that you will be giving someone a gift that they will use virtually every day and will literally last a lifetime.

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