3 Plumbing Upgrades Ideal For A Family Laundry Room


In just one week, it's easy to see how fast laundry can pile up in a home. Figuring out a system for getting laundry done and folding can help save time and hassle. Along with planning schedules, there are multiple upgrades you can have installed in a laundry room. Aside from the main washer hook-ups, a plumber can upgrade a laundry room with three other upgrades. Each of these upgrades will make it easy for your family to complete laundry and keep the area as clean as possible.

Farmhouse Sink

A large sink can do a lot to help you prepare laundry and get items clean. One of the larger sink options you can have installed in your laundry room is a farmhouse sink. These sinks feature deep bays that fit a lot of items without getting water or cleaning products everywhere. When the sinks are installed in your laundry room, they can be used to rinse off mud, grime, and large debris that you do not want going through the washer and causing potential clogs.

Access to water also makes it easy to fill up irons and steamers that you use with various types of clothes. The large sink can also be used to wash delicate clothes that cannot handle the speed and spinning of a washer. Instead of washing these items in a bathroom or kitchen sink, you will have easy access to all of your laundry supplies and drying racks. The water inlet for the farmhouse sink will likely be installed right next to the washer inlet. This makes it easy to transfer items from the sink to the washer or dryer.

Floor Drain

When dealing with laundry, there is often a lot of liquids involved. Wet and dirty clothes, laundry detergent, and bleach are just a few of the concerns. Instead of constantly cleaning up damp grounds or water, a plumber can install a floor drain in the center of the laundry room. A floor drain will be pitched so that liquids naturally go into the drain. Not only does this help with spills, but it can help when transferring clothes from the washer and into the dryer. Dripping clothes can create wet spots on the ground. Instead of having a dangerous situation in the laundry room, the liquids can fall naturally into the drain.

A floor drain is also ideal for any type of emergency situation. For example, if the washer inlet pipe bursts, the leaking water will go down the drain instead of flooding the room. It's a good way to protect the laundry room and the rest of your home. Depending on the size of your laundry room, a plumber may have the ability to install multiple floor drains in a single room. This can add extra security and safety for your family.

Compact Shower Stall

Installing a shower in a laundry room may seem odd, but there are many uses for it. For example, if the children are muddy and dirty after playing outside, they can take off their clothes, put them in the washer, and hop into the shower without spreading dirt or mud throughout the home. If the washer is not ready for the clothes then the shower area can be used to hang soaked clothes. The water can drip off in the contained shower and go through the drain. It can also be used to clean off any family pets that have gotten dirty and are in need of a quick rinse.

A compact shower stall can be installed in a corner of your laundry room. The compact design is typically made for standing room only and is mostly for rinsing off rather than regular showers. A plumber can install a shower head that faces the shower wall instead of the opening to prevent extra moisture and water from escaping the shower area.

Contact a plumber from a company like Roto-Rooter Sewer & Drain Service for pricing estimates on these laundry room upgrades. Depending on your budget, you can have one or more installed by the plumber.


20 July 2016

Exploring The Importance of Plumbing Pipes

Hi everyone, my name is Linda Strickerts. I am going to talk about plumbing pipes problems, repairs and upgrades on this site. Although the pipes hide beneath the floors and behind the walls, they are an integral part of the home. Without plumbing pipes, we would still be heading out to the outhouse to do our business. Washing clothes, dishes and ourselves would also not be possible without carrying buckets of water in and out of the home. I hope to explore the different ways plumbing pipes changed our lives for the better. I will talk about keeping the pipes in great shape as well. Thanks.