Spring has sprung! Spring is a popular time for homeowners to get ready to list their homes for sale, and it’s also a popular time to experience spring cleaning fever! Whether you’re hoping to spruce up your home to add value to an upcoming sale, or are looking for ways to enjoy upgrades for yourself, Plumbing Experts has a few ideas for you.
Here are 3 highly desirable plumbing upgrades that will add value to your home:
- Upgrade to PVC Piping
It is true that old pipes can lead to new problems. Many older plumbing systems were constructed with galvanized (zinc-coated) pipes or copper pipes, which are unfortunately prone to corrosion. Corroded pipes are notorious for decreased water pressure, leaks, and even burst pipes. Ingesting water from corroded pipes can even cause health risks by metal or lead leaching into the water.
Newer systems are now utilizing corrosion-resistant PVC (polyvinyl chloride pipes), which have many advantages, such as chemical and corrosion resistance and overall longer service lifespan. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade even before an issue strikes to avoid potential damage down the road and costly repairs. We also replace cast iron sewer lines under your home or in the yard.
- Eco-Friendly Appliances
Older home appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines are notorious for being water-guzzlers. Newer machines utilize smart technology that produces the same results, using much less water and electricity. If you’re planning on staying in your home, consider the upfront cost of replacing your appliances, with the cost savings you’ll expect to see each month with less waste. Even if you’re planning on selling in the near future, new appliances are a favorable feature and will certainly add value to your home.
- Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity for helping to create a more energy efficient home. Traditional water heaters work by heating water in a storage tank, and when you turn your water on, it pulls from that tank that has been heating and storing that water. Tankless water heaters work by pulling water fresh from the source and rapidly heating on-demand. Tankless heaters are also appealing to homeowners because they are a big space saver as well.
If you’re getting ready to list your home for sale, or just in need of some repairs, we are currently running a special 10% off any Repair, so please consider the Plumbing Experts for the job.