Increase Your Home’s Value With Plumbing Upgrades!
When considering home improvement projects, the goal for most people is to not only make everything in their home operate at full efficiency, but to also add value to their home. Given the current market conditions for homes, adding value of any kind is going to beneficial to the seller.
One way to do this, which may not be immediately obvious, is by upgrading your plumbing. Here at R.S. Andrews, we are more than happy to give you a few tips on how to upgrade your plumbing and, in turn, increase the value of your home.
One of the easiest, and cheapest, ways for you to upgrade your plumbing, while also elevating the look of a room, is to replace your plumbing fixtures. Installing a new sink or faucet can create a whole new vibe for a room.
Gone are the days of standard, and boring, plumbing fixtures. These days there are a variety of different colors and textures that can be used. That means there is no excuse not to inject a bit of personality into your kitchen or bathroom through your fixtures. Coordinating these fixtures throughout your home can also create a unified theme that is extremely appealing to buyers.
With the current emphasis on green homes and environmentally conscious living, adding low flow devices to your shower heads and faucets is a easy way to do your part. Another way to go green is by installing energy-efficient toilets in your bathrooms. Today’s energy-efficient toilets use only 1.5 gallons of water per flush. Compare that with 20-year old toilets that use 5 gallons, and five-to-seven year old toilets that use 3.5 gallons. In addition to giving you bragging rights, they will also save you some serious money in the long run on your water bill.
Prevent Future Problems
If you live in an older home chances are your plumbing is just as old as your house. Old plumbing can pose a multitude of issues for homeowners, and they often find out after it’s too late.
If your home was built before or during the 1970′s there is a good chance your pipes are made of galvanized steel. These type of pipes are prone to rusting on the inside, causing them to eventually grow shut. Sewer lines in older houses can also be an issue. These lines can be made of cast iron, clay, or plastic. Cast iron can corrode away, clay is an easy victim of root intrusion, and plastic can be crushed. Being able to play up that you have completely modern plumbing in an older house is a huge advantage when selling your home.
As always, the team here at R.S. Andrews is available to talk to you about any plumbing upgrades you’re considering. We can talk you through the process as well as provide a number of different options to work with your situation, so give us a call today.