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Plumbing Improvements That Can Add Value to Your Home

July 6th, 2017



Home improvement projects are a great way to add value to your home and improve your quality of life. Plumbing improvements can be some of the most valuable home improvement projects you can take on. While most people don’t give much thought to their plumbing, plumbing systems play an important role in protecting health and safety and improving the quality of life by proving modern comforts such as hot running water. If you are looking to add value to your home here are some plumbing improvements you should consider.



#1 Repipe

Repiping can be a big undertaking, and it usually has a hefty price tag. However, with that being said, an older home with a deteriorating plumbing system can be more of a burden then a blessing, to you and any potential buyers. If you are trying to sell your home, having an up to date plumbing system can help your fetch a higher price. Any defects can

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give the home buyer more leverage in negotiating the price down. If you have the means, repiping might be a good idea to not necessarily add value to your home, but protect the value of your home. In addition, if you are suffering from ongoing plumbing issues and discolored water, you may want to consider repiping to improve your quality of life. There are a lot of noninvasive options out there as well when it comes to repairing and replacing old plumbing pipes, like pipe lining.


#2 Water Heater

plumbing improvementsWater heaters can be a sore spot when it comes to the condition of your homes plumbing system. Replacing a water heater can be costly event, especially if you tackle on damage associated with a ruptured tank. Replacing the water heater can help improve the value of your home and also improve your comfort. A new water heater is a good selling point as well, because it lets potential buyers know how old the tank is, has an existing warranty, and puts the mind to ease that the water heater will fail. As an added bonus, if you upgrade to an on-demand water heater you can appeal to buyers looking for an energy efficient home.


#3 Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel

When it comes to adding value to your home, remodeling the kitchen or bathroom is a great choice. Kitchens themselves have the ability to sell a home. A kitchen or bathroom remodel can help modernize your space, make your home more efficient, improve your quality of life, add value to your home, and appeal to more buyers.


#4 Going Green

Upgrading your plumbing fixtures for greener more efficient options is a great way to add value to your home and appeal to more buyers. In addition, to adding value to your home, you also decrease your monthly operating costs.


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Going Green with Your Plumbing – 3 Green Solutions

March 17th, 2017


Since today is all about wearing green we thought we would keep the trend going and extend the theme to our blog. When it comes to going green with your plumbing there are a lot of benefits; it’s good for the environment, it’s good for your health, and it’s good for your wallet. There are a lot of things that you can do when going green with your plumbing. Here are some of the best ways you can go green with your plumbing.


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Replace Faucets and Shower-heads

One of the easiest and least expensive ways of going green with your plumbing is to replace your existing faucets and shower-heads with low flow faucets and shower-heads. Most new faucets and shower-heads are designed to use less water without sacrificing pressure and performance. You should start to see and improvement in efficiency right away. An added bonus of replacing faucets and shower-heads with low flow models is it modernizes the space without costing a lot of money. If you are looking for a quick project to update your bathrooms and kitchen, then replacing the faucets and shower-heads is a good option.


Replace Old Outdated Toilets

Toilets account for nearly 27% of all water use in a home. More than any other plumbing fixture or water using appliance. So, it only makes sense to update old and outdated toilets with low

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flow toilets. Most modern construction already has low flow toilets installed, but older homes, particularly home built prior to 1994, can have old toilets that use as much as 7 gallons per flush! That is a lot of water that could be saved. While low flow toilets initially struggled to perform, newer versions are not only efficient but effective, with some models offering 2 flush options, one for solid waste and one for liquid waste. While replacing the toilets in your home can be and expensive project, you will make up for it in savings.


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On Demand Water Heater

Water heaters prove to be another source of waste around the house. Traditional tank water heaters can suck up a lot of energy to maintain a constant temperature of water being stored for future use. While having a ready supply of hot water at any giving moment is a good thing, wasting energy and the natural wear and tear associated with tank storage is not. On demand water heaters are far more efficient and cost effective in the long term because they only supply hot water when it is needed. Because they aren’t storing water in a tank there is no sediment built up so they are low maintenance and actually last longer than tank storage systems.


The above options for going green with your plumbing are great options. They can help you save energy and plenty of green! To find a plumber near you that can help you with going green with your plumbing check out our plumbing directory.


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