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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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Modern Marvels – Advances in Plumbing Technology

April 6th, 2017

When it comes to technology and plumbing you have to wonder, what’s next? Over the last several years there have been many advancements in plumbing technology. Some to conserve water, some to make life easier, some have stayed others have fallen by the way side. Part of determining if a plumbing technology trend has to do with measuring its usefulness and effectiveness. Plumbing trends that are available to everyone are more likely to take hold, then something that is only available to the affluent. Here are some pretty cool plumbing technology trends that have hit the market over the last several years.

 

Toilets

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When it comes to toilets and plumbing technology, conserving water has been all the rage over the last several years, and with good reason. However, now we are seeing more advances in toilet technology that not only conserve water but also help improve function and help make life more comfortable. Many smart toilets that are emerging have cleaning functions that eliminate the need for toilet paper, which is better for the environment and better for personal hygiene. Some smart toilets in Japan go as far as to analyze human waste to detect deficiencies and illnesses.

 

Faucets

It seems like everything has a touch screen these days so why not faucets? Advances in faucet technology are getting pretty cool. You have touch screen technology that allows you to select boiling, hot, cold, or even sparkling water in some

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cases. There are also touch screen faucets that help regulate the PH in your water as well, which makes for healthier water. Then you have touch screen faucets that remember different user’s preferences on water temperature and change colors according to water temperature. In addition, there are also options for wireless control from your phone or computer. Talk about a modern marvel.

 

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Showers and Tubs

From Jacuzzi tubs to hammock tubs to steam showers, modern advances in plumbing technology have not left showers and tubs behind. While water conservation is always on our minds, the latest in plumbing technology as far as bathing is concerned is more about luxury than anything else. With different nozzles that do different things, and a steam vent directly in the shower allows for many ways to get clean luxuriously. LED lights also make an appearance and can help create a custom light show right in your very own shower.

 

For more information on modern plumbing technology or other plumbing related topics check out our other articles.

 

 

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