When upgrading your home to increase its value, plumbing often gets overlooked. Whether you’re looking to sell your home soon or just increase your equity, modernizing plumbing will help.

Importance of Plumbing in Home Value

Clean water requires good plumbing. Water affects all areas of our lives–we drink it, bathe in it, and cook with it. Bad plumbing can cause many problems, from mold growth to structural damage.

Plumbing issues turn potential buyers away. Poor plumbing will lower your home’s value or even stop a sale after inspection. Here are several ways plumbing can add value to your home.

Modernizing Your Pipes

Old pipes are a ticking time bomb. Older materials like clay or iron can deteriorate over time. Replace them with PVC, copper, or PEX to improve their safety and longevity. Upgrading your pipes reduces the risk of leaks and enhances water quality.

Installing Low Flow Fixtures

Low-flow fixtures save water while maintaining performance. Toilets and faucets certified by the EPA’s WaterSense program use 20% less water than standard fixtures. By installing low-flow fixtures, you’ll save on utility bills and increase your home’s marketability.

Upgrading to a Tankless Water Heater

Standard water heaters take up a lot of space and hold large volumes of water. They must maintain the temperature of all this water, which wastes energy. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, making them up to 34% more energy-efficient than traditional water heaters.

Enhancing Bathroom Fixtures

Potential buyers want luxury where it counts. Modernizing your bathroom will make your house stand out to homebuyers. Rainfall or dual showerheads make your bathrooms feel like a spa.

Adding New Bathrooms or Laundry Rooms

Adding a functional room like a bathroom or laundry room increases its appeal among buyers. Even an additional half-bath adds to the convenience of your house. If your laundry machines currently reside in another space, like a hallway or basement, creating a dedicated living room declutters these spaces. If your home doesn’t have a laundry area, adding a stackable washer-dryer adds immense functionality to your home without taking up too much space.

Scheduling Regular Drain Maintenance

Constantly clogging drains are more than just a nuisance. They can mean your plumbing has underlying issues that need to be addressed. Over time, chemical drain cleaners can damage pipes. We can inspect and maintain your pipes to give you peace of mind about your plumbing.

Fixing Leaks and General Repairs

Leaks will silently destroy your home’s value if they are not addressed. If left unchecked, water damage will result in mold and a weakened structure. General repairs like fixing leaky garbage disposals or replacing old fixtures may seem minor, but they significantly impact your home’s overall health.

Contact Us Today For Any Plumbing Need

Plumbing upgrades boost your property’s value and functionality while reducing the risk of significant problems. For expert plumbing advice in Wichita and the surrounding areas, contact us today. Our licensed technicians provide comprehensive home repair or upgrade services, including plumbing.