Should You Improve Your Plumbing?

Should You Improve Your Plumbing?

Usually, when people call a plumber it’s because there’s already an issue with the plumbing that needs to be repaired. This type of situation is already an emergency one where something like a water pipe, a water appliance, or even the sewage pipe has a problem and people just want normal functionality to resume, so they can run their faucets, flush toilets, or take showers once more without any problems.

But for people who are thinking long term, just because nothing bad is happening with your plumbing now, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be thinking about getting some work done. You may want to think about having your plumbing improved even before a problem occurs. But why would you want to do this?

Peace Of Mind

For many people, buying a home for the first, second or even third time usually means coming to a property has already been previously owned. In some cases, these houses may be over a hundred years old. In others, they may just be a few decades. But even for a home that’s only 20-30 years in age, there have been advances in plumbing that these older homes do not benefit from.

If you don’t know how old your plumbing is, or what condition it is in aside from “it seems to work so far,” you might want to consider a proper, professional evaluation. You may have older lead pipes leading up to your faucets, for example, which have possible contamination issues. Your sewage pipes may be several decades old and made out of clay, which, over time, can eventually corrode and break, or even suffer interference from outside sources like tree roots.

Adding To Property Value

For people that look on their residence not just as a home, but an investment, renovating not just your kitchen or bathroom, but your plumbing is something that can raise the value of your property. It’s important to remember that while vintage fixtures for decorative purposes in a home can make a property more appealing, the same is not true for crucial infrastructures like electricity and plumbing.

If you have very old plumbing in a home, this is something that prospective home buyers will take note of when they look at your home. Or, if they are very cautious, it is something that will be brought to their attention by a home inspector acting on their behalf. If you have a home that is competing with homes of similar size and quality, homes with modern plumbing will equate to “one less thing to worry about” in the minds of home buyers. And that convenience and added security come out in the price of your property.

Get It Done Properly

When it comes to plumbing this is something you should always leave to the professionals. Both the comfort and sanitary safety of residents in a home are dependent on the quality of a good plumbing job. Cardigan Kitchens & Baths can help with your renovations and, if you want ultimate security, make sure your plumbing is up to date too! Talk to us to find out more.