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Make Your Home Market Ready By Updating the Plumbing

Make Your Home Market Ready By Updating the Plumbing

When it comes time to consider selling your home, like most homeowners, your top priorities are commanding top dollar for your property and selling it quickly. One of the best ways to achieve that goal is to invest in smart upgrades that will result in a high return on investment. When many homeowners think of home improvement upgrades, new cabinets, countertops and hardwood floors often spring to mind. But, did you know that plumbing, electrical and roof repairs are the most common fixes requested after a home inspection? Upgrading to granite counters, installing new decking and adding an extra bath aren’t going to provide a good return on investment if the sale stalls due to requests for repairs from your potential buyer, and a new energy-efficient HVAC isn't a great selling point if the plumbing leaks.

Plumbing upgrades are a great selling point to prospective home buyers for several reasons. A plumbing upgrade will eliminate many maintenance and repair costs for the new homeowners, and can cut their utility expenses. Additionally, there’s security in knowing that your home is up to code, especially if it is older. When it comes to investing in plumbing upgrades, practicality isn’t the only issue; luxury and appearance are important to home buyers as well. Here are three plumbing updates that can help you get your home market ready:

Replace Your Old Water Heater

While buyers today may want to have a hand in upgrading a kitchen or bathroom to their distinct taste and have preferences about selecting their dishwasher, refrigerator and other appliances, they are not interested in having to replace an old water heater. What they are interested in is not having to worry about old appliances that are not energy efficient. New water heater models are designed to conserve water and energy, so replace your rusty old unit with a high-efficiency EnergyStar® upgrade.

A plumbing upgrade will eliminate many maintenance and repair costs for the new homeowners, and can cut their utility expenses.

Upgrade Water Lines

Older polybutylene or galvanized pipes are the cause of many avoidable water damage events and repairs due to water line leaks. Galvanized pipes have corrosion issues that can affect water quality, and polybutylene is known to be brittle and prone to breakage during the winter. Many home buyers are wary of the potential plumbing problems in older homes, and appraisers consider your plumbing system when making their assessments. Updating your plumbing by re-piping your older lines with copper or PVC can help reassure buyers that your home’s plumbing system is functional and safe.

Modernize Plumbing Fixtures

Nothing ruins a prospective home buyer’s impression of your home more than ugly, outdated, leaky plumbing fixtures. Kitchen and bathroom faucets and shower and tub fixtures are some of the easiest, least expensive, and most impactful upgrades you can make in your home. Consider form and function, and opt for “green” fixtures that are high-tech, beautiful, but still water efficient such as low-flow toilets, faucets and shower heads.

Ready to update the plumbing in your home? Call Kimbro Air today! We have been proudly serving the HendersonvilleNashville and surrounding communities since 1944. Visit our service area page to find out if you are in our service area.