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Whether you plan to sell your home soon or never plan to move, you want to keep raising the value of your property. That’s just why the home improvement business is booming in Cleveland, TN. Chief among them are plumbing service upgrades.
But the truth is, not every home improvement project will add value to your home. It is important to discuss any ideas you have in mind with a professional, to make sure that the work will not only make your home more efficient for you and your family, but also increase its worth.
Plumbing upgrades are some of the best ways to add to the value of your property. Here are some great ways to make your home better, more efficient, and more valuable.
Tankless Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters, whether fueled by gas or electricity, rely on a tank to hold the water. The water is heated and kept at the set temperature until you need to use it. This system uses a lot of energy to keep the water hot, whether it is being used right away or not.
The tankless water heater has a lot of advantages over the old models. First, there is no tank to hold the water. How does it provide you with hot water, then?
A tankless water heater super-heats the water right when you need it. So, there’s no energy being used until the hot water is needed. That can save a substantial amount on your energy bill.
With no tank, you don’t have any of the problems that go along with them. You will never have a leaking tank or a rusted tank that leaks. And, especially nice for those with no room to spare in the house, there is no huge tank to store.
Dual Flush Toilets
Traditional toilets have only one option for flushing. If you have a toilet that was made before 1980, your toilet uses between five and eight gallons of water every time you flush.
What sets the dual flush toilet apart from the rest is a choice in flush strength. You have a less powerful flush option for liquid waste only and a full-force flush for solid waste.
Most often, your toilet is used to flush liquid waste only. When you use the less strong flush option, you only need about three liters of water to get the job done. And the powerful flush option uses around six liters to flush solid waste completely.
Toilets are the biggest water hogs in your household. If you have your plumbing service replace your old toilets with dual flush models, you could save around 25,000 liters of water per year with each toilet. Not only do you save money on your water bill, you are helping to conserve one of our most precious resources.
Low Flow Fixtures
One of the most inexpensive upgrades that you can add to your home is to replace your faucets and shower heads with new products with low flow technology.
Your shower uses between twenty and thirty percent of your overall water usage. By simply having your Cleveland, TN plumbing service install a low flow shower head in your shower, you could lower your water usage by 40% or more. And, you will still get the performance you are used to with your low flow shower heads and faucets.
Your plumbing service can help you choose a low flow shower head or faucet that can provide the same performance as the old while saving both water and money.
Most home improvement projects change the appearance of your home, making them exciting to see completed. However, one of the best things that you can do to make your home worth more is to replace your outdated pipes.
Old pipes can be made of toxic materials that can get into your water supply. They could be made of iron, steel, or lead. When these materials become corroded, they can deteriorate, putting rust and harmful particles into the water your family drinks.
If you have any lead pipes or corroding old pipes, you should have your plumbing service change them out first. Copper pipes are a much better choice for your water supply and PVC is great for drain pipes.
Talk to your plumbing service inspect your plumbing system for outdated pipes. You can develop a plan to take care of the oldest areas first, then work on completing the upgrade throughout your home.
Does anyone ever really have enough bathrooms in their home? Even small families have trouble working around a single bathroom.
If you feel like you are always standing in line, waiting for your turn in the bathroom, you should consider adding another half or full bathroom. Either one could ease the tension of getting ready in the morning.
There are many locations for a new bathroom. If you don’t have one, a master bathroom is a great choice. Or have your plumbing service construct a bathroom just for your kids, so you don’t have to walk into a mess every time.
With the rise in outer buildings, a lot of Cleveland, TN residents have a she-shed, man cave, or guest house on the property. Make them more convenient with the addition of a bathroom. Your guests will really appreciate the extra measures your plumbing service can provide, and your hospitality will become legend.
The best way to keep your plumbing system in proper working order is to have regular inspections and maintenance. Not only will your system work more efficiently, you won’t have to deal with as many repair issues.
Regular plumbing inspections help your plumbing service detect any problems that may be about to happen. They will give your plumber a chance to get a good look into your pipes, so your plumbing service can fix the problems before they happen.
Contact us today at Metro Plumbing, Heating & Air for more information on how we can help make your home a better place for you and your family.