If you're planning to put your home on the market, you may be thinking of home improvements you can make that don't cost a lot but will make your home more enticing to buyers. Simple plumbing upgrades could fall into this category. Here are some plumbing upgrades and repairs you may want to do before you put your home up for sale.
Have New Faucets Installed
New faucets could make a big difference in the appeal of your bathrooms and kitchen, especially if you have basic chrome faucets now. You might want to switch to polished bronze, weathered copper, or satin brass to add a luxurious look to your room. You might even want a modern high-arc or pull-down sprayer faucet for the kitchen.
New faucets could make the rooms look modern and appealing even if those are the only changes you make to the rooms.
Fix Minor Plumbing Problems
When a potential buyer tours your house, they will probably test your faucets and toilets to see how well they work. They might be looking for signs of low water pressure, weak flushing, or a toilet that needs a handle jiggle to stop running.
You might want to call a plumber to check your plumbing and recommend things that need to be repaired, such as replacing the components of the toilet tank so the toilet doesn't run, fixing a small drip from a faucet, or adjusting the water pressure regulator.
Consider New Appliances
Making minor repairs and replacing faucets are both fairly inexpensive upgrades you can make to your home, but if you want to make your home even more appealing, you might want to get a new water heater, new water filter, or a water softener. Talk to your real estate agent about whether investing in these appliances would pay off, and if so, call a plumber to help you select the right type of appliances and install them for you.
If you make any upgrades that need permits, you'll want to obtain the permits and have the appliances professionally installed so you can pass the documents to the buyer of your house.
If your house is old and the plumbing is in bad shape, you'll have a tough decision to make. Repiping your home is an expensive endeavor, but you may have a hard time finding someone who will buy your home with old pipes that need to be replaced. Get advice from a real estate agent and plumber when you're thinking about major plumbing repairs or upgrades like installing a new shower, walk-in tub, or tankless water heater.
Contact a local plumber today for more information.