When you get ready to sell your home, you might think about upgrading things that get a lot of attention, like the countertops in the kitchen or the floors in the living room. But some of the most important things that you need to consider are often out of sight and out of mind – like your plumbing.
Potential buyers might not notice the condition of the plumbing when they walk through the house, but they will certainly know if there are problems when the inspection is conducted, and they might decide to back out at that point. Plus, your realtor can tell potential buyers about any plumbing upgrades, which will surely impress them and make them more favorable to your property.
If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, here are three plumbing upgrades you should consider making to your home before you put it on the market:
New Fixtures and Appliances
The first thing potential buyers will notice about your home’s plumbing is the fixtures and appliances attached to it. A beautiful farmhouse sink with a hose faucet will impress more buyers than the typical stainless steel sink with a generic faucet. A rainfall showerhead will attract more attention than a basic showerhead with one setting. Consider upgrading all your faucets and other fixtures to provide more functionality and an improved look.
Also consider upgrading your appliances so they conserve more water and energy. For example, consider installing low-flow toilets. Potential buyers will appreciate the cost savings that come with these appliances.
New Water Heater
A water heater makes a big influence on the everyday comfort of your home’s inhabitants. Without a good water heater, you have to wait too long for a good shower or bath, or you may have your shower run cold right in the middle.
Water heaters have a limited life span. If yours is nearing the end of its life span, you should consider replacing it before you put your house on the market. Knowing that there is an older water heater in the house will rate negatively for potential buyers. Consider upgrading the heater also so that it has more capacity or is more energy efficient, such as a tankless water heater.
Replace the Piping
An older plumbing system is a ticking time bomb. No matter how well it has been maintained, it has an end in sight, and that end is coming soon. An aging plumbing system will have more leaks, more problems with water pressure, and more tainted water that is discolored and smelly. Even if those problems aren’t currently present, they will be. Potential buyers will also ask about the age of the plumbing system, and if they know it is older, they know that they are in for an expensive replacement in their near future, and that will affect their buying decision.
Re-piping your home can give it new life and make it much more attractive to buyers. If you upgrade the piping to something like PEX piping, you can make your home even more attractive. PEX piping is energy-efficient, and it is resistant to a lot of common problems, such as corrosion and low water pressure.
Making a few upgrades to your home before you put it on the market can help you sell it faster and for money. Don’t limit yourself to the cosmetic upgrades that will get the most attention when buyers are touring your home. Make sure you are upgrading and strengthening the infrastructure of your home also, including the plumbing. You’ll get a significant return on your investment, and your home won’t linger on the market.
If you are considering re-piping, contact Integrity Repipe in Mission Viejo. We have nearly three decades of experience in re-piping, and we can get your home in top shape before you put it on the market. Our Mission Viejo plumbers can give you tailored feedback for your home, ensuring that you get the best system for its unique needs. We also offer 24/7 emergency piping repair if you experience any problems before you sell your home. Contact us in California today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and friendly re-piping specialists.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
27068 La Paz Rd #771
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656