Plumbing upgrades can significantly improve the value of your home in Voorhees, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Our team at Davis Home Services can help you review the five upgrades that have the most impact on your home’s value.
#1: Modernizing Your Pipes
Plumbing remodeling projects often start with replacing older pipes. Note that this plumbing upgrade only applies if you have older pipes made of materials like:
- Cast iron
- Galvanized metal
These pipes have higher odds of corroding or breaking over time. Clay pipes have an especially high risk of roots growing into the pipes.
Cracks or corrosion in your plumbing system may lead to several problems, including:
- Pipe bursts
- Poor-tasting water
Plumbers in Voorhees can replace entire sections of the piping throughout your property. You may replace these materials with PVC, copper, or PEX pipes. All these options add value to your home while boosting the safety and functionality of your plumbing system.
#2: Insulating Your Pipes
You may also want to speak with professional plumbers about insulating the lines throughout your home. Most plumbing pipes end up running through basements in our area.
Basements are cool spaces. Running hot water through exposed pipes can allow a lot of the warmth to escape, impacting your ability to take a hot shower. Pipes may also freeze or burst if exposed to subzero temperatures in the winter.
Plumbers insulate your pipes by applying pipe sleeves or wraps. This insulation fits over your existing pipes, providing more protection. A plumber may also insulate outdoor faucets to prevent freezing in the winter.
#3: Replacing Worn-Out Fixtures
Over time, your plumbing fixtures see a lot of use and go through extensive wear and tear. Replacing worn fixtures can add value to your home, even if you do not replace all of them simultaneously. You may consider upgrading your:
You count on your water heater to provide warm water for your showers, washing machine, and dishwasher. You may want to update your water heater if you notice it has trouble keeping up with demand or if it continually breaks down.
You may want to consider tankless water heaters as a more energy-efficient option during the upgrade process. You also have the opportunity to choose a gas or electric heater. Focus on the energy rating for each model you consider before making your choice.
Toilets play a vital role in your home. Unfortunately, they age and wear out over time, often leading to issues like leaks and inconsistent flushing. You can replace your old toilets with water-saving plumbing fixtures that reduce the amount of water used with each flush.
Showerheads represent a relatively inexpensive and easy choice for plumbing upgrades. In addition, you can usually change them out on your own, improving your water efficiency with a low-flow showerhead.
You can also find water-efficient options for faucets. These faucets help reduce your overall monthly expenses but only represent one upgrade option. For example, you could also decide to install a pull-out faucet in your kitchen sink or consider a deep-basin kitchen sink for extra storage.
#4: Scheduling Drain Maintenance
Not all plumbing upgrades involve construction or replacing features in your home. You can upgrade your drainage system by setting up regular maintenance. For example, many potential home buyers look for drains that run quickly.
Some property owners pour drain cleaners down their drains to address slow-moving drains. Unfortunately, this choice doesn’t address the underlying cause of the issue. The drain cleaner may even cause damage to your pipes in some cases.
Instead, consider hiring a plumber to snake your drains if you don’t feel ready to have the system replaced entirely. Snaking the drains removes clogs and enables the water to flow freely. In many cases, snaking helps you avoid clogs and other plumbing problems while increasing your home’s value.
#5: Considering an Addition
Sometimes, plumbing upgrades represent significant changes for your property. For example, you may decide to add an entire room to your property. Common additions involving a lot of plumbing work include:
Many older homes in the Voorhees, NJ, area only have one full bathroom. New home buyers often want more than one bathroom. So, you can increase the value and appeal of your home by adding a second bathroom to the property.
In fact, some reports indicate you can boost the value of your home by more than 20% by adding another bathroom. You can increase the value even more by adding luxury features in your new bathroom, like:
- Steam showers
- Heated flooring
- Jetted tubs
We understand you may not have enough space for another full bathroom. In that case, you may want to consider adding a half-bath instead. Half-baths often add convenience and functionality to homes in our area.
Depending on your home’s current arrangement, you may have your washing and drying machines in the basement, the kitchen, or along a hall. Many property owners decide to declutter and increase their living space by adding a laundry room.
Laundry rooms allow you to give your washer and dryer more space. Fortunately, you often don’t need much space for a laundry room, especially if you select a stackable washer-dryer set. These machines may only take up a few feet of space, allowing them to fit in most cabinets or closets.
You can discuss all your upgrade options with members of our team.
Speak to Us About Plumbing Upgrades in Voorhees
You can learn more about plumbing installation services by Davis Home Services by calling us at 844-226-9872. We handle all types of plumbing upgrades throughout the Voorhees, NJ area.
We focus on your unique needs, space, and budget when suggesting ways to add value to your home. Speak to our team now to set up an appointment.