Before putting your home on the market, you might give it a new coat of paint or spruce up the landscaping. Did you know there are seven important plumbing upgrades you should make to your home that can help boost your selling price?
Here are some plumbing upgrades you should consider before inviting in potential buyers:
1. Consider Replacing Single Vanities With a Double Vanity Sink
In most cases, one water line can be diverted to a second sink, making this a convenient upgrade. After all, who doesn’t want to reduce the wait time in the bathroom?
2. Replace Worn Faucets
Leaking or ill-fitting faucets are easy to spot and can age your home. Replace faucets with upgraded styles for a quick way to modernize your bathroom.
3. Make Eco-Friendly Updates
Buyers are considering sustainability when they are searching for a new home. Take a look at energy wasters in your home:
- Consider replacing an older toilet with a low-flow version
- Evaluate if a tankless water heater might be a good fit
- Swap out water-wasting showerheads and faucets
Your home listing can highlight how your home is eco-friendly and energy-efficient.
4. Fix Pipe Leaks
If you’re looking to sell an older home and you have had issues with leaking pipes in the past, a home inspection will likely flag the issue. It’s a good plan to get ahead of the inspection by hiring a professional plumber to inspect and assess the state of your pipes.
If your plumbing system fails the inspection, potential buyers will likely walk. It’s a good plan to determine their health now and either replace or repair your pipes so they don’t stand in the way of your sale.
5. Upgrade Kitchen Appliances
Nothing dates a kitchen like old appliances. A new dishwasher and garbage disposal go a long way to making an older home feel modern.
6. Check Your Water Heater’s Life Span
Water heaters typically have a life span of up to 12 years. Buyers and their inspectors will appreciate a water heater that’s early in its life cycle.
Have a professional plumber provide the service records for your water heater and inspect it before putting your home on the market. Installing a new water heater might be cost-effective to entice offers that meet or exceed your asking price.
7. Flush Your Drains
You might have cleaned the cobwebs from the corner of the room, but if your potential buyer sees a sink that doesn’t drain or the telltale ring of standing water in the basin, you might scare them off.
Check your drains work properly and call a plumbing for a professional drain cleaning if they don’t.
Contact Len The Plumber To Upgrade Your Home’s Plumbing
Don’t let a good home sale go down the drain because your plumbing wasn’t up to par.
If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, make Len The Plumber part of your team to get your home in tiptop shape to get the highest and best offer for your home.