No matter who you are, you should know that you have to update plumbing. Sure, it doesn’t need to be updated every year. But, if your plumbing hasn’t been updated in a decade, it’s time to consider some changes. Here’s why, and how POM Plumbing can help.
While it takes a while for pipes and the like to deteriorate, it doesn’t take nearly as long for plastic or rubber parts to. There are a number of plastic and rubber fixtures in things like faucets, toilet tanks, and showers. These will become less and less effective over the years. Do you sometimes hear your toilet running even when you haven’t used it recently? This is a problem with the mechanism in the back of the tank. Updating the parts in the tank can fix the problem. Consider having a plumber come to take a look. It could be a quick, cheap fix. Plus, leaving it to run wastes a lot of water and raises your utility bill.
Advancements in Technology
The next reason you should consider updating your plumbing is due to advancements in technology. Every year, engineers and technicians find better and more efficient ways to do things and that includes in plumbing. The older your plumbing, the more water it’s going to waste and, the more water your plumbing wastes, the more you’re going to be paying on your utility bill.
If you want to save money in the long run, upgrading your plumbing is a great idea. Plumbing retrofits are a great solution. Retrofits will limit the amount of water being used by faucets, your shower, and even your toilet without sacrificing water pressure. These retrofits will save you money on water and will make your home more environmentally friendly.
If you plan on selling your home or putting it up for rent at any point in the near future, upgrading your plumbing is a fantastic idea. Older plumbing tends to be dysfunctional. This is especially true for plumbing that hasn’t been changed out in ~20 years or more. After all, plumbing that old is bound to knock down the price on your house. People don’t want plumbing that’s going to cause them problems and the track record for aged plumbing isn’t great.
By replacing old and rusted pipes, putting in new fixtures and appliances, you’ll more than make back what you spent with the increase in your property value. Not to mention, you’ll have an easier time selling. People rely so heavily on the functionality of their plumbing. They’ll be quick to hesitate or choose another house over yours if they don’t trust the plumbing.
If you want the help of a trusted professional to update plumbing, contact us at POM Plumbing. If you have any questions about our services or how we can help, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.