If you are looking for ways to upgrade your home, either to offer valuable selling features, or to protect it against long-term damage, consider plumbing upgrades. Plumbing upgrades help prevent more expensive plumbing bills in the future and can even lower monthly bills. Here are a few to consider.
An Automatic Shutoff Valve
While your home may already have a manual shutoff valve that can be used in the event of repairs or plumbing emergencies, upgrading to an automatic shutoff valve is a sound investment, especially for those who may be away from the home for extended periods of time. An automatic shutoff valve monitors water pressure 24/7 and will trigger if a dramatic change is detected, effectively shutting off your water and helping homeowners save thousands of dollars if a major breakage occurs.
Crawl spaces and basements are extremely susceptible to flooding, and even a little bit of water can do a huge amount of damage. If your home is in a low-lying area, a sump pump is a sound investment. It can automatically remove excess water before significant damage occurs. Modern sump pumps are also battery-powered, ensuring that your pump will work, even in the event of a power outage.
While many new homes may already have built-in backflow prevention, older homes may face pressure disturbances between the sewer and plumbing systems. This can cause wastewater to be sucked back into the home. By installing a backflow prevention device, your plumbing will continue to work properly, avoiding the effects of changes in pressure.
Tankless Water Heater
Provided you install the proper size (factoring in the size of the house and the number of people), a tankless water heater provides for an unlimited supply of hot water without the costs of keeping heated reserves in a water tank. This can save families money every year on energy costs while ensuring everyone has hot water when they need it.
Drain Inspections and Repairs
Inspecting and replacing damaged drains ensure there are no back-ups in your pipes. Regular inspections also help keep your pipes healthy and ensures their longevity. Regularly checking for and removing the buildup of food, hair, and grease is both proactive and can boost your home’s value.
How RiteTech Plumbing Can Help
If you are looking for effective ways to save money, protect your investment, or add value to your home before sale, we’re here to help. Do you have questions about our plumbing services and pricing? Call us today for a free estimate.