Preparing Your Home Plumbing to Sell

Preparing Your Home Plumbing to Sell

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If you want to sell your home, you might want to leave behind changes that will increase your sales price. When considering home upgrades, it makes sense to include plumbing repairs that could impact the inspection and future home buyer’s decision. Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain for plumbing repairs that can make your home easier to sell.

Why Invest in Plumbing Repairs if You’re Leaving Anyway?

More home buyers are demanding plumbing inspections prior to closing on their offer. Ask yourself which investments will lead to the highest sales price. Look for issues that could cause a home buyer to withdraw an offer or look elsewhere. So, where can you get the best value for your investment? Start with simple fixes and work your way up to major changes that can impact the sale of your home. Remember to keep your investment modest unless your plumbing system simply will not pass inspection without major renovations.

Start with Small Changes

Start with changes that make a real difference but don’t break your budget. This could include improving the condition of your bathroom without completely remodeling it. Installing new fixtures such as faucets and showerheads goes a long way to improving the overall look. A new toilet or sink doesn’t cost that much but can give the room a just-renovated feel. Pair these changes with a new toilet paper holder and other amenities to impress prospective buyers during showings.

The most important thing, of course, is to make sure that everything is working properly. If you have slow or clogged tubs and drains, these plumbing repairs don’t cost that much to fix. Our licensed, insured technicians can inspect your plumbing to look for ways to spruce it up for resale. If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself project, stained caulking and dirty grout make for easy fixes.

Consider energy-efficient upgrades to make your improvements eco-friendly. Low flow devices added to faucets and showerheads help you save water and reduce your monthly utility bills. Older toilets use up to 5 gallons per flush while energy-efficient ones require just 1.5 gallons! That’s good for the environment and your pocketbook. It certainly will make a good impression on potential buyers.

Essential Plumbing Repairs

Water spots on the ceiling, slow drains and leaky faucets leave a bad impression with buyers touring your home. To stand out among the competition, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain to perform an inspection and fix any obvious issues.

Unattended leaks can actually create structural damage and impact the integrity of your home. No matter how soon you plan to sell your home, fix leaks as soon as you notice them. They can lead to damage to the slab in your basement or under your home, degrade wood and other materials used in the construction of your home and create other damage.

Pass your inspection with flying colors by giving your plumbing system a little TLC with the help of our experienced plumbing technicians. If you have major repairs, fix them before you put your home up for sale. If you have an emergency, call us for prompt assistance any time of the day or night.

Inexpensive Kitchen Plumbing Repairs and Upgrades

You don’t have to do a complete kitchen remodel to get a better price by making a few small changes. Changing out the sink and faucets gives your kitchen immediate appeal. Add a new garbage disposal and make sure that water runs down the drain smoothly. Prospective homeowners often turn on faucets to test water pressure and drainage. As part of your home sale plumbing repairs, we can check your water lines to ensure you have the proper pressure or clean the drains if things are running a little slowly.

Put in a Water Filtration System

If you don’t plan to sell your home for a few years, you could invest in bigger changes. A whole house water filtration system is a great investment that many homebuyers appreciate. Forget about bottled water that fills up the landfills and cost you hard-earned money.

Water Heater Repairs

If you don’t always have reliable hot water, it could be time to drain the tank to remove sediment buildup or to replace non-working parts on your unit. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, you may decide to replace it. Some homeowners choose a tankless water heater system that can save money on energy bills and waste less water. Give us a call to find out if a tankless water heater would work for your home and needs.

Do You Need to Replace the Pipes?

Admittedly, this is a big project to take on if you plan to sell your house. However, aging pipes can impact whether your home will pass inspection. Depending on the material used, pipes degrade over time. Metal pipes rust and corrode while terra cotta pipes break and lose shape as time passes. At some point, pipes are no longer functional. Call us for an upfront estimate and affordable service for major and minor plumbing repairs.

If you want to sell your home quickly, it makes sense to partner with bluefrog Plumbing + Drain for plumbing repairs, installations and replacements that can help you sell your property faster. Let our team inspect your plumbing system to help you understand the most urgent issues that can impact the sales process. Then, it’s time to decide the best way to spend your money on a high return on investment.

Before we start any changes, we explain all of your options from the perspective of creating a home with a higher market value. Trust bluefrog Plumbing + Drain with all your plumbing needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for plumbing repairs.

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