One of the most essential systems in every home in Mesquite is also one that is often overlooked or taken for granted. But envision your home with no running water or flushing toilets, and you quickly see the value in your home’s plumbing. Without these critical functions, you would soon categorize your home as uninhabitable. So it is essential that you keep in mind the age of your home’s plumbing fixture and piping to ensure that you do not get surprised when your plumber tells you it is time to begin a repiping and plumbing replacement project.
What To Consider
Most homeowners only consider plumbing fixtures when they are exploring a plumbing renovation or upgrade for their home. The life expectancy of items like your sinks, tubs, and toilets will vary slightly based on their quality and the care they have received over the years. But in general, most people choose to replace fixtures around the twenty-year mark. The biggest motivation is to get a more modern look and some added features or style. But function, damage, and leaks are also reasons for plumbing fixture replacements.
When it comes to your homes water and drain lines, age, and the type of pipe used in your home are critical factors. The life of water lines ranges from 25 to 50 years. But water quality and care play a significant role in determining when you will begin to discover potentially costly leaks in both water and waste lines. Proactively replacing piping that you know is nearing the end of its reliability is the best way to avoid leaks that can create tens of thousands of dollars in water damage and raw sewage contamination.
Your Return On Investment
Any money that you invest in new plumbing adds to the value of your home. But the secret is to keep the upgrades within the limit of what buyers are willing to pay for at the house’s purchase price. For example, you might love the latest shower technology that includes 37 jets and nozzles as well as a steam feature. But will many homebuyers be interested in giving you an additional 25k for that state-of-the-art shower? In most cases, the answer is no. You installed the shower for your enjoyment, knowing that there is a low return on investment.
However, when you make more reasonable upgrades to modern faucets and showerheads, repair leaks, and replace toilets, you can expect a 230% to 400% ROI. Buyers love having minor issues taken care of before they move in. And they are willing to pay for that luxury. In addition, when selling an older home, buyers are excited to see that the house has been repiped and that the plumbing fixtures have all been replaced. Using typical current materials, this project provides the buyer with peace of mind for several decades.
What If You Are Not Planning To Sell Your Home
If you are not planning to market your home in the near future, there is still much value in plumbing replacement. The money you are investing is still increasing your home’s value, even if you are not planning to cash out any time soon. In addition, you will be the one who is enjoying the added peace of mind of knowing that water and sewage leaks are not going to appear in your future.
To get a free, no-obligation price quote on repiping your home or replacing plumbing fixtures, call (214) 388-4525. The experts at Metroplex Leak & Locate have decades of experience completing these projects, and all of the work carries a full warranty.