Both plastic and metal pipes last for decades. Many Indiana homeowners don’t replace their plumbing until they sell the house. However, you may want to enjoy some of the advantages while you’re still living there. Here are five benefits of repiping your home.
1. Prevent Leaks
You’d be amazed how much damage small pinhole leaks cause. Large leaks, such as burst pipes, cause exponentially more damage.
Leaks occur when corrosion eats at metal pipes, or the seal around your pipes starts to loosen. If you have old pipes, you should constantly inspect your plumbing system for signs of a leak. New pipes ensure that you don’t have any leaks and shouldn’t experience any leaks for the foreseeable future.
2. Improve Water Quality
Some metal pipes, especially older cast iron pipes, succumb to the natural process of corrosion quickly. Corrosion turns metal into rust. Naturally, you don’t want rust getting into your drinking water.
Switching from old metal pipes to long-lasting plastic pipes or corrosion-resistant metal pipes will increase the quality of your home’s water. When repiping your home, ask your plumber about also installing a whole-home filter at your main water line. If you have hard water at your location, ask about a filter with a water softener, too.
3. Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
If you sell a house with old plumbing, the buyers will account for the cost of new plumbing in their offer. Instead of allowing your plumbing to be a negative point for you in negotiations, be proactive with new pipes. You will see a significant return on your investment, especially if you allow yourself to enjoy the new tubing for a year or two before you sell.
4. Lower Your Utility Bills
New pipes won’t have water waste due to leaks, so you may see a difference in your water bill. Your new pipes may also retain heat better, eliminating standby heat loss. This way, you will save on your gas or electric bill.
While you may not see a return on your investment immediately, the savings each month will add up. Efficient pipes also contribute to a smaller carbon footprint. This is attractive to future buyers, and it should be attractive to you as well!
5. Enjoy Better Water Pressure
A comfortable shower can start someone’s day off right. When the shower doesn’t generate as much water as expected, the unsatisfied feeling can carry on throughout the day.
Most low-pressure problems develop as a result of sediment buildup in the water heater or clogged pipes. Fresh tubing gives you a clean start and full power water pressure. Remember to keep up on maintenance to prevent sediment buildup and clogs moving forward.
Contact JW’s Plumbing in Indianapolis
When you decide to upgrade your home’s plumbing, you are making a decision for the health and comfort of your entire household. Contact JW’s Plumbing for professional plumbing installation in Indianapolis, Indiana.