Selling your house is an exciting yet stressful time. There is so much preparation involved – painting, updating appliances, changing lighting fixtures, pressure washing the deck, the list goes on and on. When making improvements to your home, be sure to include your home’s plumbing on that list.
Replace old plumbing – If you’re living in an older home, your plumbing might not be up to code. Replacing this old plumbing can even increase the value of your home, especially if you’re replacing lead pipes.
Add garbage disposal – This improvement might be a bit pricey, but future buyers will love this feature and it also has the potential to increase the value of your home.
Anti-scald valve – This is a fairly easy and affordable DIY project and a nice addition potential buyers will take notice of.
Insulation on piping – Here in Pittsburgh, those winter nights get cold. Insulating your pipes with heat tape or heat cable will lower the risk of pipes bursting and will reassure the future homeowner.
Replace plumbing seals – Over time, plumbing seals wear and tear, spruce them up by repairing or replacing the following seals: toilet tanks, toilet wax rings, supply lines, shut off valves and washing machines.
Increase water pressure – Making sure the water pressure is sufficient is very important for new buyers, usually this is a very quick and easy fix.
Test your backflow preventer – Have you checked your backflow preventer in the last year? If not, you should definitely make sure it’s working properly. This will ensure potential buyers that the drinking water will not be affected by any sudden changes in pressure.
Should you run into any plumbing issues large or small, call Gillece and we’ll assist you with all your plumbing needs to help you get your home ready for a sale.
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