Want to invest in your home by making some renovations? There are several plumbing upgrades you can do that will make a big difference. Here are three upgrades that will require the assistance of a plumber.
Water Heater Swap
You may find that your current water heater is lacking a bit. It may run out of water because of its size, not producing water that is hot enough, or showing signs of rust on the exterior of the tank. Upgrading the water heater will be a great change that you'll appreciate immediately.
Making the switch to a bigger tank can easily solve those problems in the morning with long showers using all the hot water. A tankless heater can give you unlimited hot water and save on your energy bills.
Galvanized Pipe Replacement
Old galvanized plumbing is a disaster waiting to happen. These pipes corrode from the inside, so while they look fine on their exterior, they may suddenly burst and leave a big mess in your home. Consider swapping out your galvanized plumbing for copper or plastic PEX plumbing.
The good thing about this swap is that you do not need to open up the walls and replace every inch of plumbing. You exposed horizontal pipes in a basement, or crawl space should get attention first since they corrode faster due to the water that has settled in the pipe when the water isn't flowing. Hot water pipes also tend to corrode faster than the cold water pipes.
You'll notice increased water pressure immediately since the water has a bigger pipe to flow through. The water quality may also be improved, depending on how bad the pipes have been corroded.
Kitchen Appliance Upgrades
A plumber can assist with swapping out appliances in your kitchen that use water. One common upgrade is getting a new fridge with an ice machine and water dispenser. These require a water line to be run to the refrigerator so that it can get the water it needs to operate.
Another appliance that can be added is a garbage disposal. This can be a bit tricky if you've never had a garbage disposal installed since it will require some electrical work for the plug and activation switch.
These three upgrades will definitely help your house feel nice in the end. For more info about having a professional handle them for you, speak with your local plumbing services.