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Plumbing Renovation Tips for a Smooth Upgrade

Whether you’ve just moved in or you’re looking to sell, plumbing is one of the most common ways to both add value to your home and get more value out of it. Especially in the case of an older home, by investing in plumbing updates, you are increasing your chances of a better sale.

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After all, nobody wants to buy a home with plumbing they’ll have to upgrade only a few years later. Here you can learn more plumbing renovation tips to get you started.

Best Plumbing Upgrades

First thing’s first - where to start? For many, the kitchen is a solid starting point. Not only is it the heart of the home, it’s going to require a significant amount of time and effort. Your best bet for kitchen plumbing updates are investing in efficient appliances that don’t look so trendy that they will be outdated in a few years. Other best bets include updating bathroom fixtures such as toilets and showers. Replacing worn out pipes and having commercial grease trap cleaning service also should be a high priority - this is important both for your health and to protect your property.

Tips for a Plumbing Update

Planning ahead when doing plumbing renovations is essential, as is ensuring you have a permit and are following code. Take any needed measurements multiple times to ensure accuracy and beware of going over budget. Lastly, know when to bring in a contractor and take your time finding the best (not necessarily the cheapest) match. Find a plumbing company that has a Plumber Call Forwarding Service so you can easily schedule one of their experts whenever you encounter a plumbing emergency.

Finance A Plumbing Renovation

According to Houzz, more than 42 percent of home remodels go over budget. While a home equity line of credit is a traditional, lower-interest option for those who don’t have cash upfront, there are some cases when you may consider a personal loan. For example, if you have strong credit but not much home equity and want to increase the value of your home, a personal loan for small, effective projects could be a good choice. Another option is to refinance your home. For example, if you are looking to fix faulty plumbing, you could consider a Standard 203(k) Federal Housing Administration loan.

About the author: Elmer Zubiate of On Time Elmer Plumbing has lived in San Antonio, Texas for more than 20 years. In addition to plumbing services, Elmer specializes in HVAC systems and swimming pools.

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