Plumbing is one of those home elements that most homeowners don’t think about because you don’t usually see it. After all, hidden pipes are not as obvious or “flashy” as flooring, light fixtures, appliances and countertops. 

Plumbing, however, is a key element to any home, and it’s crucial to ensure it is working properly and is up to code. So if you update the plumbing in your home, it’s an investment – but does it increase the value of your Hamilton home? If so, how? Here’s what you need to know. 

Increasing the value

Plumbing is something that many potential home buyers want to have upgraded but likely do not want to do themselves – they’d prefer to have it already upgraded. So, if you are planning to sell your home in the near future, upgrading the plumbing can definitely increase the value of your home. 

Here’s how:

Increased efficiency

An efficient home is incredibly attractive to potential buyers, but more than that, it can save you a lot of money in the meantime too. If you plan to renovate a kitchen or bathroom – rooms with obvious plumbing needs – it makes sense to update the plumbing. Almost all new appliances are going to be highly efficient, so why not make sure the plumbing supporting those appliances is also as efficient as possible? 

An efficient home with updated plumbing is a great selling feature when the time comes. 

Increase the safety of your home

Older plumbing can come with its share of problems for your Hamilton home. Sometimes small amounts of moisture will build up around the connections of the pipes, which can be a prime environment for mould to grow in. Mould can be unhealthy for you and your family, so updating your home’s plumbing can also increase your home’s safety. 

Furthermore, older plumbing can eventually break down. Replacing the plumbing can help you reduce the risk of a major leak.

Regular plumbing maintenance

While you may not need a complete upgrade to your home’s plumbing, regular maintenance can go a very long way to increasing the value of your home. 

Regular maintenance will catch minor issues before they become big problems, and you can replace smaller sections at a time without having to do a large project. 

Contact Wentworth Plumbing today

If you have questions or concerns about your home’s plumbing, contact Wentworth Plumbing today. We can inspect any areas of concern and make recommendations about any repair or maintenance that may be needed. And if you are thinking about putting your Hamilton home on the market anytime soon, then calling us may just help you to increase the value of your home.