Plumbing works that will skyrocket your
home’s value

If you are thinking of selling your home or are trying to make it in the flipping homes business, you have to know that not all plumbing works are valued at created in the same way. Upgrades that will be focused on targeting the foundational aspects of your house including pipes and drains do have a tendency of skyrocketing your home’s value since those are difficult to do. More than aesthetic works, these things take time and buyers know the impact of these projects if they are the ones who will have to handle it themselves.

The state of your plumbing will definitely have a big weight on the sale of your property, so make sure that these specific upgrades are the ones you put on your list of things to do to maximize the value of your home as much as you can.

New Plumbing Lines

Old, unchecked and poorly maintained pipes can result in dangerous and unsanitary things in them that will affect your water quality. These types of pipes can make your prospects see slow water flow and water that’s not transparent. Your pipes can also be blocked off completely by clogs and can completely burst and can be a threat to health safety.

Making sure that these pipes are replaced using more updated materials like copper and PVC will definitely improve the state and security of your plumbing, which in return, increase the value of your property.

Don’t try to hide these flaws as well. Buyers do have an inspection period that is handled by professionals. If you leave your old pipes and they find out, they can definitely ask to lower your property’s price or leave it altogether.

Bigger Drains

There are various drain sizes in the market today and choosing the small ones, especially in bathrooms, can turn your buyers off. 1.25 and 1.5-inch drains are close to getting extinct. Try to upgrade them to at least 2 inches.

Attention to small details like these will let your buyers know that each piece in your home is meticulously done and studied for. It will make them more trusting, open their minds to purchase and maybe even bid higher than your asking price.

Insulated Pipes

If you live in a warm state, then you might think that you don’t need insulated pipes. A lot of homes built in these areas are not equipped with insulated pipes too, so why bother?

Wrong. Unexpected weather changes happen all the time as global warming takes over. States that are usually warm now experience cold outbursts in just a snap. With this, you are exposing your home to possible frozen and destroyed pipes.

Pipes that are exposed and not insulated are also major energy sinks in a house. This can lead to higher expenses than they would have with proper insulation.

Insulating your pipes is easy to do and can be done quickly, but thoroughly. The efficiency and peace of mind that you’ll have is nothing more than the cost of upgrade that you may be afraid of.

Water Heaters

Everyone loves a warm shower, right? Not scalding hot and not frostbite cold. But then again most people neglect their water heaters – until it doesn’t work anymore.

Do your buyers a favor by not ruining their day with super cold water.
If you know that your current heater has been with you for years and is not functioning to its usual quality, then it’s time to replace it.

There are a lot of new options too like tankless types, gas and electric water heaters. Message us to check which variation would be more fitted and efficient for your home.

We are definitely sure that a working, maintained and appropriate water heater can be an added selling point that you can use when showing your home.

Eco-friendly Options

Environment-friendly options are becoming more and more essential in selling houses today. Many homeowners want to lessen their waste impact and live in efficient houses to reduce utility bills.

So how does this connect with plumbing and heating?

For instance, low-flow faucets and shower heads will allow your buyers to control the consumed amount of water. Dual flush toilets for number 1 and 2 will reduce the standard amount of water used every time they flush. Inefficient heaters will have to be used longer just because they don’t deliver the right temperature.

By making sure that you do these upgrades to your home when you start remodeling, you will definitely be able to add a lot of value to your property!

You can definitely message us at should you be interested in making these changes with professionals!


Let us help you so you can rest easy knowing that your plumbing and heater system will be handled by experts. We are proud to be a reliable plumbing company to turn to in Alaska.


907 E Dowling Rd Suite 4, Anchorage, AK 99518


907 406-2439


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