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Tips for improving your home’s plumbing system for a sale

February 24, 2015

Fixing your home's plumbing will be essential before a sale.

If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, you will want to do everything in your power to make the residence as attractive to potential buyers as possible. This means keeping your yard trimmed, repainting the outside of the house and making upgrades internally wherever necessary. One area you should pay particular attention to is the household's plumbing.

While we all might get used to the weird little quirks of our home, that does not mean they will become desirable traits for somebody who is looking to buy a pristine space. A little drip from the faucet doesn't seem like that big of a deal to you, but all somebody else will see is water that is going to waste and an unnecessary amount of money being spent. This will not make your home more attractive.

Before you go to sell, there are a number of changes that you should make to your home, both substantive and cosmetic. If you think that your plumbing system could use some improvements, you should call in a DC plumber to help fix the issues that you see. This blog post will dive into some of the ways that you can improve your home's plumbing for potential buyers.

The first thing you should do is be on the lookout for any aesthetic issues. There are all kinds of debris that will buildup on your faucets, from old makeup to discarded toothpaste that didn't quite make it down the drain. You should be very diligent in cleaning out all of these little nooks and crannies, and the shine will come through and make your bathroom look like a beautiful and relaxing space.

All anybody will notice when they come into your bathroom and check out the plumbing system is the pressure of the water. Nobody wants to deal with a lackluster shower or a sink that cannot produce enough water, so you need to be on top of these replacements as well. Be sure to invest in a new shower head and faucet for the sink if necessary.

More importantly, you need to inspect each and every pipe in your home to see if any have sprung a leak in the recent past. Not only will this excess water damage the rest of your home, it will also have a negative affect on the water pressure. If you do come across a leak and do not know how to fix it on your own, calling in a professional is likely the best course of action for you.

A simple way to check to see if your home is a worthwhile investment is to do a sniff test. While we all become accustomed to the sights and aromas of our own homes, you will really need to concentrate to see if there are any problems. If there is a moldy or mildewy smell that is a result of the excess moisture in your bathroom or other rooms, you will want to clean out the space and air out everything in order to get rid of the smell well in advance of your first open house.

If you are looking to sell your home and are in need of a professional to come in and handle a problem with your plumbing system, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood, Inc. as soon as possible!

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