Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.
Plumbing Tips to Boost the Value of Your Home
Posted by June 5, 2018on
Whether you’re considering selling your home or are simply planning some remodeling, many homeowners are continually thinking about how to boost the value of their homes. Plumbing upgrades can be an excellent way to increase your home value. Even small plumbing projects can provide a great return on investment, so here we will explore the best plumbing tips to add value to your home. Repair Any Existing Plumbing Problems Most potential homebuyers will immediately spot leaking faucets, slow drains or even water spots on the ceiling. These types of problems can be costly, and any buyer will start to think about how much to lower their bid. While you may be able to live with these issues, you are wasting water and compromising your property value. Have any of these existing problems or issues fixed before you put your home on the market to achieve the maximum sales price. Give Your Kitchen an Upgrade While a full remodel can be expensive, you can give your kitchen a fresh, new look with some plumbing upgrades. Changing faucets, adding a new sink or even installing a garbage disposal can create a new aesthetic that will appeal to buyers an increase your home value. Add a Water Treatment System According to an article from Forbes.com, installing a whole house water treatment system can be a massive game changer. Instead of needing to constantly spend money on bottled water and deal with the hassle of scale accumulation, you will just need to periodically replace a filter. A water treatment system will allow you to enjoy better quality water throughout your home and will appeal to potential buyers. Hard water is a problem in many areas of the United States, and it can cause issues throughout the home. Potential buyers don’t want to worry about whether a water heater has been compromised by mineral deposits or if there is poor water flow in the shower because the pipe is clogged with scale. You can reassure any potential buyers that your home has the best quality water, free of chemicals and pollutants thanks to your new water treatment system. Modify Your Bathroom Increasing your property value doesn’t necessarily mean you need to completely remodel the bathroom. Some small upgrades and modifications can change the overall aesthetics of the room to appeal to any buyers. Installing new faucets, a new showerhead or even upgrading the fixtures can massively improve the look. Additionally, if you install water saving fixtures, you can save money on your utility bills. Add Some Luxury Touches There are a number of upgrades that will add luxury touches to your home. If you have plenty of room in your garage, you could consider adding a utility sink. If your home has a gas supply line, you could have a line installed directly to an outdoor grill. A new outdoor faucet will make gardening even easier. These are fairly simple projects that will add some luxury to your home, increasing your home appeal and value. By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing