Plumbing Pros Rank Home Repairs That Offer Best Long Term Benefits
Does your second stimulus check have you thinking about home renovations? You’re not alone. Home improvement has been on the rise for years. American homeowners spent $522 billion on home improvements from 2017 to 2019 [nerdwallet.com] – and that’s pre-pandemic! Find out what the pros say are the smartest ways to invest now in long-term upgrades and enjoy your increased stay-at-home time.
Here are our top 5 best plumbing home improvements for your 2021 stimulus check:
5. Address the worst first
Leaky toilet? Standing water in the shower? These are more than a nuisance; they’re potential health hazards. Obvious issues such as leaks or backups must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid a costly catastrophic breakdown in the future. When caught early enough, these problems could be solved with just minor repairs. A reputable licensed and permitted plumbing contractor will perform an inspection before repairing your immediate issue and helping you plan for the future.
4. Pay off outstanding home repair debt
As most experts would advise, paying down/eliminating an existing home improvement loan or line of credit should be at the top of your list. Once the loan is paid, it can give your monthly budget an immediate boost. The additional wiggle room may make it easier for you to establish a critical systems improvement fund. Read on to see how we’d use it.
3. Plumbing system flush-out
If you’ve been hearing gurgling sounds or experiencing slow draining, you may benefit from a hydro-flush of your drainage system. Having your lines flushed can help clear blockages, extend the use of your pipes, and prevent a major backup or flood. This is not a DIY project – drainage pipes contain hazardous contaminants that require special handling and protective gear. Leave this to a qualified plumbing company.
2. Cleaning/descaling your pipes
Can’t remember the last time you fried fish? Your pipes could probably remind you. F.O.G. (fats, oils, & grease) build up in your pipes over time and can create blockages and narrow the diameter for flow. Aging pipe materials such as cast iron develop scaling and retain debris. Bottom line: your pipes are filthy. A professional cleaning/descaling generally includes mechanical (dry) cleaning as well as hydro (wet) methods. A cleaning is much more thorough than a flush-out and could help improve flow and breathe years of new life into your lines. The service could easily pay for itself by prolonging the need for a much more costly repair or replacement.
1. Get “new” plumbing with Trenchless Pipe Lining
Modern technology makes it possible to renew your pipes without digging trenches through your foundation, tearing up your flooring, or removing walls and finishes. This high-tech answer to your pipe problems creates new epoxy lines directly within your old broken pipes. Remarkably, this advanced method SAVES an average of 30%-40% over the costly old fashioned remove-and-replace method. Pipe lining can repair cracks, channeling, sewer gas smells, and leaks. Plus, pipe lining has a 50-year life use expectancy! Now, that’s what we call a long-term solution! And that’s why trenchless pipe lining is our #1 choice for the best plumbing home improvements for your 2021 stimulus money.
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