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Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Plumbing System

You don’t have to remove drywall to upgrade parts of your plumbing system. For example, simply replacing faucets or installing new showerheads can give your home a more modern appearance, not to mention increased comfort. Here are a few plumbing updates you might consider undertaking without spending a fortune.

Replace toilets

Older toilets use more water per flush than modern toilets, costing more in the long-run than a one-time investment into an efficient toilet. Of course, pricing can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on the types of features you’re looking for. From automated flushing and self-cleaning, to seat heating and air drying, modern toilets can be as luxurious as your wallet permits. 

Replace old pipes

Older plumbing systems built with galvanized pipes are more likely to experience internal corrosion than modern pipes. They could cause poor water taste and create a health hazard. Call Tucker Hill for a professional inspection and estimate for replacing old plumbing pipes.

Upgrade the water heater

If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned or replaced the water heater, there may be significant sediment buildup that affects overall performance. Installing a new water heater will increase capacity and efficiency, giving you peace of mind every time you turn on the faucet.

Install new faucets

New faucets are equipped with touch sensing technology, pull-out capabilities, and various nozzle settings to make modern life more comfortable. Depending on your budget and the type of sink you have, a new faucet could be a sensible upgrade.

Install walk-in showers and tubs

A walk-in shower is the modern approach that’s here to stay. Sliding glass doors with tile flooring can take your shower experience to the next level. And you could also consider adding a tub to larger bathrooms for a more relaxing bathing experience.

Choose handheld shower-heads

If you already have an overhead showerhead, consider adding a handheld showerhead. This will make it easier to clean the shower and bathe children and pets.

If you have any questions about these plumbing upgrades or would like professional advice, give Tucker Hill a call. We’re happy to help!

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