When you think about making your house better, a great place to start is your plumbing system. With a few changes to your bathrooms and kitchens, you and your family can enjoy better performance from your plumbing. And, even better, most plumbing upgrades actually add value to your home.
In Callahan, FL, Bert Norman’s Plumbing offers experienced, licensed, professional plumbers and a full array of installation, repair, and replacement services for your home or office. Talk to our team of specialists today about what changes would add the most convenience and value to your property.
It can be difficult to single out just one upgrade, so be sure to talk to your i before you make any decisions. Your professional plumber can make sure your remodel goes quickly and gives you the beautiful results you expect and deserve. To get you started, here are a few bathroom upgrades that your plumber can add to your home.
Add Another Bathroom
No matter how big or small your family is, there always seems to be someone in the bathroom when you need it. The best way to get around this is to have your plumber in Callahan, FL add an extra bathroom to your house. The only problem you will have is deciding where to put it.
You could give your kids a bathroom of their own or add one to your master bedroom. This can not only keep the bathroom free more often, it adds an element of privacy that can keep the guest bathroom clear and looking good.
Or you could decide to treat your guests to their own bathroom. Add a half or whole bathroom to your guest room for a touch of elegance and convenience that will make your home worth more.
With the popularity of outdoor buildings on the rise, you could give your playroom, office, or man cave a half bathroom for the ultimate convenience. No more running back and forth into the house to use the bathroom.
Switch to Low Flow Shower Heads and Faucets
New low flow faucets and shower heads are an inexpensive way to lower your water usage and save money on your water bills. By just switching to a low flow shower head, you can save a substantial amount of both.
A regular shower head used 2.5 gallons of water per minute. When you make the switch to a low flow model, you will only need 2.0 gallons of water per minute or less. If you have more than one shower, your savings can add up quickly.
Add to that the savings from your bathroom and kitchen faucets when you change to low flow models. You will be doing your part to conserve our natural resources while saving big on your annual water bill.
Even better, you will not have to sacrifice your enjoyable shower when you change to low flow shower heads. You will still get the same pleasant shower experience, even though you won’t need nearly as much water.
Update Your Pipes
If you live in an older home, the first upgrade you should consider is modernizing your plumbing system. Your plumber can help you identify which areas are in the most need of change, so you can start there.
The most dangerous areas of your plumbing system are the old pipes that are no longer in use. Materials like galvanized steel are no longer approved for use because of their corrosive tendency. Not only do they break down more often, they can be adding rust and metal debris to your water supply.
Your plumber can make sure that your entire plumbing system is composed of copper and PVC piping, which is non-corrosive and a much healthier choice for your family members. Even though no one will be able to see this remodel, they will all enjoy the benefits of the new pipes.
Install Dual Flush Toilets
Your old toilets are the biggest water wasters in your house. And the older they are, the more water and money they are wasting.
If you have toilets in your house that were made before 1982, you should replace these immediately. These old models use between five and seven gallons of water with every flush.
Toilets made after 1982 are required to use just 1.6 gallons of water per flush, in an effort to conserve water. Just by updating your toilets, you could save a bundle.
One option you have now is a dual flush toilet. In these models, you have two choices of flush strength to get rid of the waste. There is a low force option for liquid waste only and a stronger option for solid waste. Most flushes are for expelling liquid waste, so the saving in water will add up quickly.
Install a Tankless Water Heater
For many decades, water heaters have looked pretty much the same. They all had a big metal tank to hold the water, which is only the start of the design problems. Eventually, these tanks can corrode with rust and develop a leak. But there is a new water heater on the market that is taking the plumbing world by storm.
Tankless water heaters are just what they sound like. There is no tank to corrode and run out of hot water. That means there will be fewer repair problems and no shortage of hot water when you need it.
Tankless water heaters provide hot water just when you need it by super-heating the water in a looping pipe system. You will never run out of hot water, no matter how many showers have been taken. And, you won’t have to wait for the water in the tank to heat up after it has been emptied.
Contact the licensed professional plumbers at Bert Norman’s Plumbing today for more information about how we can help you improve your home. Our qualified team is waiting to serve you. Let our plumbers make your house the dream home you’ve always wanted!