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5 Innovative Ways to Update Your Old Home's Plumbing System

Many older homes may seem as though they lack the efficiency and water pressure of new homes. You may be stuck wondering if it’s time to replace the plumbing in your home. This can be costly and potentially destructive to your walls. Here are some innovative ways that you can update the plumbing in your home.

 

Change out Fixtures

Over time, your faucet and bathroom fixtures may have started to corrode. The filter in the faucet can become clogged and restrict the amount of water that comes out. This can give you the impression that there is something wrong with your home’s plumbing. Change these out so that you can start off fresh.

 

Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are becoming popular because you can get hot water on demand. They’re more energy efficient than the traditional tank of water. You also won’t have to replace a tankless water heater as often because the water won’t rust out the unit. Your water pressure and hot water issues may stem from a water heater that isn’t operating at peak efficiency and has corrosion in the bottom of the tank.

 

Use Water Dispensers to Advantage

Hot water dispensers produce hot water instantly. This can save you the hassle of having to wait for the hot water to reach your sink. You can add hot water to your oatmeal and have a meal almost instantaneously. There are lots of advantages to having hot water on demand when it comes to meal preparation.

 

Replace Exposed Piping

Some older homes have most of the plumbing exposed in basements or crawlspaces. This can allow you to replace the plumbing without having to tear into your walls. Using large segments of pipe with easy fittings can even help for those stretches of piping that are in the walls.

 

New Pipes Reduce Demolition

Pex piping is gaining in popularity. This is because it requires less demolition when it comes to replacing the plumbing in your home. The piping is extremely flexible so that you only need to have access to the areas that fittings need to be placed. It can also be color coded so that you can easily determine the type of water that’s in the pipe for future replacement.

 

Your plumbing is only designed to last so long before it has a problem. Consider if it’s time to replace your home’s plumbing. You may be able to use more innovative solutions at home.

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