Although plumbing projects are not always the most fun thing on your Saturday to do list, they are crucial to the functionality of your home and the standard of livability that all potential homebuyers are sure to look for. Here are a couple of suggestions from your plumber in Mokena.

Current Trends

  • Tankless Water Heaters

    • Not only do they provide endless hot water, but tankless water heaters provide water only when it is needed. Without the use of a storage tank, you avoid standby heat loss saving money in the end. Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years with easy to replace parts making them a wise investment at purchase and in the long haul.

  • Recirculating Hot Water Systems

    • Thanks to this system that constantly recirculates hot water, any spigot in the home can immediately have hot water available. A recirculating hot water system is a pump and valve combination that delivers hot water wherever you need it in an instant. Water and money can be saved by installing this system because you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up.

According to appraisal expert Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute, the biggest plumbing mistake you can make is putting in a system when it’s not necessarily needed. Features like a recirculating hot water system are mostly found in higher-end markets, so instead of spending a lot of money and seeing less of a return, Sellers recommends sticking with the basic repairs and making sure everything is in proper working order.