Small plumbing-related updates can have a big impact!

When you prepare your Triangle Area residence for selling it, or want to update a rental property, you will want to be sure that it will look and “be” its best. The obvious preparation items, such as paint, flooring, etc., almost always get done. But let’s continue reviewing the less obvious repairs and upgrades that can really set your property apart.

In our first article of this series, we mentioned some of the easily overlooked things, such as a leaky shower drain that might be causing water damage, or damaged or mis-matched bathroom fixtures, and deciding whether they should be replaced, for visual impression, and/or for home inspection purposes.

We also mentioned that the parts of the home that use plumbing a great deal are some of the most important areas, for many people.  When we buy or rent a new home,  the kitchen and bath are high on our priority items.

There is a good chance that there are several repairs and/or upgrades that can be made, and you might not have thought of them.  For that reason, we’ve put together the following to help get your place functioning at – and looking – its best!

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Selling or Renting your Home? Preparation Phase 3: Laundry

Around the House

Slow drains? Don’t reach for the chemicals! Plumbers know the best way to clear most drains is to get physical: plungers, snakes, and augers will take care of most problems without putting pipes or water systems at risk – and they’ll be invaluable tools wherever you move to!   Or contact Arc Plumbing for your Apex Drain Clearing needs!

Install access panels for easy access to plumbing or wiring in just about any wall of the house. This saves time and money by not having to tear a wall apart for what might be a simple fix. You’ll be making the next homeowner very happy, even if they don’t know it yet.

In the Yard

Keeping hoses stored neatly and out of the way of hazards like mowers and even sunlight can keep them in top condition for a long time. Doing it in style can really add to the home’s curb appeal.

Working outdoor faucets are a necessity. Check all of yours for proper operation, as well as any valves they’re connected to (the house water shut-off valve is often located on an outdoor faucet line). If you’re in a cold climate and don’t yet have freezeless faucets, installing them will give you yet another selling point. And add decorative hose bibbs to give the garden an added touch of charm!

If the existing sprinklers leave something to be desired, replace them with metal impulse sprinklers! These sprinkler heads have a solid brass nozzle, and stainless steel collars and trip mechanisms, making them a high-performing, long-lasting solution.

Make short work of spraying off the walkway, cleaning gutters, or cleaning the home’s exterior with a powerful, easy-to-use power washer hose attachment. While not as powerful as a pressure washer, it’s perfect for less-demanding tasks, and is a much-welcomed alternative to bending over and scrubbing by hand.

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