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Common Materials for Modern Plumbing: Part 2

If you’re looking for ways to make upgrades to your home periodically, plumbing is a great place to consider. You might not think about upgrading your plumbing as being particularly fun, but it can definitely make a difference in your home. 

If you want to invest in modern plumbing materials in Covington, GA, our team can help. You already know about some of the modern materials used in plumbing today. You can keep reading to learn more about plumbing upgrades that are being used in installations today and how they compare to older plumbing parts that may be present in your home.

Replace Pipes

Replacing old pipes in your home is one of the most impactful investments you can make. Aside from older piping materials being outdated, older pipes can also be much smaller than the modern pipes we install today. Smaller pipes can lead to more frequent clogs. 

When you add in the higher likelihood for corrosion in older pipe materials, the problem can compound very quickly. You may be facing frequent plumbing problems and not even realize that your older plumbing materials are to blame.

Insulate Your Pipes

Did you know that some of the heat from hot water can be lost when traveling through the pipes in your home? Hot water may not be as hot as you would like it once it travels from the water heater to whichever faucet you are using. 

The simple upgrade of insulating your hot water pipes can make a world of difference. Not only will you elevate your overall comfort, but you can also lower energy costs. You may not use as much hot water as you would otherwise. Insulation can lower your utility costs, even if you only save a little bit of money.

Upgrade Your Water Heater

You also want to consider the age of your water heater. Water heaters are only designed to last for an average of about ten years. If your water heater is older than that, it needs to be replaced or at the very least inspected. Your older water heater may be using more energy and costing you on your monthly utility bills. 

Newer water heaters are much more energy efficient. Plus, you may be able to invest in a larger water tank to better meet your family’s needs for hot water. When we install a new water heater, we can talk to you about maintenance steps that can help you get the most life out of the new system. One example is replacing the sacrificial anode rod inside of the tank every few years. This is a great way to prevent rust and corrosion and get more life out of the tank. 

Replace Faucets, Toilets and Shower Heads

If your plumbing itself has not been upgraded, there’s a good chance that you also have older faucets, shower heads and toilets in place. While you’re upgrading your plumbing systems, you may as well upgrade everything at one time. 

Outdated faucets, shower heads and toilets can use more water compared to newer versions. Today plumbing fixtures are all designed to reduce excess water use. Upgrading a single faucet or shower head may not make a huge difference in your water use, but overhauling your entire home can lead to drastic improvements to water use.

Your Comfort Is OUR Business. Contact the team at Snellville Heating today to schedule an appointment for modern plumbing.

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